• Join Us in The Land of The Book
    Date: Mar 13, 2017


    Join Us in The Land of The Book

  • How to Survive the End of the World
    Date: Jan 13, 2013


    The Almighty God who sees everything, knows everything, and is infinitely wise, has a plan. That plan involves ending the sin, death, evil, and rebellion in this world. That plan has been written down and is ours today. As we start our study of this next section it reminds us that ONLY God knows the future. No person, no demon, no astrologer, no prophet, no writer, no one but God KNOWS the future. That is one of the most amazing facets of God’s character. He never is surprised. God always knows what WILL happen; and only He knows that. We need to listen to God.

  • The Gospel by John’s Most Amazing Description of Salvation
    Date: Nov 11, 2012


    Each of us as followers of Christ, have been commissioned by Him to spend our lives going and sharing the Gospel. Some of us preach, some of us pray, some of us go to other lands, others of us serve in the nursery, adult, youth, or children’s ministry; but each of us are seeking to be a part of bringing others to Christ.

  • The Rapture is Christ's Intentional Rescue of His Church: From What?
    Date: Apr 9, 2012


    When Peter addressed the most heavily persecuted saints of the 1st Century, living all around the area of the seven churches we are studying in Revelation: he told them a foundational truth. He told them that salvation opens to us life-long lives of hope. The common denominator we find across the pages of the New Testament is a group of saints looking for Christ’s Return. They were trained, taught, and modeled this life of waiting. Waiting for Jesus to return was explained to be their cause for hope. His intentional rescue was promised to keep them from the wrath to be poured out as Christ's 2nd Coming. Note how Paul taught them these were two separate events in his letters to the Thessalonians. Revelation 3:7-13

  • Seven Bad Habits of Believers that Sicken Christ and Make Him Vomit
    Date: Apr 9, 2012


    Perhaps the most unlikely words to be uttered by the Lord Jesus Christ are in our Bibes this morning. Jesus says in modern terms of the church in Laodicea, “You make me sick!” As we open to Revelation 3:14-22, Jesus writes a letter that all scholars conclude is the most piercing, stinging, and scathing letter He ever wrote to any church. Jesus Christ, Lord and Purchaser with His own blood of His Church: is very troubled. For the first time, after six other letters to churches: Jesus has NOTHING good to say about this church. The other six each has something Jesus could commend, but not here. He has nothing good to say about this church. Revelation 3:14-22

  • Beware of the Deadening Effects of Intentional Sin
    Date: Mar 24, 2012


    Psalm 32 explains how the rivers of living water refreshed the soul of David. The man after God’s own heart has returned. The joy is back, the peace is back, the fellowship is renewed, and the songs begin to flow again. But we must never forget—the consequences continued. And what a song it must have been. It was the song of a soul set free. This Psalm may capture that initial gratitude of liberation David must have felt. Psalm 32 is his testimony at the relief of forgiveness. But to really experience the wonder of David’s deliverance from the vice grip of sin open with me to that climactic moment when God gave back to David His joy, His peace and His new song!

  • A Prayer When We Feel Insecure
    Date: Mar 24, 2012


    David faced constant insecurities and huge responsibilities as he and his men hid from King Saul in the forest of Hereth. Psalm 17:6-7, "I have called upon You, for You will hear me, O God; incline Your ear to me, and hear my speech. Show Your marvelous lovingkindness by Your right hand, O You who save those who trust in You from those who rise up against them."

  • The Grace to Sleep When Facing Danger
    Date: Mar 24, 2012


    In the midst of the worst time of his life David fell sound asleep. In the midst of one of the most dangerous situations David had ever faced he relaxed, sang a song to the Lord and laid down--completely confident that the Lord would protect him. Have you ever really thought about why we sleep as humans? In fact, have you considered that every one of us will probably spend about 1/3rd of our life sleeping? And that sleep is not an accident—God is the designer and promoter of sleep. Yes, God designed sleep for us His creatures. But why? As believers who look at life through the lens of God's Word (just as we are to do with all the rest of life)—we need to see sleep and life as having the very signature of God written across it. When God has designed something it is very special and has specific purposes that God wants us to know about. So have you gained the benefits of knowing what God has to say about one-third of our lives?

  • Have You Given Your Trophies To God?
    Date: Mar 24, 2012


    What did David do with the greatest trophy of the world of his day? David had won in open battle the spoils of Goliath. The sword of Goliath was the ultimate trophy. And what did David do with that treasured trophy? The same thing he did with all of his other treasures: David gave back to the Lord all of his treasures and trophies. A simple chorus that was used during the offerings taken for the Lord in days past goes like this. Note the visual reminder these words paint of why we give, starting with every possession figuratively held in my hands: All I have belongs to you; For all I have has come from you. Nothing I own, nothing I possess, Is by my own hands, its by Your Faithfulness. So please take this offering, From a heart of Thanksgiving, For You’ve given all I have. Treasures of time and resources, given to God, will last forever. Treasures offered back to the One who gave them, brings great glory and honor to Him. David models for all of us the great opportunity we have to invest what we cannot keep, to gain what we’ll never lose. This Nob story is one of the greatest lessons in the Bible about how we should live our lives. Everyone who’s been to the Holy Land on one of my tours has heard it. As a group we go to the top of the Mount of Olives to look off in the distance at the ruins of Nob, just outside of Jerusalem. As we read what happened in 1 Samuel 21:1-9, I remind them that God also wants us to give all our trophies to Him because He alone deserves the credit and the glory for anything we accomplish. With such a heart to serve, there is no limit to what the Lord can do with, and in, and through us.

  • David's Spiritual Secret: A Life That Serves God
    Date: Mar 24, 2012


    David is down. It is the saddest day of his life. While he is at the bottom, and getting driven out of town—he gets an unexpected hit. David is attacked, slandered, and painfully abused from a totally unexpected person. In that moment—we see the real David. When you and I are at our most desperate moments we get a glimpse into what we really are. Where we decide to turn, when we face what we never wanted, never dreamed of happening to us—that is when what is really on the inside comes out.

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