Why I Still Believe in the Church

After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, …And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. (‭Revelation‬ ‭7‬:‭9, 14‬ ESV) Jesus unveiled some pretty incredible things to John on the Island of Patmos, much of which… Read More

My Experience In Hezekiah’s Tunnel

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. (‭Isaiah‬ ‭60‬:‭1‬ ESV) There we were – laughing with excitement as we walked the ramparts of Jerusalem and into the City of David located immediately outside the walls. My wife and I were leading a 10 day tour of the Holy Land of Israel. This happened to be our “free day,” when several of us were walking together toward our goal: Hezekiah’s Tunnel. One of Israel’s Old Testament kings, Hezekiah had the insight and ingenuity… Read More

Reaching Out to Those Who Are Rejecting God

The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory. (Psalm 97:6 ESV) Not everyone has a relationship with God. Many of them desire to know God, but need someone to help them on the journey. Then there are some who don’t want to know God at all. They have perhaps been hurt or have become angry at the thought of God. As a result, some have chosen to reject the notion that there is a God. Believers are very concerned about any friends or family members who reject God…. Read More

Reminders from the Book of Revelation

He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! (Revelation 22:20 ESV) When it comes to the Book of Revelation some well-intended believers get caught up in forecasting the details of the last days, resulting in their missing the central theme of John’s letter to the seven churches over which he had leadership. What many view as the secret code to understand the end times is actually intended to be exactly what it says in it’s opening line: “The revelation of Jesus Christ.” The book… Read More

Honesty and Hope Are Not Mutually Exclusive

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. (Luke 21:33 ESV) Hope without honesty leads to despair. Jesus always gave people hope, but He never withheld the sometimes harsh realities that would be encountered along the way. In Luke 21 Jesus spoke in detail about the impending persecution that awaited His followers. He told them of wars, destruction, and oppression. He challenged them to be ready, to be strong, and to be on guard. Typically people either sway toward “ignorant bliss,” where everything should have fairy tale… Read More