Sunday, February 19, 2017

78 The King Commands His Apostles Not to Fear People


A Christian has a choice in life; he can either fear God (and thus lose fear of people) or fear people (and thus lose fear of God).  Which object of his fear he chooses determines his eternal destiny.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

God's Love (St. Valentine's 2017)


The world's definition of love is really lust. It is God who loves us.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

5 The Day Amos Called Women "Cows"


Hebrew poetry/prophecy was colorful, even direct.  The Hebrew Prophet Amos turned with holy disgust toward self-indulgent people who were very religious but treated their fellow Israelites with contempt.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

77 The King Prepares His Apostles for Hatred


What did King Jesus mean when he told his apostles, "[Y]ou will not have gone through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes" (Mat 10:23b ESV)?

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

4 Wholehearted Service


If Israel had remained true to Yahweh then they never would have been destroyed by Assyria.  Making spiritual shipwreck of one's faith is the same today.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

76 The King Prepares His Apostles for Persecution


Before he sends the Twelve to preach and demonstrate the Kingdom with miracles King Jesus warns them—and the Church that will grow—to expect persecution from the world who hates them because the world hates him.  It is he who endures to the very end who will be saved.  (Apologies for the fan hitting the pulpit mic and causing background noise; that will be corrected.)

3 Judgment and Preaching


The greater the privilege of knowing God, the greater the judgment for those who reject him.  Israel was no different.  God warned them through his prophets; whether they responded or rejected was on them.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

75 The King Sends His Apostles on Mission


Every minister has two kinds of education: intellectual and practical.  King Jesus is sending our his royal representatives on a mission through villages on their own but with his delegated authority.  They were to preach and demonstrate the power of the in-breaking Kingdom [reign of God in Christ].  If anyone resisted them then that person was resisting Christ, himself, and would be judged for it.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

2 When a Nation Destroys Conscience



Yahweh will judge any nation that destroys those who serve as its conscience.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

74 The King Commissions His Apostles


Christ chose what John MacArthur called, "Twelve Ordinary Men" to proclaim and demonstrate his Kingdom.  The order is important—Christ chose them first; they didn't first choose him.