Resurrection & The Old Testament (Part 2)

“Your dead shall live; their bodies shall rise. You who dwell in the dust, awake and sing for joy! For your dew is a dew of light, and the earth will give birth to the dead.” – Isaiah 26:19 Here is a second Old Testament passage pointing us toward the promise of resurrection. This single…

You Can Never Go Home Again

Have you ever heard that old proverb? No, not one from the Bible, but the one that’s a piece of general wisdom from simple observation: “You can never go home again.” It means something like: No matter how hard you try; you can never truly revisit the past or recapture an old experience. But we…

Resurrection & The Old Testament (Part 1)

“And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.” – Daniel 12:2 Admit it: when you think about resurrection you don’t immediately think of the prophet Daniel. At this point our minds are conditioned to immediately go to Jesus…

The Church’s Responsibility in America Today.

So, I shared a post from Dr. James White of Alpha & Omega ministries on Facebook today, which was about the animosity expressed by the world toward God. One of the people from the church I serve posted a great comment/question in response: “Please discuss the church’s responsibility in what is happening in the US…

Jude vs. 1 – In God’s Grip

Jude verse 1 (ESV) “Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and brother of James, to those who are called, beloved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ:” NOTES: “Jude” – The author of this letter. We learn more of his identity in the following words. “A servant” – Literally, the word means “slave.” This…

Fruit Inspection

The following is the fifth and final excerpt from Chapter One of my new Book, Church Predators: Dealing With Divisive People Without Losing Your Mind (Kindle – $2.99, Paperback – $9.99). Also Read: Excerpt #1, Excerpt #2, Excerpt #3, & Excerpt #4. To encourage us that we will not be left completely at the mercy…

False Believers, False Teachers, & False Prophets

This is excerpt #4 from Chapter One of my new book, Church Predators: Dealing With Divisive People Without Losing Your Mind (Kindle – $2.99, Paperback – $9.99). You can also read Excerpt #1, Excerpt #2, and Excerpt #3. What is probably one of the most famous images for untrustworthy people, an image regularly appropriated even…

Wolves & the Bible

The following is Excerpt #3 from chapter one my new book, Church Predators: Dealing with Divisive People Without Losing Your Mind (Kindle – $2.99, Paperback – $9.99) Follow the links to read Excerpt #1, and Excerpt #2 The wolf is probably the most recognized predatory image used by the Bible to refer to those who…

The Serpent & His Offspring – Excerpt #2

The following is the second excerpt from Chapter One of my new book, “Church Predators.” My intention is to eventually publish excerpts of the entire first chapter. Excerpt #2: The very first time we encounter a predator who preys upon God’s people is in the very beginning of the Bible, in chapter three of the…

Danger: Predator

The following is a brief excerpt from chapter of my new book, Church Predators: ($2.99 – Kindle, $9.99 – Paperback) It’s easy to believe our situation is basically okay, and the people around us – though sometimes a little different – are mostly safe people. After all, we’ve all got problems, don’t we? Don’t we…