Part one of the new summer series on OT passages and what they have to teach us about the end times, the rapture, and the return of Christ, begins with a look at Genesis 5.
Guest minister Steve Kennedy brings a message on Psalms 90, a psalm of Moses, in which we are encouraged to seek God’s wisdom so that we invest our lives wisely, rejoicing in His mercy.
A message on 1 Samuel 14:24 and following, in which we learn from a failing king who acts impetuously and with jealousy of his son and disregard for God, leading to failure as a father.
Sermon video from Mark 2:23-3:6, in which Jesus continues to present Himself as God and shows His authority over the law and the sabbath. There is much for us to learn from His debates with the pharisees about the sabbath and the law.
The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath
Sermon video on Mark 2:13-22, in which Jesus uses an encounter with His opponents to teach us a better understanding of God’s view of sinners, and how we should view ourselves and others.
The Keith Green song referenced at the end of the sermon is here:
Today is Easter in Romania. Here’s our message from John 20 about the resurrection we are promised and the job Christ has given us to do by the power of His Spirit He gave us.
A sermon on 1 Samuel 14, in which Jonathan shows the courage & faith to be worthy of the kingship his father’s disobedience & lack of faith lost for him. And we see God’s great faithfulness to deliver His people even when we’re faithless.
A new Walk of Faith Devotional from Dave Bunnell
For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
When He returns to the earth, Christ will not be coming softly and tenderly with His glory veiled. He will be coming back (with us who were resurrected and raptured 7 years earlier to meet Him in the air) to fix everything and establish His perfect kingdom, under His power and authority. His authority will go unchallenged and will prove perfect for everything in life on this earth for a period of 1,000 years.
That’s what we’re praying for when we ask God for what He told us to ask Him for. When we pray for His kingdom to come and His will to be done on earth, as it is in heaven. It will be a glorious day followed by a glorious millennium. And Christians today need to be reminded to long for it from the heart, to seek it by faith, and to obediently pray for it.
If these things are not our focus, then our spiritual vision is out of focus. My left eye had 6 points of retinal detachment. A laser surgery put things back together, but since it was so bad, and since the detachments happened about 3 weeks before I could get the surgery to fix them, a silicone gel is now in my eyeball to hold things in place. (To be removed in another surgery in a couple weeks.) My eye sees, but nothing is in focus. I cannot discern one thing from another in the room, and blurriness abounds in what I see through the gel.
If what you’re looking for in life as a Christian is something less than His return for us, followed by His judging the world for a time and then returning with us to reign on His well-deserved throne, then your spiritual vision is as blurry as my physical vision, and it’s time for the “gel” that hinders your sight to be flushed out.
Spend some of your devotional time with God, thinking on, reading in the word about, and asking for His kingdom to come. Remember, that prayer isn’t metaphorical—we are asking for a literal reign of Christ on the earth, and anyone who tells you otherwise is teaching falsely. This is a world that like never before should be making us long for the next. Readjust your spiritual focus, and then you will see clearly to be ready to “occupy until He comes,” so that He finds you faithfully serving Him and proclaiming His good news to the nations day after day.
A video sermon on 1 Samuel 13, in which Saul lets his fears and his people’s fears lead him to actions disobedient to the Lord, for which he forfeited blessings and honor. Instead, we should trust and obey.
A somber yet hopeful message from Acts 4 on how to prepare our hearts and our church for the fact that we may soon face real persecution for our stand for Christ.
A resurrection sermon looking at the witnesses of the resurrection from Acts 1 through 4.