Live for Christ and Him Alone!

“For me to live is Christ and to die is gain.” (Philippians 1:21) “In the event of my death, celebrate.” You know, as a pastor, I spend a lot of time with people who are sick and dying and very rarely do I come across a person who is genuinely excited about their impending death…especially… Read More

Jesus is God!

“For I know that this will turn out for my salvation through your supplications and through the provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,” (Philippians 1:19) The confidence of Paul in the prayers of the Saints and the strength of the Spirit should not surprise us much as we arrive here in verse 19. Indeed,… Read More

God Gets the Glory…Great Things He Has Done

“And Abram and Nachor took to themselves wives. The name of the wife of Abram was Saray and the name of the wife of Nachor was Milkah — the daughter of Haran who was the father of both Milkah and Yiskah. And it came to pass that Saray was infertile and had no child of… Read More

Being Humbled (Mark 14:29; Matthew 26:33)

“But answering, Peter said to him, ‘if all of them are scandalized by you, I will not be scandalized!’” (Matthew 26:33) “But Peter stated to him, ‘Yet if all are scandalized, even so, I will not.” (Mark 14:29) You almost have to wonder what the rest of the disciples are thinking when Peter makes statements… Read More

The Scandal (Matthew 26:31; Mark 14:27)

“Then Jesus said to them, ‘All of you will be scandalized by me tonight, for it is written, ‘I will strike the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’’” (Matthew 26:31) “And Jesus said to them, ‘All of you will be scandalized, because it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd and… Read More

Warnings from Israel’s Past: Angels (Pride)

“And the angels who did not hold to their own office, but deserted their own dwelling place to enter judgment on that great day, are kept, chained eternally in gloom.” (Jude 6)   Secondly, Jude describes the pride of the fallen angels, who looked to increase their own power and authority above the position that… Read More

Warnings from Israel’s Past: Egypt (Idolatry)

“Now I want to remind you, though you have known all these things, that the Lord once saved a people from the land of Egypt and afterward destroyed those who did not believe.” (Jude 5-7, ESV)   Within this section that offers warnings from the history of Israel, we find three sins that are being… Read More