Eden, The Garden, and The Two Trees (Part Three)
Feast of Tabernacles Sermon; Given 9/28/2021
Jesus' crucifixion took place outside the camp of Israel, just outside the border of the Garden of Eden, the general area where the Miphkad Altar stood.
Eden, The Garden, and the Two Trees (Part Two)
Feast of Tabernacles Sermon; Given 9/24/2021
The real cradle of civilization is not Mesopotamia, but Jerusalem, where God started His physical creation and where He will bring it to spiritual fruition.
The Handwriting Is on the Wall (2004)
Feast of Tabernacles Sermon; Given 9/21/2021
We cannot assume that we are going to be immune from tough times and persecution, but we need to ask God for the strength to endure what He gives us to endure.
Eden, The Garden, and the Two Trees (Part One)
Feast of Tabernacles Sermon; Given 9/21/2021
We we follow God's patterns, Jerusalem becomes the likely location of the Garden of Eden and the likely location for the future, heavenly Jerusalem.
Make Sure of Your Focus!
Sermon; Given 9/7/2021
Distractions produce a movement toward randomness and confusion, seriously endangering one's calling. We must sharpen our focus on God and His purpose.
Why Hebrews Was Written (Part Thirteen): Hebrews 2 and the Next Five Years
'Personal' Article; Posted 9/1/2021
We must keep God's Word fresh in our minds through diligent study and practice of His way of life to keep from drifting spiritually during perilous times.
Five Major Problems of the Pilgrimage
Sermon; Given 8/28/2021
Learning to judge is one of the most important qualities of a leader. Consequently, Christ warned that intemperance in judging will act as a boomerang.
Three Missing Kings (Part Two)
'Personal' Article; Posted 7/27/2021
Joash, Amaziah, and Uzziah, all kings of Judah, shared a common, spiritually deadly characteristic that kept them from being listed in Christ's genealogy.
Wandering or Pilgrimage?
Sermon; Given 7/24/2021
We are not aimlessly wandering, but are on a God-guided pilgrimage. The circuitous route ensures our safety, just as it did for the ancient Israelites.
The Wilderness Trek and Judgment Begins
Sermon; Given 6/26/2021
God's people must learn to trust Him for their survival, remembering that the eating of Unleavened Bread is a reminder that only God has the power to rescue.
Three Missing Kings (Part One)
'Personal' Article; Posted 6/7/2021
Jesus Christ's genealogy in Matthew's gospel leaves out three kings. But which ones are excluded, and what does their absence teach us?
Unleavened Bread and the Holy Spirit (Part Two)
Sermon; Given 5/23/2021
Our exodus from the bondage of sin begins and ends with God. He commanded Israel to mark their escape with unleavened bread because of what He did.
Unleavened Bread and the Holy Spirit (Part One)
Sermon; Given 5/1/2021
God's command to eat unleavened bread teaches that He rescued His people from the bondage of sin, something they had no power to accomplish of themselves.
Why Hebrews Was Written (Part Twelve): The Son's Superiority Over Angels
'Personal' Article; Posted 4/13/2021
Some Jews among the early converts believed that Jesus Christ did not qualify to be the church's High Priest, considering angels to be greater and holier.
Patriotism, the Summer Soldier, and Our Times (Part Two)
Sermon; Given 4/3/2021
In terms of patriotism to God's Kingdom, Jesus set the standard higher than anyone else, sacrificing His life for everyone, even before the Father called them.
Patriotism, the Summer Soldier, and Our Times (Part One)
Sermon; Given 3/28/2021
Jesus Christ was not a sunshine patriot, but sacrificed everything He had for the sake of God's people and the Kingdom of God—His holy nation.
Hebrews 2: God Is Present
Sermon; Given 2/20/2021
God's people must immerse themselves daily in the Scriptures. While sinning Israelites consider God to be absent, He is nevertheless present with His saints.
Why Was Hebrews Written? (Part Eleven): God Is Not Silent
'Personal' Article; Posted 2/16/2021
Christians must seek God Himself and truly listen to what He says in His Word. Only then will they have the heart of wisdom to deal with today's challenges.
Hebrews as a Sermon (Part Two)
Sermon; Given 1/16/2021
God designed the sermon of Hebrews to motivate God's people, who are going through the same turmoil as those living in 65 AD, facing persecution from society.
Why Hebrews Was Written (Part Ten): Christianity's Claims
'Personal' Article; Posted 12/7/2020
Here are twelve claims that the Father, the Son, and Their way of life make upon humanity, giving mankind no excuse for its failure to respond to God.