The Days of Awe

Do you know what I find ironic looking back over the last two years? When state governments told churches to close, they did. In some states like California and Nevada, casinos and strip clubs were open, but churches had to shut down. Some Christian celebrities got together and thought they could solve the problem by... Continue Reading →

The Bible in 90 Days

Do you remember all the memory verses from your childhood? Probably not. I grew up hearing topical messages and listening to Charismatic preachers, and while I know a decent amount of Bible stories, I have realized in the last year that I do not know the whole Bible as well as I would like to.... Continue Reading →

The Coming of the Lord

How often do you think about the coming of the Lord? Until recently, it wasn't something that crossed my mind. At the end of last year, I read the book of Revelation and quasi-studied it. I find myself there again. The book frightened me as a kid; the idea of the anti-Christ, armageddon, wars, and... Continue Reading →

Examining the Offering Confession

"We receive jobs and better jobs, raises, and bonuses, benefits, bills paid off, debts demolished...we command our harvest to come.... angels go get it and bring it to us now in Jesus' name!" These are part of the words I used to say every Sunday after the tithes and offerings were received. But, I have... Continue Reading →

Speaking Right Words

Growing up and even a few years ago, if I heard the phrase, "speaking right words," I knew exactly where the message was going. We were reminded that life and death are in the power of the tongue, and when we speak negatively we negate our faith. Now it is true that we should have... Continue Reading →

A Promise And a Warning

Deuteronomy 11:26-32 LSB “See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse:27 the blessing, if you listen to the commandments of Yahweh your God, which I am commanding you today;28 and the curse, if you do not listen to the commandments of Yahweh your God, but turn aside from the way which... Continue Reading →

Elul: A Month of Preparation

Elul is the sixth month on the Hebrew calendar and leads into the High Holidays of Yom Teruah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot (The Feast of Trumpets, The Day of Atonement, and the Feast of Tabernacles). The Fall Feasts are the only remaining feasts yet to be fulfilled. Jesus gave a warning in two parables in... Continue Reading →

Overcoming Sin

There is an interesting verse in Genesis chapter four that we have all read countless times, but today I realized God Himself gave us the key to victory over sin. Genesis 4:1-10 LSB "Now the man knew his wife Eve, and she conceived and gave birth to Cain, and she said, "I have gotten a... Continue Reading →

The Beauty of the Cross

How can something so vile as a cross used to murder millions be considered beautiful? Because at a set time in history, the selfless Son of God freely gave His life on that instrument to redeem mankind. John 19:17-20 LSB "They took Jesus, therefore, and He went out, bearing His own cross, to the place... Continue Reading →

Av: Overcoming Unbelief

Av is the fifth month on the Hebrew calendar. We've all heard that five is a grace number, and Av is a month when we need grace, a grace that overcomes. The ninth of Av (Saturday, August 6, 2022) is a day of mourning and fasting because it is on that day the First and... Continue Reading →

Come Back, Church

For the last few days, my social media has been overrun with the little miss character. After a few weeks of enduring this little craze, it will likely be on to the next thing. The next pointless, no one will remember thing. Social media is a good tool for staying connected, but it also exposes... Continue Reading →

Mantles And Majesty

In First Kings, chapter eighteen, we read the story of Elijah confronting Ahab and triumphing over the prophets of Baal. After such a great victory, Elijah flees from the evil Jezebel for his life.  The story continues in 1 Kings 19:4-21 LSB "But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and... Continue Reading →

Why The TLV?

I have loved the Bible since I was a kid. I guess you could say I’m a collector, with a modest count of fifty-four Bibles (at the writing of this post). I enjoy reading all translations and have always bounced back and forth with "my main translation.” In 2022, my goal was to read through... Continue Reading →

My Responsibility Before God

Social media can be a blessing and a distraction in life. We all know this to be true. So I won't be talking about our social media usage but how Bible teachers, pastors, and other ministers rightly use social media and how they can be snared by it. As a Bible teacher and blogger, I... Continue Reading →

Between The Straits

Tonight at sundown (July 16, 2022) till August 6, 2022, marks a period on the Hebrew calendar known as being between the straits. It is a time of mourning the loss of the First and Second Temple. The ninth of Av is a day of remembrance for the Temples as well as other tragic events... Continue Reading →

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