71 Angry Men (Acts 23:1-11)

71 Angry Men (Acts 23:1-11)

Al Pacino was nominated for an academy award for his acting in 1979’s …And Justice For All. In a climactic scene, Pacino’s character, a defense attorney, becomes indignant at the injustice of the system and starts ranting the now famous lines: “You’re out of order! The whole trial is out of order! T

Hey (hey), You (you),  Gaze Up at My Clouds (Revelation 1:4-8)

Hey (hey), You (you), Gaze Up at My Clouds (Revelation 1:4-8)

When there was a Disneyland in Anaheim, the Fantasyland Teacups were a blast to ride. An original opening day attraction, they provided one-and-one-half minutes of intense, non-stop, nausea-inducing whirling. My secret for not getting dizzy: Stare directly into the eyes of the person across from y

Prophecy Update #641 – Trick And Track

Prophecy Update #641 – Trick And Track

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. We reserve a few minutes Sunday morning to discuss some of those things. We are careful to use recognized, reliable sources f

Whipbacklash (Acts 22:23-30)

Whipbacklash (Acts 22:23-30)

2020 was a remarkable year when it comes to the topic of law and freedom. In just a few short weeks we found that many rights that we assumed were guaranteed weren’t really ours to enjoy any longer, at least not in certain parts of the country. The infringement of rights and government officials bre

Are We Near Yet? (Revelation 1:1-3)

Are We Near Yet? (Revelation 1:1-3)

I found this travel advice on a parenting website: When my husband and I buckle in our eight-year-old daughter for a long drive, we make sure she’s got lots of movies loaded up on the iPhone or iPad, a nice set of headphones, books, stuffed animals, a pillow and blanket, a notebook and colored penci

Prophecy Update #640 – Hip, Hip, Whatever Happened To HIPAA?

Prophecy Update #640 – Hip, Hip, Whatever Happened To HIPAA?

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. We reserve a few minutes Sunday morning to discuss some of those things. We are careful to use recognized, reliable sources f

The Treasure’s All Mine (2 Corinthians 4:7-12)

The Treasure’s All Mine (2 Corinthians 4:7-12)

Apparently a lot of people are looking for COVID19 help and hope from an unexpected source: pandemic feature films. One entertainment reporter glibly wrote, “With the world falling apart courtesy of the coronavirus, I have prepared a list of enjoyable pandemic movies.”The Andromeda Strain, Outbreak

Prophecy Update #639 – Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Prophecy Update #639 – Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

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. We reserve a few minutes Sunday morning to discuss some of those things. We are careful to use recognized, reliable sources f

From Rags To Righteous

From Rags To Righteous

I want to talk to you about one of our most original and endearing Christmas traditions: The Ugly Christmas Sweater. Sweaters decorated for Christmas made their appearance in the 1950’s. They were known as “Jingle Bell Sweaters,” and featured Christmas themed decorations. The sweaters were not int

Ways To Go (Acts 22:1-22)

Ways To Go (Acts 22:1-22)

Wrong way driving cause hundreds of traffic deaths each year. Though they account for only 3% of car crashes, one study showed that wrong way accidents can be 27 times as lethal as others. Surprisingly, wrong way accidents are on the rise in multiple states. Arizona saw a significant rise in 2019. A

I Gotta Have More Cymbal! (Psalm 150)

I Gotta Have More Cymbal! (Psalm 150)

Songwriters call it “staggered.” It’s when a song is arranged so that it starts with one vocalist or instrument, then adds more vocals and instruments gradually. Behind Blue Eyes by The Who is a good example. It starts with a single guitar… Then a single vocalist comes in… Then more and more vocal

Prophecy Update #638 – I Got You Under My Skin

Prophecy Update #638 – I Got You Under My Skin

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. We reserve a few minutes Sunday morning to discuss some of those things. We are careful to use recognized, reliable sources f

Justice Is Deferred (Acts 21:31-40)

Justice Is Deferred (Acts 21:31-40)

Yesterday, Pastor Mike McClure and other representatives from Calvary Chapel San Jose stood before a Santa Clara court and were found in contempt for continuing to hold church services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The judge ordered they pay $55,000 as a result. The church also faces county fines as

The Prince’s Died (Psalm 146)

The Prince’s Died (Psalm 146)

When Nick Fury wanted to know how Loki used the Tesseract to turn “two of the sharpest men I know into his personal flying monkeys,” Captain America perked up. Having been frozen for 70 years, Cap (that’s what we call him) was understandably ignorant of most of the pop culture references being made

With Friends Like These… (Acts 21:17-30)

With Friends Like These… (Acts 21:17-30)

In 2010, British Prime Minister David Cameron made a diplomatic blunder on a visit to China. He was there, hoping to develop commercial activity between China and the UK. But, there was a snag: When he met with Chinese officials, he had a poppy pinned to his lapel. In November the poppy is used to h

In gods They Trust (Psalm 115)

In gods They Trust (Psalm 115)

In 1859, before a crowd of 25,000 people, Charles Blondin stepped out onto a tightrope strung across Niagara Falls. He was one of history’s most famous ropedancers and that day in June was a master performance. Not only did he walk the rope, he also ran on it, sat on it, lay down on it, and somersau

Prophecy Update #636 – Build Back Better Worry

Prophecy Update #636 – Build Back Better Worry

These are exciting times for believers in Christ. Especially if you are interested in Bible prophecy. Oddly, many believers are ignoring prophecy, even ridiculing those who think it is relevant to current events. The Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA) changed its position on end times doctr

The Bold And The Worshipful (Psalm 138)

The Bold And The Worshipful (Psalm 138)

Writers call them “time jumps.” It’s when the story they are telling jumps forward, or backward, in time. The Christmas movie season is upon us. You will likely encounter a new or old version of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. You’ll jump with Ebenezer Scrooge to Christmas past, and to Christmas fut

Prophecy Update #635 – No Credit For You!

Prophecy Update #635 – No Credit For You!

We reserve a few minutes Sunday morning to suggest news, or trends, that seem to be predicted by the many yet-to-be-fulfilled Bible prophecies. We are careful to use recognized, reliable sources for news. It helps not to be accused of sensationalism – sadly, something all too common among some w

Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (Acts 21:2-16)

Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (Acts 21:2-16)

In World War 2, the Eager Beavers were a ragtag B17 crew in the Pacific theater. They were known for volunteering for dangerous recon assignments, some of which would even be considered suicide missions. On the morning of June 16, 1943, the Eager Beavers accepted a mission no one else wanted. They w

We Tone The Night (Psalm 134)

We Tone The Night (Psalm 134)

Those of you who are old enough… Do you remember when you would go to a theater to watch a movie? Those were good times. I especially liked the trailers. You know, the previews for upcoming movies. They preceded the movie, but that wasn’t always the case. When movies were sent to theaters on fil

Prophecy Update #634 – Go Global Or Go Home

Prophecy Update #634 – Go Global Or Go Home

We reserve a few minutes Sunday morning to suggest news, or trends, that seem to be predicted by a literal, futurist reading of the Bible. We are careful to use recognized, reliable sources for news. There is a lot of sensationalism surrounding unfulfilled Bible prophecy, and we don’t want to ad

COVID & Friendly Fire

COVID & Friendly Fire

You know what it is: When the weapons and strategies you employ to defeat your enemy end up harming your own people. The weapons and strategies trained against COVID19, especially lockdowns and closures, are definitely causing great harm.I want you to have some current facts, from secular experts i