BitterSweet Talkin’ Guy (Revelation 10:1-11)

BitterSweet Talkin’ Guy (Revelation 10:1-11)

Adele Edwards, an otherwise normal Florida mother of five children, has been eating the foam inside cushions for more than twenty years. She keeps pieces of foam in her purse to snack on throughout the day. Last year she ate twelve couches.People with pica compulsively eat items that have no nutri

Prophecy Update #656 –  COVID-19 Accelerant

Prophecy Update #656 – COVID-19 Accelerant

We focus on Bible prophecy each week, 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 future events in a literal, physical, apocalyptic, and glo

These Are The Days (Acts 28:17-31)

These Are The Days (Acts 28:17-31)

Many of you have been in the Valley long enough to have experienced the head-scratching anomaly that was 104.9FM. For over a year in the late ’90s, if you tuned to that station, you would hear Creedence Clearwater Revival’s rendition of I Heard It Through The Grapevine on repeat, day and night. You

That’ll Be The Day You Can’t Die (Revelation 9:1-21)

That’ll Be The Day You Can’t Die (Revelation 9:1-21)

They surged through a portal which had been opened for their invasion. Armored, equipped with horrific weapons, riding powerful mounts. Beasts called Leviathans accompanied them. They were the Chitauri, the first major threat to Earth that required the formation of the Avengers when they attempt

Prophecy Update #655 – Where Have All The Dollars Gone?

Prophecy Update #655 – Where Have All The Dollars Gone?

We focus on Bible prophecy each week, 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 future events in a literal, physical, apocalyptic, and glo

A Hush To Judgment (Revelation 8:1-13)

A Hush To Judgment (Revelation 8:1-13)

When FedEx employee Chuck Noland’s plane crashed he ended up stranded four years on a deserted tropical island. Wilson the volleyball was his only companion. Forty-five minutes of Castaway’s one-hundred forty-three minute run time has no dialog. Silence was almost golden for Tom Hanks who was nomi

Prophecy Update #654 – Feeling Chipper

Prophecy Update #654 – Feeling Chipper

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 like never before. We reserve a few minutes Sunday morning to discuss some of those things. ✎ We are careful to use recognized

A Life In Our Days (Acts 28:11-16)

A Life In Our Days (Acts 28:11-16)

Last month, Orlando Bloom was asked in an interview about his daily routine. His response turned a lot of heads and led to quite a few parodies on social media and follow-up articles skewering him. I’ll give you a sample: “I like to earn my breakfast, so I’ll just have some green powders that I mix

I Seal Good…You Knew That I Would (Revelation 7:1-17)

I Seal Good…You Knew That I Would (Revelation 7:1-17)

Marine Corps Raiders… Marine Corps Force Recon… Army Green Beret… Army Rangers… Air Force ParaRescue… Navy SEALS… Search for ‘elite units,’ and these will be on the list. (If I got something wrong, or overlooked any, don’t blame me; blame military.com. My military knowledge is limited to GI Joe ac

Prophecy Update #653 – Hey, Hey, We Are Monkeys!

Prophecy Update #653 – Hey, Hey, We Are Monkeys!

We focus on Bible prophecy each week, 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 future events in a literal, physical, apocalyptic, and glo

Snake In The Rain (Acts 28:1-10)

Snake In The Rain (Acts 28:1-10)

If you’ve booked yourself air travel, you’ve probably had to make some decisions about layovers. Too short and you risk missing your connecting flight. Too long and you’re wasting time in a monotonous airport terminal with strange smelling carpet. Our first trip to Colombia was out of LAX on the day

On With The Scroll, This Is It (Revelation 6:1-17)

On With The Scroll, This Is It (Revelation 6:1-17)

Shadowfax, “Lord of All Horses.” He is the white steed in the Lord of the Rings who bore Gandalf on his Middle Earth missions. A horse of Rohan, the chief of the Mearas, he was noted for his speed, “like an arrow.” Trigger, Silver, and Cochise were once household names thanks to television. Sea B

Open Up That Gaza Gate, Hill Of Hebron Here I Come!

