The Fashion Of The Christ (Colossians 3:5-17)

Does anyone remember that Donald Trump has a line of clothing? I’m not talking about all the stuff that has his slogan, Make America Great, on it. Trump has a line of clothing – notably dress shirts and ties. You might remember that he was in the annual Christmas commercial for Macy’s that promote

Prophecy Update #551 – Subs And Such

We focus on prophecy each week for about five-minutes. It’s more than a curiosity; it’s extremely practical. The apostle Paul said: “[know] the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed” (Romans 13:11).After discussing the last

Weight Watcher (Daniel 5:13-31)

Cash rewards for information in criminal investigations are pretty common. The federal government has their Reward For Justice program, offering rewards as high as 5, 10 or even 25 million dollars for information leading to arrests of certain terrorists. On the smaller end of the spectrum is Crime S

Hid & Go Seek (Colossians 3:1-4)

“So, Mr. Incredible… Do you have a secret identity?” Without hesitating, he answered, “Every superhero has a secret identity. I don’t know a single one who doesn’t.”Tony Stark would be one. The genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist proudly announced to the world, “I am Iron Man.”Certain sec

Prophecy Update #550 – The Face Of Flying

We focus on prophecy each week for about five-minutes. It’s more than a curiosity; it’s extremely practical. The apostle Paul said: “[know] the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed” (Romans 13:11).After discussing the last

You’ve Been Ordered To Abundant Ship (Colossians 2:6-23)

The Swiss Army knife is advertised as the ultimate multi-tool. Whether you need a magnifying glass to read fine print, or a metal saw to cut through iron, the Swiss Army knife has your back.The model we are most familiar with, the Swiss Champ, features 33 separate tools.There’s a model that feature

Prophecy Update #548 – Blacklisted In Beijing

We focus on prophecy each week for about five-minutes. It’s more than a curiosity; it’s extremely practical. The apostle Paul said: “[know] the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed” (Romans 13:11).After discussing the last

Desperately Seeking Suffering (Colossians 1:24-2:5)

At the end of every wedding I officiate I get to say, “It is my privilege to present to you for the first time Mr. & Mrs.” so-and-so.With most couples I’ve had little to do with getting them to the altar. My part in ‘presenting’ them is really very limited. Family and friends in each of their live

Prophecy Update #548 – Chip Up Or Ship Out

We focus on prophecy each week for about five-minutes. It’s more than a curiosity; it’s extremely practical. The apostle Paul said: “[know] the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed” (Romans 13:11).After discussing the last

What We Have Here Is The Firstborn To Communicate (Colossians 1:15-23)

It’s common for churches to incorporate their city in their name. We do it – we are “Calvary Chapel of Hanford” (which we shorten to “Calvary Hanford”). In some cases, however, it would be better to not reference your city:Half Way Baptist Church (Half Way, Missouri). Boring United Methodist Church

Prophecy Update #547 – Tarshish And The Temple

We focus on prophecy each week for about five-minutes. It’s more than a curiosity; it’s extremely practical. The apostle Paul said: “[know] the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed” (Romans 13:11).After discussing the last

Take a Walk on the Worthy Side (Colossians 1:9-14)

It takes more than make-up to be a Walker.“Walkers” are the zombies on the hit series, The Walking Dead.They’re never called zombies. They have been called Biters, Creepers, Dead Ones, Floaters, Geeks, Lamebrains, Lurkers, Monsters, Roamers, Rotters, and Skin Eaters. Mostly they’re called Walkers.

Prophecy Update #546 – A Chip Off The Old Beast

We like to spend a few minutes each Sunday talking about trends and Bible prophecy. There are approximately 500 yet-to-be-fulfilled prophecies. Knowing what they say, we expect to see certain trends in the world. We’re not saying these trends are the fulfillment of prophecy – only that things seem

Heigh Hope! Heigh Hope! It’s Home to Heaven We Go! (Colossians 1:3-8)

Let’s start with the word counter-intuitive. Something is counter-intuitive if it goes against what you believe would be logical, or if it goes against common sense. For example: A placebo is a substance or treatment with no therapeutic value. Often in testing medications, one group gets the meds,

Salvation Is An In-In Situation (Colossians 1:1-2)

In the movie, The Lion King, Simba, heir to the throne of his father King Mufasa, flees from the Pridelands when his father is murdered by Scar, Mufasa’s brother and Simba’s uncle.Deep in the safety of the jungle Simba joins up with two characters, Timon and Pumba, whose philosophy of life is Hakuna

Prophecy Update #545 – Three-Peat

We like to spend a few minutes each Sunday talking about trends and Bible prophecy. There are approximately 500 yet-to-be-fulfilled prophecies. Knowing what they say, we expect to see certain trends in the world. We’re not saying these trends are the fulfillment of prophecy – only that things seem

What’s God’s Big Idea? (Daniel 3:13-30)

Here’s a question for everyone: What’s your idea of a great vacation? Some people want to sit on a beach and do nothing, others want to stay busy with lots of activities. Some want to see famous cities like Rome or Paris, others imagine remote wilderness high on a mountain somewhere. I know somethin

Phenomenal Cosmic Power…Itty-Bitty Living Space (Exodus 40:1-38)

If you ever find a lamp with a Genie in it, better pass on your three wishes. It never works out the way you want. I’m sure you read about the blonde, the brunette, and the redhead who were marooned on an island when their cruise ship was struck by a rogue wave. One day, the three of them were walk

Prophecy Update #544 – UnDead Sea

We like to spend a few minutes each Sunday talking about trends and Bible prophecy. There are approximately 500 yet-to-be-fulfilled prophecies. Knowing what they say, we expect to see certain trends in the world. We’re not saying these trends are the fulfillment of prophecy – only that things seem

Do Or Die (Daniel 3:1-12)

It’s the time of year when hurricanes are in the news. In some cases, there seems to be a long buildup before the storm hits. Last month with Florence on the way, 1.7 million people were ordered to evacuate their homes in the Carolinas and Virginia. Then this week it seemed like Hurricane Michael ca

Worship While You Work (Exodus 35-39)

In 1986, Tom Bodett ad-libbed the line, “We’ll leave the light on for you,” while in the recording studio for the first time and the Motel 6 slogan was both an instant and lasting success. The phrase captures a sense of true hospitality for the weary road warrior. Says Bodett, “I think ‘We’ll leav

Prophecy Update #543 – Arch Enemy

We like to spend a few minutes each Sunday talking about trends and Bible prophecy. There are approximately 500 yet-to-be-fulfilled prophecies. Knowing what they say, we expect to see certain trends in the world. We’re not saying these trends are the fulfillment of prophecy – only that things seem

Dream On (Daniel 2:24-49)

When the sun rises on a certain day in Daniel chapter 2, Nebuchadnezzar was living out his Babylonian dream. He was the supreme ruler of much of the world, had vast stores of treasure and power. It seemed like things we’re going to get better and better. But, one night, he started thinking about the

The Shining (Exodus 34:1-35)

America’s favorite dad, Homer Simpson, is the safety officer for the Springfield nuclear plant owned by Mr. Burns. It affords the writers lots of comic material. In one episode, Homer is standing behind an X-ray machine, and his insides are glowing green. The doctor tells Marge, “What you are see