The Worst Wives Club (Ezra 10:1-44)

If he were ministering today, I think the apostle Paul would have been comfortable quoting from movies and television. He often quoted from popular literature. When preaching the Gospel to the Greek philosophers on Mars Hill, Paul said, “for in Him we live and move and exist, as even some of your

Prophecy Update #564 – Brainbook

We focus on Bible prophecy each week for about five-minutes, calling it a “Prophecy Update.”With somewhere around 500 prophecies regarding the Last Days that are yet to be fulfilled, we ought to be able to identify trends in the world that are to be expected in light of those prophecies. In the futu

Seven Years A Week (Daniel 9:20-27)

Daniel 9, starting in verse 20 this evening. Last week we took a look at Daniel’s humble prayer of confession. That prayer leads up to our text tonight, which many scholars consider to be one of the most important passages in all the Bible. It’s referred to as the “70 Weeks Prophecy” and gives the b

The Trouble With Trembles (Ezra 9:1-15)

Daredevil was one of my favorite comic heroes… Until the Ben Affleck movie. It was seriously lame. (No, I haven’t watched the Netflix series). If you are not familiar with Daredevil, he’s Matt Murdock. As a boy he was blinded when a radioactive substance fell from a truck after he pushed a man o

Prophecy Update #563 – Give Antichrist Some Credit

We focus on Bible prophecy each week for about five-minutes, calling it a “Prophecy Update.”With somewhere around 500 prophecies regarding the Last Days that are yet to be fulfilled, we ought to be able to identify trends in the world that are to be expected in light of those prophecies. Whatever th

The Lord’s Pray-er (Daniel 9:1-19)

Daniel chapter 9 is where we find ourselves this evening. When I think of finding gold, the image that comes to mind is an old prospector, with his little pan down by a river, sifting through mud. In reality, the vast majority of gold is mined, deep within the earth. Gold usually exists in very smal

Living In a Camp, Down by the River (Ezra 8:1-36)

Tony Bennett “left” his “heart in San Francisco”; but if you’re going there, “be sure to wear flowers in your hair.”“Chicago, Chicago” was Frank Sinatra’s “kind of town.” Billy Joel is always in a New York State Of MindYou can stand “on the corner in Winslow, Arizona…”We all do know “the way to San

Prophecy Update #562 – Brainiacs

We focus on Bible prophecy each week for about five-minutes, calling it a “Prophecy Update.”I was thinking about the apostle Peter. I think he would have done prophecy updates. Seriously. A lot of what he wrote in his two biblical letters is about fulfilled and future prophecy. It seems that he

He Wanna Hold Your Hand (Ezra 7:1-28)

Name the celebrity associated with his catchphrase:“I pity the fool…” “And that’s the way it is” “You might be a redneck…” “Won’t you be my neighbor?” “I get no respect” “Thank you; thank you very much” “I didn’t inhale” “Is that your final answer?” “Cowabunga!” “The balcony is closed” “Welcome to F

Prophecy Update #561 – DNAz

We focus on Bible prophecy each week for about five-minutes, calling it a “Prophecy Update.”I was thinking about the apostle Peter. I think he would have done prophecy updates. Seriously. A lot of what he wrote in his two biblical letters is about fulfilled and future prophecy. It seems that he

The Horn Identity (Daniel 8:1-27)

In 1903 a felon named Will West was sent to Leavenworth prison to serve some time. It was the days before fingerprinting was widely used. Instead, the prison used a method called “anthropometrics” for processing. Inmates would have a variety of measurements taken in order to identify them, in the wa

The Stone Temple Prophets (Ezra 6:13-22)

If I never hear the phrase, “Eye of the tiger,” again, it will be too soon. Or the song. I concede that it is iconic. And, like every true Italian-American, I love the Rocky franchise. I try to avoid using those kind of popular expressions. Just sayin’.Did you know that both Newt Gingrich and Mit

Prophecy Update #560 – I Love Me

We focus on Bible prophecy each week for about five-minutes. Approximately 25% of the Bible is prophetic, with somewhere around 500 prophecies regarding the Last Days that are yet to be fulfilled. We ought to be able to identify trends in the world that are to be expected in light of those propheci

What A Difference A Dream Makes (Daniel 7:15-28)

Yesterday was Lincoln’s birthday, right? I learned something new about our 16th President this week: His law partner, friend and bodyguard Ward Hill Lamon wrote that, only a few days before his assassination, Lincoln told a small circle of friends that, in a dream, he had what can be described as a

Persian Pen Letter (Ezra 5:6-6:12)

Our family loves to communicate using film and television quotes. For instance, if something isn’t going as planned, one of us invariably says, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”There is some research to suggest that quoting from movies, or from music or literature, can help you to connect with oth

Prophecy Update #559 – Nobody Puts Baby In A Test Tube

We focus on prophecy each week for about five-minutes. Approximately 25% of the Bible is prophetic, with somewhere around 500 prophecies regarding the Last Days that are yet to be fulfilled. We ought to be able to identify trends in the world that are to be expected in light of those prophecies. Je

Court Is In Heaven (Daniel 7:8-14)

The number 1 television show in syndication is? Judge Judy. In fact, Judge Judy has been top of the list by a wide margin for 5 years straight. In 2018, second place went to Dr. Phil, and coming in at number 3 was Hot Bench, another daytime courtroom show, created by Judge Judy herself. Judge Judy,

Weapons Of Mass Discouragement (Ezra 4:1-5:5)

What would you say is the devil’s most effective weapon?The story is told about an old demon who was planning to retire. He put up for auction all the weapons which he had accumulated over the years. They ranged from envy to laziness to gossip to lust.Off to one side lay a harmless looking instrum

Prophecy Update #558 – A.I., A.I., Oh!

We focus on prophecy each week for about five-minutes. Approximately 25% of the Bible is prophetic, with somewhere around 500 prophecies regarding the Last Days that are yet to be fulfilled. We ought to be able to identify trends in the world that are to be expected in light of those prophecies. Th

Temple Tantrum (Ezra 3:1-13)

You can perform an unclaimed property search on the California State Controller’s website.I searched on Wednesday, and was surprised to find a result. I have an accounts receivable credit of $7.99 reported by Microsoft Corporation.I decided not to claim it; I’ll save it right there for the next rec

Prophecy Update #557 – Cashing Out

We focus on prophecy each week for about five-minutes. Approximately 25% of the Bible is prophetic, with somewhere around 500 prophecies regarding the Last Days that are yet to be fulfilled. We ought to be able to identify trends in the world that are to be expected in light of those prophecies. Fo

When Jews Come Marching Home Again…Hurrah! Hurrah! (Ezra 2:1-70)

Building contractors have notoriously bad reputations. I think it’s a case of a few bad apples spoiling the whole bunch. Nevertheless, too many of us have a horror story to tell. You should probably watch The Money Pit before hiring a contractor. I haven’t seen it in a while, but it’s rated PG, s

Prophecy Update #556 – Amazon Sees All

We focus on prophecy each week for about five-minutes. The New Testament tells you and I repeatedly that we are living in the last days before the coming of Jesus Christ. Not only are we told that, but there is evidence to back it up. There are signs that we’re living in the last days:The explosio

Beasts Of Those Nations (Daniel 7:1-8)

If you have a Bible, please join me at Daniel chapter 7. We always encourage you to follow along with us here at Calvary. But if you’re not in the habit, I would especially urge you to have the text open on your lap so that you can see these passages for yourself. I believe it will be immensely help