A question about Gaza

A question about Gaza

A church member asked me, “Pastor, is the Gaza in Jeremiah 47 the same as the Gaza that’s in the news today?” My answer was “yes.” Then I explained: In chapter 47, Jeremiah is pronouncing judgment from God on the ancient Philistines. This...
WHOSE LAND IS IT, ANYWAY?

WHOSE LAND IS IT, ANYWAY?

Before I say anything else, I simply need to beg you to pray for peace and for mercy in the Holy Land. All of us are watching the events there with horror at what has transpired and dread of what has yet to take place. What Hamas did October 7th was entirely...
THE ANTICHRIST IS HERE AGAIN

THE ANTICHRIST IS HERE AGAIN

There was a new movie in the “Left Behind” series being shown in theaters a couple of weeks ago. The movie was called Left Behind: the Rise of the Antichrist. It actually was the tenth-best-attended movie in America the week that it was in theaters. However, that was...
THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT

THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT

Over the years, I have heard story after story from person after person who have had an unforgettable, life-changing experience that they have called “the baptism of the Holy Spirit.” Sadly, I have also seen more than a little disagreement, confusion, and hurt...
Dope? Nope!

Dope? Nope!

“Thou shalt not bear false witness.” Everybody agrees with God that lying is wrong. But what’s wrong about it, anyway? Did God just forbid it because he took a notion to, for no particular reason? Or is lying actually contrary to God’s will and...
Pastors Are Elders?

Pastors Are Elders?

In the New Testament, there are only two kinds of church leaders. The first is deacons, mature believers appointed to lead a specific practical ministry in the church. Just one Greek word is used for this office: diakonos. It’s a very basic word for a servant, an...