Hit Me With Your Best Lot (Nehemiah 11:1-12:26)

You’re shipwrecked, adrift in a lifeboat with several other crew mates. Supplies have been spent. The time has come. The highest ranking crew member suggests you cast lots. According to one nautical writer, Casting lots in a lifeboat in this situation was already a long-standing custom of the se

Prophecy Update #576 – Reconstructing Your Face

We focus on Bible prophecy each week for about five-minutes, calling it a “Prophecy Update.”Scholars say that of the 2500 or so prophecies in the Bible, there are approximately 500 prophecies of the End Times that are awaiting fulfillment. We should be able to see things trending in the direction o

Wait Watchers Wields Results (Acts 1:9-26)

It’s a familiar scene in movies: A beloved character is thought to be dead, leaving behind a grieving family whose world has been shattered. After enough screen-time has passed to extract just enough heartache, the character is revealed to be alive after all. And there is, often, an emotional moment

God’s House Is A Very, Very, Very Divine House (Nehemiah 10:1-39)

Noh-truh deym? Or Noh-ter dahm?Decades of neglect threatened Notre Dame Cathedral well before it recently burned.Jean-Michel Leniaud, president of the scientific council at the national Heritage Institute, told reporters, “The lack of real upkeep and daily attention to such a major building is the

Prophecy Update #575 – Quds Day

We focus on Bible prophecy each week for about five-minutes, calling it a “Prophecy Update.”Scholars say that of the 2500 or so prophecies in the Bible, there are approximately 500 prophecies of the End Times that are awaiting fulfillment. We should be able to see things trending in the direction o

How Do We Get There From Here? (Acts 1:1-8)

Tonight we set out on a study through this dramatic and beloved book, whose scenes and stories make us marvel and think, “Those were the days!” As we read the Bible, sometimes we come across sections or chapters that have a hard time holding our attention. Long lists of materials or genealogies. Mos

Come And Listen To The Story Of A Clan Called Jews (Nehemiah 9:1-38)

I opened my gift, and it was a box of cereal. Kellogg’s Cracklin’ Oat Bran. Growing up, Geno remembered it as being my favorite, but since it was more expensive than others, it was rarely on the shelf. It was an extremely thoughtful gift. The sentimental value was obviously priceless. It ought t

Prophecy Update #574 – Globe Plotting

We focus on Bible prophecy each week for about five-minutes, calling it a “Prophecy Update.”Scholars say that of the 2500 or so prophecies in the Bible, there are approximately 500 prophecies of the End Times that are awaiting fulfillment. We should be able to see things trending in the direction o

You Can Hide Your Cryin’ Eyes (Nehemiah 8:1-18)

Tony Stark quipped, “Everything special about you came from a bottle.”He was insulting Steve Rogers, whom a super-serum transformed into super-soldier Captain America – The First Avenger. We are all too familiar with sports stars seeking super-serum to supercharge skill and strength. Sammy Sosa… Ma

Prophecy Update #573 – What’s The Score

We focus on Bible prophecy each week for about five-minutes, calling it a “Prophecy Update.”Scholars say that of the 2500 or so prophecies in the Bible, there are approximately 500 prophecies of the End Times that are awaiting fulfillment. We should see things trending in the direction of those pro

Plant A Tree For God’s Tomorrow (Psalm 37:32-40)

Eric Carle, the author of the classic kid’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar has a less well-known book called The Tiny Seed. In it, a bunch of seeds are blowing on the wind and the tiny seed seems like it’s in danger of missing out on success. Other seeds blow faster and higher. Some land on mounta

Doin’ That Sing You Do (Nehemiah 6:15-7:73)

I took a walk down ‘Memory Lane’ for businesses that no longer exist in Kings County. I asked my FaceBook friends to remember a few of them. Is your former favorite place on the list?Orchard Supply Hardware… Papa Murphy’s (Lemoore)… Gottschalks… Iseman’s… Miller’s Jewelry… Food King… Sears… K-Mart

Prophecy Update #572 – What Persecution Isn’t

We focus on Bible prophecy each week for about five-minutes, calling it a “Prophecy Update.”Scholars say that of the 2500 or so prophecies in the Bible, there are approximately 500 prophecies of the End Times that are awaiting fulfillment. We should see things trending in the direction of those pro

Step It Up And Dance (Psalm 37:21-31)

Everything around us is in the full bloom of spring. Many of us know that right away when we wake up every morning with asthma and itchy eyes. But it is lovely to see the many blossoms on trees around town. For a farmer, the bloom of spring is more than just pretty flowers to look at. As farmers wat

No Go Ono (Nehemiah 6:1-14)

If I asked you, I’m pretty sure you could name several walls that have been prominent in history:The Great Wall of China. Hadrians Wall in England. The Berlin Wall. The Walls of Troy. The Walls of Babylon. In the US, we have the Market Theater Gumwall in Seattle. This is from Wikipedia: The wall is

Prophecy Update #571 – To AI Or Not To AI

We focus on Bible prophecy each week for about five-minutes, 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 yet future events in a literal, phy

A Clockwatcher God (Psalm 37:10-20)

In the wake of World War 2, our culture has become infatuated with the idea of predicting the end of the world, or at least humanity. Whether it was the Population Bomb which said disaster was coming in the 80’s or climate alarmists who said we only had a few years to save the polar ice caps, there’

Accusers Assemble (Nehemiah 5:1-19)

It’s not business as usual for some of the top companies in the nation: Chick-fil-A and Hobby Lobby are closed on Sundays. In-N-Out puts Bible verses on its packaging. At Interstate Batteries their mission statement is “to glorify God.” Purchase clothing from Forever 21 and you may notice John 3:16

Prophecy Update #570 – The Arctic Avenger

We focus on Bible prophecy each week for about five-minutes, 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 yet future events in a literal, phy

Check Before You Burn (Psalm 37:1-9)

Psalm 37 is where we’ll be this evening. When you think of wise people in the Bible, who comes to mind? If you’re like me, Solomon comes first. Then maybe Daniel, the wise men from the east who followed the star. Maybe Joseph. I don’t usually put David on that list. It’s easier to think of him as a

Helpers & The Nehemiah Brass (Nehemiah 4:1-23)

It makes it worse that they don’t know they are surrounded.Butch and Sundance get in a gunfight with the local Bolivian police. Wounded, they take cover in a building. As they banter about next going to Australia, and learning to swim, the army arrives, and hundreds of soldiers surround the area.

Prophecy Update #569 – Planet Of The Macaques

We focus on Bible prophecy each week for about five-minutes, 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 yet future events in a literal, phy

O Brother, Near Art Thou (Revelation 1:1-3)

I love Easter eggs. Not the bunny kind; those are for the kiddos. Unless they have money in them. Not the Cadbury kind; although those are the best.I mean the big screen kind. They are messages, or characters, or images, hidden in the background of movies. They are called Easter eggs because you

Mighty Transformin’ Power Disciples (Philippians 3:10)

People always want more power:Tim “the Tool Man” Taylor would ask his Tool Time studio audience, “Men, if we want a job done quick, and we want it done right, what do we need?” They’d answer loudly in unison, “More power!” He’d then use a tool so powerful it destroyed the project, or blew-up in hi