Contributed on Aug 15, 2018
Holy! Holy! Holy is the Lord God Almighty, amen? What His holiness demanded, His grace provided in Jesus Christ our Lord. We walk around today wearing the holiness of Jesus Christ. When God looks at me, He sees the holiness of the blessed Savior.
Pastor and author John MacArthur remembers a conversation that he once had with a well-known charismatic pastor who told MacArthur that Jesus sometimes comes into his bathroom while he’s shaving in the morning and puts his arms around him and they talk together. I love MacArthur’s incredulous ...read more
Contributed on Aug 16, 2018
We may lose our health … our job … our friends … but we will never lose God. He will never leave us nor forsake us. “I will love with an everlasting love,” He promises (Jeremiah 31:3). “I the Lord do not change,” God promises" in Malachi 3:6.
I make promises all the time … and I always intend on keeping them every time I make them. But you know what? I don’t always keep them … not all of them … try as hard as I might. I’m going to let you down sometimes … disappoint you .. if I haven’t already. I’m gonna break a promise. But guess ...read more
Contributed on Aug 28, 2018
Learning more about God is the greatest intellectual pursuit of the human mind. The subject of God is transcendent … as vast as infinity. But studying God, to me, is the most satisfying, uplifting, edifying, expanding, and glorious task we could ever undertake.
How many of you had a kaleidoscope growing up? We all at least know what a kaleidoscope is, right? It’s usually a tube that you hold up to the light and see a beautiful picture made up of colorful pieces of glass or stones or paper. You turn the end of the tube and the mirrors rotate and the ...read more
Contributed on Aug 28, 2018
Our days are like pearls strung together on a thread. One event triggers another but we can’t foresee what’s to come. Not so for God. God dwells in eternity. He exists in the past and in the present and in the future … all at the same moment.
What is truly the one thing that money can’t buy? It’s time! Nobody … and do mean NOBODY … not even Donald Trump or Bill Gates or George Soros or Oprah Winfrey or Warren Buffet or Mark Zuckerberg can buy themselves a single second of time … as Steve Jobs found out on October 5th, 2011. His $8.3 ...read more
Contributed on Aug 30, 2018
One thing is sure. Everything is going to change and the change is going to come faster and faster. While everything around us changes at warp speed, inthe center of it all is an Almighty God who never changes. In a rapidly changing world, take hold of God’s unchanging hand,
[Hold up my laptop] You all know what this is, I hope. Yep … it’s a laptop … a computer. It has an Intel Pentium NB 540 processor … whatever that is. It has four gigabytes of RAM. It has 500 gigabytes of memory on the hard drive. Anyone here know what a gigabyte is? A “gigabyte” is a ...read more
Contributed on Sep 10, 2018
we tend to focus too much on the meek and mild Jesus and not enough on the glorified Christ with His sword on His side, marching on boldly because of truth and righteousness … mighty to save.
You want to talk about power? In August of 1883, a volcano on the Island of Krakatoa erupted. The initial blast sent a cloud of gas and debris 15 miles into the atmosphere. On the morning of August 27th, four tremendous explosions were heard 3,000 miles away. That would be like us hearing Mount ...read more
Contributed on Sep 12, 2018
The reason we shout for joy, the reason we worship Him with gladness, the reason we enter His Presence with thanksgiving, the reason we give thanks to Him and praise His name is that "the Lord is good and His steadfast love endures forever. His faithfulness continues through all generations.”
One of my favorite novels is Daniel Defoe’s “Robinson Crusoe.” You know, it’s sad how we’ve taken great novels like “Robinson Crusoe,” “Gulliver’s Travels,” “Moby Dick,” or “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and relegated them to children’s stories. We’ve done the same with Samson and Goliath in the ...read more
Contributed on Sep 26, 2018
God knows you … God really, really knows you … everything about you … and yet God still loves you! His love and His omniscience are both infinite, which means He can never know us better or love us less.
Imagine that you and the President of the United States are close friends. Better than that … he or she is your twin brother or sister. Now … I don’t want you to get lost here. I’m not talking about a particular person or president. I just want you to imagine “the” President … you can imagine ...read more
Contributed on Oct 30, 2018
Living in God’s Presence means realizing that God is with you anywhere and everywhere you are 24/7 … and that He is more concerned about every part of your life than you could possibly imagine.
Today we’re going to learn about the God who is always here … who is always there [point out into the congregation] … and there [point to a different part of the congregation] … who is always everywhere. Just as God is infinite with respect to time, so He is infinite in terms of space. He is ...read more
Contributed on Nov 7, 2018
Biblical or divine love is a self-sacrificing, caring commitment that shows itself in seeking the highest good for the one being loved.
According to the musical wisdom of John, Paul, George, and Ringo … “All you need is love, love … love is all you need.” Well … that and food … and shelter … and air … and sleep … Love is literally in the air. You hear that word everywhere. It’s been the subject of plays and novels and poems, ...read more
Contributed on Apr 25, 2021
Although the Psalmist Ethan finds no resolution to the tension between God’s promise and God’s delay in fulfilling His promises in Psalm 89, we know that God DID indeed fulfill His promise to David don’t we? The line of David did not end in the exile.
I make promises all the time … and I always intend on keeping them every time I make them. But you know what? I don’t always keep them … not all of them … try as hard as I might. I’m going to let you down sometimes … disappoint you .. if I haven’t already. The one promise that I will always ...read more
Contributed on Jun 19, 2021
We often think of love as some syrupy, sweet, tingly, sentimental, ooey, gooey feeling. Biblical or divine love, however, is a self-sacrificing, caring commitment that shows itself in seeking the highest good for the one being loved.
According to the musical wisdom of John, Paul, George, and Ringo ... otherwise known as "The Beatles" to us older folks … “All you need is love, love … love is all you need.” Well … that and food … and shelter … and air … and sleep … Love is literally in the air. You hear that word ...read more
Contributed on Jun 19, 2021
Now … you want to talk about REAL power? You want to talk about power beyond our ability to imagine it? Beyond our ability to measure it or record it? If you want to talk about “real” power, you need to talk about the Source … the omnipotent … all powerful … all mighty … El Shaddai!
You want to talk about power? In August of 1883, a volcano erupted on the Island of Krakatoa. The initial blast sent a cloud of gas and debris 15 miles into the atmosphere. On the morning of August 27th, four tremendous explosions were heard 3,000 miles away. That would be like us hearing Mount ...read more