A New Year Prayer

https://youtu.be/m_2vLSkvENI Psalm 31 is a beautiful expression of trust in God. David expresses his trust in God even in times of terrible trouble. He knew that, through trust in God’s provision and protection, that he would be triumphant over any trial. One commentator outlines Psalm 31 as the four seasons of the year.* Autumn (Ps. 31:1-8), “with its winds and gathering clouds, yet having sunlight and a golden fruitage even though the breath of death is everywhere.” Winter (Ps. … [Read more...]

That Which Never Changes

Mt 16:19 The Unchanging Principles of Heaven In this passage, Jesus refers to that which is bound and loosed in heaven. To bind means to enforce something as law, to restrict within legal bounds. To loose means to grant freedom in some aspect. Regarding those things which are bound: We know that it cannot be the customs of the early church because they have changed over the course of years and culture. We know that it cannot be restricted to the expression of law … [Read more...]

Christ in Zechariah

Zec 1:8–13 As the Angel of the Lord (Zechariah 1:8-13) • Genesis 18:20 • Genesis 22:11-12, 15-16 • Exodus 13:21; 14:19; 23:20f • Joshua 5:13-15 • Isaiah 63:9 Zec 2:3–5 As the Spiritual Prosperity and Protection of God’s People (Zechariah 2:3-5) • Hebrews 13:5, 6 • Romans 8:35-39 • Ephesians 3:21; 5:25-27 UPDATE - PART TWO Zec 2:10–12 As Dwelling with Deity (Zechariah 2:10-12) • John 1:14 • Matthew 28:20 • Colossians 1:27 Zec 3:8 As the Coming Branch (Zechariah 3:8; 6:12) • … [Read more...]

People Who Have Forgotten How To Blush

When the prophet Jeremiah wrote about the condition of his people, and told them why God was allowing them to be taken into captivity, he said it was because they had forgotten how to blush (Jer. 6:15). All of the calamity that was going to be poured out on them by the armies from the north (i.e. Babylon) was because of their rebellion against God. The list of their transgressions was long and ugly. In addition to their idolatry, they were guilty of all manner of gross immorality. Jeremiah … [Read more...]

Parables For A Rebellious House

In Ezekiel 4:1-5:4, the prophet begins his work among the captives by the River Chebar with some "Dramatic Parables." There are some powerful lessons on sin from God's perspective and the importance of the Righteous Remnant. … [Read more...]

Are You An Idolater?

This is a question that might seem out of place for those living in America in the year 2014. However, when we see the true definition of idolatry we see that it is a very relevant question exactly because of where and when we live. So, are you an idolater? … [Read more...]

Visions Of God’s Glory

Ezekiel begins his prophetic ministry by reminding his audience of God's glory. The children of Israel were in captivity because they had forgotten their Glorious God. They needed to remember to Whom they belonged and repent. … [Read more...]

Victory In Jesus Over Suffering

Jesus gives us the victory in so many ways. In this lesson we look at having victory of suffering. Preached for the Northside congregation in LaGrange, GA, Sunday May 4, 2014. … [Read more...]

The Kingdom Of God Is Within You

   Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.” (Luke 17:20–21, NKJV) This question of the Pharisees continues being asked to this very day by those who look for an earthly Kingdom that will come with great and tumultuous world events. The Pharisees believed that the Messiah would come as a … [Read more...]

The Nature Of A Song

A lesson on the nature of our singing in worship to God. As always, your questions, comments and further discussion is welcomed. [youtube http://youtu.be/m97_RNLK344] … [Read more...]