Contributed on Aug 1, 2021
How do you boil a society? How do you boil a whole nation? Paul knew the recipe or formula two thousand years ago and he spelled it out very clearly in his letter to the Christian community in Rome.
We live in an amazing time, don’t we? We have laptop computers that are literally thousands of times more powerful than the room-sized computers we used to put a man on the moon – actually, 12 men have walked on the surface of the moon … so far. The computer which landed Apollo 11 on the Moon ...read more
Contributed on Aug 8, 2021
The "crisis" at the border is not a Republican or Democrat problem, a conservative or liberal, progressive or libertarian problem … it is a “human” problem … and my goal today is to get you to stop thinking of this as a political issue and start looking at it from a Christian perspective.
Since this service started, 60 immigrants have showed up at our southern border. By the end of this service, 190 more will have joined them. Roughly 250 people show up at our southern border every day in the hopes of either legally or illegally entering our country. We have a big problem. ...read more
Contributed on Aug 15, 2021
Jesus criticized the Pharisees for their inability to discern the signs of the times (Matthew 16:3). The signs of our times seem to be indicating an increasing hostility toward Christianity, which has lost its place as the nation’s primary guiding ethic.
You can run but you can’t hide. That’s certainly true today, amen? They not only know where you live and work, but probably know what kind of car you drive, when you take a shower, what’s your favorite flavor of ice cream or your favorite show on TV, what station you listen to in the car. They ...read more
Contributed on Aug 22, 2021
Has our prosperity made us so oblivious and so apathetic that we are no longer willing to leave our pleasures long enough to protect and heal the nation that so many others have sacrificed to give us? Even if America has reached that point, we Christians must rise above the apathy around us.
[NOTE: The beginning of this sermon is referring to flooding that occurred where I live in western North Carolina.} Wow! What a week, amen? Life can come at you from out of nowhere and turn on a dime, can’t it? Last Sunday we gathered here to worship and had no idea how our little corner of ...read more
Contributed on Aug 29, 2021
Revival doesn’t happen with wishful thinking, my brothers and sisters, but with purposeful prayer, amen?
I know that I’ve been talking about a lot of discouraging things lately … there’s a lot to be discouraged about. I’ve got my list and you’ve probably got yours. But today, I want to remind us that it is never too late. There is always … hope! You see … as crazy as things are right now … as ...read more
Contributed on Sep 5, 2021
The proof of God’s love and His faithfulness to His Covenant is People is the fact that they are still around despite every effort that’s been made over the centuries and millennia to not only eliminate them from “the River to the Sea” but off the face of the earth.
“Why me?” Have you ever sung that song? The refrain goes something like this: “Why do bad things always happen to me?” I was singing that song one day when a man came up to me and said, “Why not you? Are you special?” Yep. I am special. And so are you … which is why bad things happen to ...read more
Contributed on Sep 15, 2021
If you are amazed at the willingness of Muslim radicals to die for what they believe in, ask yourself this: Who was called to this kind of commitment long before the Muslim radicals ever came into existence? Us
Yesterday there were ceremonies all around the nation remembering the tragic events and loss of life that happened on September 11, 2001. Nineteen Muslim men hijacked four commercial airliners and converted them into flying bombs. Two crashed into two of the World Trade towers, causing the ...read more
Contributed on Sep 19, 2021
A lot of people are wondering if we’re seeing the beginning the Tribulation or the end times and I thought that we would look at one particular vision that Ezekiel had to help us possibly get a Biblical perspective on the dynamic forces that seem to be tearing our world apart today.
“You’re pregnant.” Three of the most beautiful … and three of the most terrifying … words you’ll ever hear. The first question most people ask the doctor is … “Are you sure?” And the second question usually is … “When is it due?” Now, the doctor has to do some quick calculations in his or her ...read more
Contributed on Sep 26, 2021
Suppose that the Lord Jesus chose this very moment to return. Would you be ready? Our objective as Christians is not merely to be included in the Rapture but to bring as many people with us as we can. My eternal hope and my ongoing prayer is that neither you nor I get “left behind.”
One day a pastor was flying home from a speaking engagement. During the flight he observed one of the pilots flirting and chatting it up with one of the women flight attendants. He also noticed that the pilot was wearing a wedding ring and the flight attendant was not. As he watched the couple ...read more
Contributed on Oct 3, 2021
The end was coming and Jesus knew it and He tried to prepare His Disciples and His followers for the inevitable … not only His horrible death on the cross and what will happen to them once He was gone … but He was also preparing them … and us … for the inevitable.
The end was coming and Jesus knew it and He tried to prepare His Disciples and His followers for the inevitable … not only His horrible death on the cross and what will happen to them once He was gone … but He was also preparing them … and us … for the inevitable. “Beware that no one leads you ...read more
Contributed on Oct 10, 2021
The “false prophet” or “Antichrist” will perform great signs and will deceive the inhabitants of the earth, including bringing peace on earth … but that “peace” will come with a price.
[Play “Imagine” by John Lennon.] Wow. Sounds like “Heaven on earth,” doesn’t it? “Nothing to kill or die for” … “No need for greed or hunger/A brotherhood of man” … “Imagine all the people/Living life in peace … Sharing all the world … And the world will live as one” ...read more