This Would Be The Start Of Something Big (Genesis 1:1-2)

This Would Be The Start Of Something Big (Genesis 1:1-2)

Tonight we set out together through the book of Genesis. If I’m not mistaken, the last time our church went through this book from start to finish was in 1993. About 12 years ago, Pastor Jake taught through a big chunk of it. Tonight we start again. The more we think about Genesis, the more we reali

Where Eagles Dare To Fled (Revelation 12:6-17)

Where Eagles Dare To Fled (Revelation 12:6-17)

Vesna Vulović holds the record. On January 26, 1972, Vesna was a Serbian flight attendant. She was the sole survivor after a briefcase bomb exploded in the baggage compartment of JAT Flight 367. She holds the Guinness world record for surviving the highest fall without a parachute: 33,330ft She

Prophecy Update #659 – Slaughterbots

Prophecy Update #659 – Slaughterbots

We reserve a few minutes each Sunday to discuss trends that seem to be predicted in the Bible. We are considered futurists. It’s a good thing. We interpret the unfulfilled prophetic portions of the Book of the Revelation and the Book of Daniel, and all other unfulfilled prophecies, as future event

How To Restrain Your Dragon (Revelation 12:1-6)

How To Restrain Your Dragon (Revelation 12:1-6)

The most recognizable brand logo in the United States is what?Two thousand Americans who were asked chose the Apple icon. Company logos are expensive and valuable: Symantec paid $1.2m for a stylized checkmark in a circle. Symantec is the company that brought us Norton Anti-Virus. The Nike Swoosh i

Prophecy Update #658 – Think You’re Going Somewhere?

Prophecy Update #658 – Think You’re Going Somewhere?

We reserve a few minutes each Sunday to discuss trends that seem to be predicted in the Bible. We are considered futurists. It’s a good thing. We interpret the unfulfilled prophetic portions of the Book of the Revelation and the Book of Daniel, and all other unfulfilled prophecies, as future event

The Good Son (Jonathan part 3)

The Good Son (Jonathan part 3)

Traditionally, the President’s kids are somewhat off-limits to the press. That is until they come of age. The adult children of Presidents are often covered with little mercy from the media. In recent years, the Presidential kids have inflamed a lot of emotion. Whether it was Don Jr. or Eric or Ivan

Don’t Stay Thirsty, My Friends (Isaiah 55:1-7)

Don’t Stay Thirsty, My Friends (Isaiah 55:1-7)

“Stay thirsty, my friends” was the slogan of The Most Interesting Man in the World, seen in a series of ads that ran for 12 years on television. The agency behind the campaign said their strategy was to create a character who comes across in “the way the audience hopes to be in the future.” The ads

Prophecy Update #657 – Big Trouble In Civilian China

Prophecy Update #657 – Big Trouble In Civilian China

We focus on Bible prophecy each week, calling it a “Prophecy Update.”We are considered futurists. It’s a good thing. We interpret the unfulfilled prophetic portions of the Book of the Revelation and the Book of Daniel, and all other unfulfilled prophecies, as future events in a literal, physical,

A Friend In Deed (The Life Of Jonathan part 2)

A Friend In Deed (The Life Of Jonathan part 2)

The media loves to report on the falling out of famous friends. It’s rarer for famous friends to stay in support of one another through controversy, especially when popular opinion has turned. In 2006, after a video went viral of comedian Michael Richards yelling slurs at his audience, his longtime

We Are Two Reviled And Preachy Guys (Revelation 11:1-14)

We Are Two Reviled And Preachy Guys (Revelation 11:1-14)

It was a $125m error.On September 23, 1999, NASA’s Mars Climate Orbiter crashed into the red planet. After an investigation it was determined that a piece of software had calculated the force of the thrusters in imperial measurements instead of metric. In 2001 the Los Angeles Zoo lent Clarence, a

Jonathan: Warrior Prince

Jonathan: Warrior Prince

Have you heard of Audie Murphy? After Pearl Harbor, at 17 years old, he lied about his age so he could join the army. He first saw action in 1943. By the end of the war, Audie received every combat award for valor the U.S. had to offer. He won French and Belgian awards for heroism as well. He became

BitterSweet Talkin’ Guy (Revelation 10:1-11)

BitterSweet Talkin’ Guy (Revelation 10:1-11)

