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But relative to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ…Let no one deceive or beguile you in any way, for that Day will not come except the apostasy comes first {unless the predicted great falling away of those who have professed to be Christians comes} and the man of lawlessness is revealed… (2 Thessalonians 2:1a; […]

I hate being woke up from a deep sleep. I also hate falling asleep as Tina is talking to me—especially if she realizes it! It is not that I think what she is saying is not important—it’s just late… and I’m tired… and we’re in bed, for goodness sake! On Wednesday, most of the pastoral […]

Duane Graves reminded me yesterday of a visit he made to our house last January—on the 17th to be exact—on a very cold (and if I remember right, snowy) day. He came to share a prophetic word the Lord had given him concerning our church. The Scriptural reference for this prophetic word is 1 Kings […]

Rise up, O men of God! The church for you doth wait, her strength unequal to her task; rise up, and make her great! Inspired by the movie The War Room, Tina and I have increased the time and the fervor of our Morning Prayer time. We are warring in prayer for our church family, […]

There are two types of Life Insurance policies offered: Term and Whole Life. There are two primary ways the Gospel of Jesus Christ is offered: Term, and Whole Life…! Death is the only way to cash in on a Term life insurance policy. It is simply a way of hedging your bets. But Term life […]

So the daughter of Zion is left as a booth in a vineyard, as a hut in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city. Unless the Lord of hosts had left to us a very small remnant, we would have become like Sodom, we would have been made like Gomorrah (Isaiah 1:8-9 NKJV) Remnant […]

Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and brother of James, to those who are called beloved in God the Father and kept for Christ Jesus: May mercy peace, and love be multiplied to you. Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing […]

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain…  (The Wizard of Oz) You know what was behind the veil (curtain) in the Temple in Jesus’ day? Nothing!  (Dr. Don Ragland) In both cases, people were led to believe in a Grand Illusion perpetuated by the use of a curtain that represented (represents) what religiosity […]

  This is a map displaying the 100-mile radius around Livingston.  Within this 100 mile circle, there are about 4.1 million people—all of whom are immeasurably loved by Jesus.  Yet, many are lost; many unhealed…  Could it be that God’s love is about to break forth?! Last Sunday as Pamela Maxwell was praying over us, […]

  The Greek word for community is Koinonia and the concept of a new and true community is foundational to our faith.  The word Koinonia is found 20 times in the New Testament, and literally means fellowship, communion, and sharing in common.  In Acts 2:42, we read, “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and […]