Christian Con Carne (1st Corinthians 2:14-3:4)

He was given five… maybe six, months to live. His doctor somberly advised Joe, “You have some life left… live it well.”The diagnosis: Brain Cloud. Might as well travel to a South Pacific Island and satisfy the natives by throwing yourself into a volcano. The “Joe” was Joe Banks, played by Tom Hank

Prophecy Update #579 – Quit Monkeying Around

We focus on Bible prophecy each week for about five-minutes. Since we are living in the Last Days, we want to know the signs of the time. The Bible is about 30% prophecy. There are about 500 unfulfilled, Last Days prophecies. Since every past prophecy has been literally fulfilled, we expect every

Search And Rescue (Hosea 5:13-15)

Have you had this experience: You wake up, start getting ready for your day and then you notice that something’s not quite right. You discover some ache or pain, maybe a splotch or a rash that definitely wasn’t there before. You think maybe you should get it looked at, but in the mean time, you do w

I Came… I Saw… I Constructed (Nehemiah 13:1-31)

What do you want on your Tombstone? The usual answer was, “Pepperoni and cheese.” Possibly a little morbid for mediocre frozen pizza, but the television ad campaign was memorable. What do you want on your tombstone; the real one that will mark your grave? Mathematician Ludolph van Ceulen was the

Prophecy Update #578 – Beast In Line

We focus on Bible prophecy each week for about five-minutes, calling it a “Prophecy Update.”The Bible is about 35% prophecy. There are about 500 unfulfilled, Last Days prophecies. Since every past prophecy has been literally fulfilled, we expect every future prophecy to be literally fulfilled. On

Celebrate! Celebrate! Advance To The Music (Nehemiah 12:26-47)

The character coming out of retirement to resume his or her exploits is a common occurrence in film:In the Star Wars original trilogy, who knew old Ben Kenobi was retired Jedi Master Obi-wan Kenobi. In the first Cars, Doc Hudson comes out of retirement to help Lightning McQueen in his quest to win t

Prophecy Update #577 – Bank Of Cashless

We focus on Bible prophecy each week for about five-minutes, calling it a “Prophecy Update.”One reason we do it is that we’ve seen certain End Times prophecies literally fulfilled. One writer reminds us, The most prominent sign of the end times… is the nation of Israel. In 1948, Israel was recogn

It’s Not Greek To Me (Acts 2:1-13)

Birthday parties are meant to be celebratory occasions. However, a quick Google search of “fights at birthday parties” will expose you to an ever-growing list of stories which chronicle the melees that break out in the last place they should. In 2010 there was a fight at a 3 year old’s birthday part

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