Church: Who’s In Charge?

Who is in charge of Jesus’ Church?  That simple question evokes just about as many answers as there are churchgoing people in multitudes of local churches and church denominations around the world.  Is there an answer?  Is there one simple answer?  I believe there is—and I’ll be responding to that question in this teaching. DefinitionsContinue reading “Church: Who’s In Charge?”

Manifesto For The United States of America

(NOTE: Unlike many contemporary “doomsday deceivers” and false prophets prophesying imminent doom for the USA, I wrote this positive manifesto to give hope and promise for a bright future for this “land that I love…) I solemnly proclaim and declare to all who have ears to hear, eyes to see, and understanding to comprehend thatContinue reading “Manifesto For The United States of America”

Emmanuel…God With You!

Emmanuel… To me, it’s a musical-sounding word that evokes many memories around Christmas time each year.  Emmanuel is a word used often during the Christmas season—in sermons and in music.  It’s a popular name for churches, too; my wife and I attended Emmanuel Church for a few years.  In some areas of the world, parentsContinue reading “Emmanuel…God With You!”

Joy Unspeakable!

Some people just never seem to have any authentic joy in their lives.  Oh, they might experience happiness, but joy and happiness aren’t the same.  Some people just seem to fret all the time about the negative, “dark” aspects of life, and never seem to find God’s true joy for their lives.  Are YOU oneContinue reading “Joy Unspeakable!”

The Killer God

Almost daily I pray, Spirit, lead me into truth without borders.  What does that mean?  For years, I have been praying that God will lead me into his truth about the matter of atrocities in the Bible—not human attempts at truth to explain away the atrocities, cover them up, or deny they happened.  I wantContinue reading “The Killer God”

Eternity In My Heart

The Bible teaches that God has “placed eternity” in the heart of every human being!  That sounds like a nice religious sentiment—even sort of poetic, but what does it really mean?  A good place to begin in answering that question is to define some words and terms:  God, eternity, heart, etc. Here we go…  OfContinue reading “Eternity In My Heart”

Bible Study Principles

When I first became a believer in Jesus, I wish I had learned these Bible study principles! Here’s the most important point I want you to know when it comes to the Bible.  Learn the differences between translation, interpretation, and understanding—all of which are imperfect human endeavors dealing with a perfect Bible in its originalContinue reading “Bible Study Principles”

Revelation Unveiled

Worship His Majesty! What I will share with you for the next 25 minutes may be new to you.  That’s okay.  Holy Spirit began to share these thoughts with me only 7 weeks ago (June 2020) and I still have much to learn.  Please understand that I am not trying to push these thoughts onContinue reading “Revelation Unveiled”

Hope In God’s Promises

Most of us humans—being self-centered and self-absorbed for the most part—often break our promises—even if we’re well-intended in attempting to keep our promises.  It’s a rare human who doesn’t break promises sometimes—for real or contrived reasons.  We break promises to God, to family members, to our children, to friends, to bosses, to customers…and the paradeContinue reading “Hope In God’s Promises”

Hope In God’s Nature

My dear friend, Gerry Beauchemin, has written two very popular, widely-read books:  Hope Beyond Hell and Hope For All.  I have read and re-read both books numerous times because they are such good primers for the biblical belief that eventually God is going to restore, redeem, and reconcile all creation—including all humanity—to Himself.  His twoContinue reading “Hope In God’s Nature”