Open Up That Gaza Gate, Hill Of Hebron Here I Come!

Jdg 16:1 Now Samson went to Gaza and saw a harlot there, and went in to her. Jdg 16:2 When the Gazites were told, “Samson has come here!” they surrounded the place and lay in wait for him all night at the gate of the city. They were quiet all night, saying, “In the morning, when it is daylight, we

All Rise

All Rise

When baseball-great Ted Williams died at age 83, things got weird. Despite his wishes to be cremated and his ashes scattered in the Florida Keys, son John and youngest daughter Claudia opted to have his body sent to Scottsdale, Arizona, where he was frozen at the Alcor Cryonics facility. Cryonics i

I Pray The Lord His Scroll To Take (Revelation 5:1-14)

I Pray The Lord His Scroll To Take (Revelation 5:1-14)

There is always ‘the one.’In the Lord of the Rings, it was Aragorn. He was the ‘one’ true king who could wield Andùril, Isildur’s broken sword reforged. Speaking of swords, only Arthur, the ‘one’ true king, could pull Excalibur from the anvil. If you’re a fan of the Matrix… I’ll pray for you. Neo

Prophecy Update #652 – The Face That Launched A Thousand Apps

Prophecy Update #652 – The Face That Launched A Thousand Apps

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 like never before. We reserve a few minutes Sunday morning to discuss some of those things. ✎ We are careful to use recognize

Anchors Away (Acts 27:13-44)

Anchors Away (Acts 27:13-44)

Matthew Webb knew what it took to brave the open sea. At age 12, he joined the crew of the HMS Conway. As the second mate on a cruise ship, he once dove into the Atlantic in an attempt to save a man who went overboard. By the age of 27, Matthew was a captain in the merchant navy. In 1875 he sealed h

Endgame Of Thrones (Revelation 4:1-11)

Endgame Of Thrones (Revelation 4:1-11)

They’re called war rooms or situation rooms:✎ During the Second World War, a group of basement offices served as the center of Britain’s war effort. They were known as the Cabinet War Rooms. ✎ JFK created the White House Situation Room in 1961 in the basement of the West Wing. Heaven has a war room.

Prophecy Update #651 – Please, Won’t You Betray Your Neighbor

Prophecy Update #651 – Please, Won’t You Betray Your Neighbor

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 like never before. We reserve a few minutes Sunday morning to discuss some of those things. ✎ We are careful to use recognize

Time’s A-Wastin’ (Acts 27:1-12)

Time’s A-Wastin’ (Acts 27:1-12)

Before COVID kept many people working from home, the commute was a regular part of daily life. From 1980 to 2020, commute time increased just about every year. In 2018 research found that the average American would spend a full 9.4 days of their year commuting to work. Interestingly, the same data s

The Hurl Of Great Price (Revelation 3:14-22)

The Hurl Of Great Price (Revelation 3:14-22)

Two words you never want to hear: Induce vomiting.When I was a young warthog… “Induce vomiting” was a common suggestion on labels for things you shouldn’t have swallowed. We always had in the medicine cabinet an emergency bottle of Ipecac Syrup. It was right next to the Mercurochrome, which was ri

Prophecy Update #650 – Passport Please

Prophecy Update #650 – Passport Please

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 like never before. We reserve a few minutes Sunday morning to discuss some of those things. ✎ We are careful to use recogniz

That’s Crazy Talk! (Acts 26)

That’s Crazy Talk! (Acts 26)

Picture Manhattan for a moment. I should specify: Manhattan, Montana. Population: 1,500. This tiny town is home to Ernie Wayne terTelgte. Ernie’s looks like a Grizzly Adams impersonator. You can watch video from a 2013 court proceeding against Ernie. He had been stopped for fishing without a license

O Key Door Key (Revelation 3:7-13)

O Key Door Key (Revelation 3:7-13)

When our daughter was moving out of our home, I asked her to turn in her house key. It seemed appropriate to me; and by “me,” I mean only me. Both she and Pam disagreed with my request. Like Ricky Ricardo, I asked them “splain it to me.” They were more than happy to oblige. Jesus presented Himse