Adele Edwards, an otherwise normal Florida mother of five children, has been eating the foam inside cushions for more than twenty years. She keeps pieces of foam in her purse to snack on throughout the day. Last year she ate twelve couches.People with pica compulsively eat items that have no nutri

Prophecy Update #656 –  COVID-19 Accelerant

Prophecy Update #656 – COVID-19 Accelerant

We focus on Bible prophecy each week, calling it a “Prophecy Update.”We are considered futurists. We interpret the unfulfilled prophetic portions of the Book of the Revelation and the Book of Daniel, and all other unfulfilled prophecies, as future events in a literal, physical, apocalyptic, and glo

These Are The Days (Acts 28:17-31)

These Are The Days (Acts 28:17-31)

Many of you have been in the Valley long enough to have experienced the head-scratching anomaly that was 104.9FM. For over a year in the late ’90s, if you tuned to that station, you would hear Creedence Clearwater Revival’s rendition of I Heard It Through The Grapevine on repeat, day and night. You

That’ll Be The Day You Can’t Die (Revelation 9:1-21)

That’ll Be The Day You Can’t Die (Revelation 9:1-21)

They surged through a portal which had been opened for their invasion. Armored, equipped with horrific weapons, riding powerful mounts. Beasts called Leviathans accompanied them. They were the Chitauri, the first major threat to Earth that required the formation of the Avengers when they attempt

Prophecy Update #655 – Where Have All The Dollars Gone?

Prophecy Update #655 – Where Have All The Dollars Gone?

We focus on Bible prophecy each week, calling it a “Prophecy Update.”We are considered futurists. We interpret the unfulfilled prophetic portions of the Book of the Revelation and the Book of Daniel, and all other unfulfilled prophecies, as future events in a literal, physical, apocalyptic, and glo

A Hush To Judgment (Revelation 8:1-13)

A Hush To Judgment (Revelation 8:1-13)

When FedEx employee Chuck Noland’s plane crashed he ended up stranded four years on a deserted tropical island. Wilson the volleyball was his only companion. Forty-five minutes of Castaway’s one-hundred forty-three minute run time has no dialog. Silence was almost golden for Tom Hanks who was nomi

Prophecy Update #654 – Feeling Chipper

Prophecy Update #654 – Feeling Chipper

These are exciting times for believers in Christ who are interested in Bible prophecy. Many things that are suggested by unfulfilled future prophecies seem to be trending like never before. We reserve a few minutes Sunday morning to discuss some of those things. ✎ We are careful to use recognized

A Life In Our Days (Acts 28:11-16)

A Life In Our Days (Acts 28:11-16)

Last month, Orlando Bloom was asked in an interview about his daily routine. His response turned a lot of heads and led to quite a few parodies on social media and follow-up articles skewering him. I’ll give you a sample: “I like to earn my breakfast, so I’ll just have some green powders that I mix

I Seal Good…You Knew That I Would (Revelation 7:1-17)

I Seal Good…You Knew That I Would (Revelation 7:1-17)

Marine Corps Raiders… Marine Corps Force Recon… Army Green Beret… Army Rangers… Air Force ParaRescue… Navy SEALS… Search for ‘elite units,’ and these will be on the list. (If I got something wrong, or overlooked any, don’t blame me; blame military.com. My military knowledge is limited to GI Joe ac

Prophecy Update #653 – Hey, Hey, We Are Monkeys!

Prophecy Update #653 – Hey, Hey, We Are Monkeys!

We focus on Bible prophecy each week, calling it a “Prophecy Update.”We are considered futurists. We interpret the unfulfilled prophetic portions of the Book of the Revelation and the Book of Daniel, and all other unfulfilled prophecies, as future events in a literal, physical, apocalyptic, and glo

Snake In The Rain (Acts 28:1-10)

Snake In The Rain (Acts 28:1-10)

If you’ve booked yourself air travel, you’ve probably had to make some decisions about layovers. Too short and you risk missing your connecting flight. Too long and you’re wasting time in a monotonous airport terminal with strange smelling carpet. Our first trip to Colombia was out of LAX on the day

On With The Scroll, This Is It (Revelation 6:1-17)

On With The Scroll, This Is It (Revelation 6:1-17)

Shadowfax, “Lord of All Horses.” He is the white steed in the Lord of the Rings who bore Gandalf on his Middle Earth missions. A horse of Rohan, the chief of the Mearas, he was noted for his speed, “like an arrow.” Trigger, Silver, and Cochise were once household names thanks to television. Sea B