Thursday, May 25, 2017

15 The Destruction of Israel


Amos warned; the Northern Kingdom of Israel refused to repent. There was nothing left now but to wait for the destruction of Samaria/Israel in 721 BC by the Assyrians. There is no escaping the presence of God.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

86 The King Offers His Disciples An Easy Yoke and a Light Burden


On this Graduation Sunday I exhorted the graduates and church to accept Christ's yoke of discipleship and live for him all of their lives.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Saturday, May 6, 2017

13 Is God Just Plain Inconvenient For You?


The Israelites couldn't wait for their religious days to be over so they could return to cheating people in business. Does God get in the way of your life?

Sunday, April 30, 2017

85 The Kind of People the King Provides Revelation


King Jesus chooses some people to reveal his Father to them while he refuses to choose others for this knowledge.  What is the difference between the chosen and the rejected?

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

12 The Call of a Prophet


Amos was told to go away and preach in Judah. He retorted that he was being faithful to God's call. God's will overrides everything.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

84 The King Damns Galilean Cities That Didn't Repent.


Did you know there are degrees of punishment in Hell?  The determining factor is the amount of understanding that a person had about God in Christ that he rejected.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

11 A Prophet Intercedes For the Nation


Why does God involve praying people to accomplish his will when he—knowing the ending from the beginning—already know what he is going to do?

Sunday, April 16, 2017

The King Rises From the Dead (Resurrection Sunday 2017)


Christianity demands a response; even unbelieving scholars believed that Jesus of Nazareth lived and died on a cross.  However, they do no believe he was raised physically and bodily from death.

If you acknowledge that Jesus, the God-Man, rose from the dead then you must deal with him.  There is no riding of the fence on this issue.  Do you believe?

Sunday, April 9, 2017

The King Enters Jerusalem (Palm Sunday 2017)


Palm Sunday is bittersweet.  The Galilean pilgrims thronging with him to Passover shout his kingship over Israel as their Messiah.  The Judean crowds were perplexed over the commotion.  The Judean civil and religious authorities were angered or worried over his claim to the throne.  Yet Jesus didn't come to conquer Jerusalem with forces; he came to conquer it with his sacrifice on the cross.  And of the 180,000 crowding Jerusalem at that time he was the only one to understand his role.