Signs of the Times – Recognize or Surprise

What do you do if you know something is coming?  You prepare for it.  A couple of months ago, I was shopping at Walmart and I saw a man leaving the store with a cart FULL of canned food.  It was a variety of veggies, meats and fruit.  Several hundred cans.  What do you think … Read more

Signs of the Times – Signs in the Heavens

When you think about all that is impacted by our Sun and moon it is quite amazing: tides, seasons, years, days and nights, and even temperature all take their cues from the heavens.  When you think about the vastness of the universe and the size of most stars and then realize that God hung them … Read more

Signs of the Times – Arrival

Christ’s second coming is really a subject for all people – believers and unbelievers.  The second coming stands as a warning to unbelievers of the judgment that is to come and it is set up as an encouragement to believers because of the reward that is to come.  Exactly like lightning across the sky, Jesus Christ’s … Read more

Signs of the Times – The Abomination of Desolation

As we continue our study about the signs of the return of Christ and the end of the age we see a specific situation that means it is upon us.  When you see this, know that the time is URGENT.  This means that the fire alarm is going off and it’s not a drill.  Yet … Read more

Signs of the Times – Spiritual Battle

Though it might not be easy to see, because it isn’t a physical battle, we are most certainly at war. Ephesians 6:10-12 outlines the spiritual battle that we’re engaged in against spiritual forces of wickedness. Satan’s primary tactic has not changed. He seeks to get us to believe that God is against our happiness so … Read more

Signs of the Times: Suffering

I think one of the greatest fears when it comes to suffering is the idea that we may be suffering needlessly. If we expect that something good is happening beyond the suffering, it can make almost anything bearable. If we think that a struggle and pain are pointless, we will quickly look to exit as … Read more

Signs of the Times: False Messiahs

Wouldn’t you like to know exactly what the future held for you? Just as we are able to look back at our past to analyze and learn from it, we also long to be able to see the future. One of the fascinating aspects of the Bible is that not only is it all about … Read more

Taking the Next Step – Easter 2022

What makes it hard for you to trust Jesus? This Easter, we definitely want to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and the victory that has afforded to us, but we also want to wrestle with doubts and with what comes next for each of us in our faith journey. The bottom line is that following … Read more

The King is Coming

What are you anticipating?  In John 12 we see the fulfillment of anticipation.  As Jesus enters Jerusalem for the Passover, the people wave the Palm branches (a symbol of God’s faithfulness) welcoming Jesus into the city and declaring that God had again kept His promises.  Essentially saying, “What we have anticipated has arrived.  The prophets … Read more

Opposed – Why Church?

What would you say are the biggest obstacles to the church fulfilling her mission, and being what she’s meant to be?  Distractions, divisions, disruptions, and disobedience would be a pretty good list.  While those things might make the top of our lists, scripture sees them as secondary, not primary.  There is one primary source of … Read more