Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Chuck Missler graduated into Glory

In Loving Memory of Chuck Missler

It wasn't too long ago that the Church said goodbye to R.C. Sproul and now we have to say goodbye to Chuck Missler.  This is a brief bio from the khouse.org website:

Dr. Missler gained international recognition as a Bible scholar, author and teacher. Through an informal affiliation with Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, California, Chuck became known for his insight into the integration of Scripture with science, history and prophecy. Over more than forty years, literally millions of Dr. Missler’s teachings have been distributed and enjoyed. From cassette tapes to MP3 audio down loads, from VCR tapes to YouTube videos, the message of “The Grand Adventure” has been enjoyed by many.

I can honestly say that there is probably not another Bible teacher that has influenced my thinking than Chuck Missler. I was one of those that spent hundreds and hundreds of hours listening to his cassette tapes. I have still have many of them!  Apart from an amazing secular career, his spiritual life involved several tragedies (two of his sons died prior to him) and he recently lost his wife.  Yet in the midst of all these, he remained faithful to his calling and also to his Lord.

His teachings and integration of science, history, and Scripture were a true blessing and few have ever been as gifted as him in bringing these topics into mainstream Christianity and keeping them interesting.  May God richly bless Him as we miss him here on earth.


Monday, April 2, 2018

Is the Mainstream Media Managed?

JFK assassination? 1947 Roswell "alien" crash? Federal reserve act of 1913 not really being passed? New world order? Was 9/11/2001 an inside job by the government?

These are just some of the so called conspiracy theories that are commonly mocked or joked about officially by the powers that be. I am not giving an opinion specifically on the truth of any those conspiracy theories, but what we do know that is that Satan is the ruler of this world (John 12:31; 14:30: 16:11), and "We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one" (1 John 5:19).

As Christians we are called to be discerning and wise as serpents (Matt 10:16). This means that we need to be cautious and wary of what the world (and Satan, its ruler) promotes through the main stream media. Is there a conspiracy to control the thoughts and perspectives of people?

YES! If you are a Bible believing Christian, we must acknowledge unashamedly that Satan absolutely is the master conspirator. Jesus called him the ruler of this world and Father of lies.

"You people are from your father the devil, and you want to do what your father desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not uphold the truth, because there is no truth in him. Whenever he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of lies" (John 8:44).

Think about this for a moment. Jesus said that there is NO TRUTH in Satan. I find that is an amazing statement. This is why in Matthew 4 and Luke 4 when Jesus is tempted by Satan, Jesus didn't engage in any conversation except to quote God's Word.

Watch this short video below and then ask yourself whether the media is being managed by the power brokers behind the scenes. May God grant us discernment!


Friday, March 30, 2018

Final Passion Week Video (#3)

Have you ever blown it spiritually and needed forgiveness and restoration? The Bible teaches that we all have messed up. This video provides a great glimpse of how the resurrection gives us unlimited hope.

In Episode 3, our journey through the Passion Week explores the events that occurred from Saturday, where the disciples thought all was lost, to Easter Sunday where the resurrection changed the world. We even journey back north to Galilee where the resurrected Jesus gave hope to those who need a second chance—including us. Our challenge: How do we start over with God?


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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Passion Week Video #2

We posted the first video on Monday and now we have the privilege of continuing to walk with Jesus on location during His final week of life.

In Episode 2, our journey through the Passion Week explores the events that occurred from Wednesday through Friday. In addition to seeing some archaeological finds related to Jesus, we'll experience the Upper Room, the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus' arrest, trials, crucifixion, and burial. Our challenge: How do we keep going when we have blown it with God?

Click here for the 2nd video:


Monday, March 26, 2018

Jesus' Passion Week

This past Sunday we saw that the sermon text (John 12:12-16) revealed to us how Jesus entry into Jerusalem was anything but triumphant. Instead it was a reminder of the rejection that He had faced and also what was going to happen to Him in the coming week. As we meditate this week on Jesus' last week, I want to share with you some videos that I think will be helpful.

I will be linking one every other day which are filmed on location in Israel and give us some great understanding of Jesus' love for us as He demonstrated when He was crucified on the cross.

Here is the 1st video.



Thursday, March 15, 2018

 Idolatry, Wow they did a show about Idolatry!  What are you living for? Have you ever asked yourself that question?

When I share the gospel I get drilled...How do you know the bible is true? There isn't the supernatural, The Bible is written by man, You just like the idea of eternal life...

So back at you... how do you know that what you are living for is true?  God created us to worship, we see that played out in everyone's life. But we hardly ever put to the test our idol that we live for, Money, fame, pleasure, where is your heart at?  Watch and learn about idolatry in this weeks review of "Living Biblically".


The Death of Stephen Hawking and Politically Incorrect Truth

We have heard recently in the news that famous theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking died at 76 on March 14, 2018. He is well known for contributing cutting edge theories concerning general relativity and theorems relating to black holes.

Additionally, he often made headlines in his enthusiastic rejection of God, claiming often that he was an avowed atheist and that there is no need for God to explain the origins of the universe. In his book, Grand Design (p. 180), he says,

“Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist, It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going.”

Here is a man that is one of the most brilliant "scientific" men in recent memory, yet he is willing to base his entire eternity on the proposition that the universe was created out of nothing.... by nothing.... Does anyone see a problem here? This is one of the most non-scientific statements that could be made. Science is that which can be verified by empirical approaches. This wishful statement of spontaneous creation violates known laws of physics. It is so sad that even brilliant men suppress the knowledge of the truth of God's creative hand (Rom 1:18-22).

A Texas legislator was criticized for sending out a tweet which said,

"Stephen Hawking now knows the truth about how the universe was actually made.
My condolences to his family."

He received criticism from those accusing him of being insensitive. Now, wisdom says be careful at reading in "tone" in texts, emails, or written correspondence. Was he sincere and heartfelt in his condolences? I am not sure, but what we do know is that anyone who dies an atheist creates a situation which saddens God's heart. He takes no pleasure in the death of the unbeliever (Ezekiel 33:11) and has a desire for all to come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9).

Nevertheless, an atheist that dies while rejecting God definitely has their eyes opened upon death. He has come face to face with the creator of the universe and his own soul and according to the Scripture, it will not go well for him without Jesus as his savior.

These hard truths are not politically correct, but our goal is not to fall into the trap of the pharisees of Jesus' day where Jesus said,

"For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God." (John 12:43)