A Father's Heart For Our Elder Brother

There are many reasons why the Mystery of Israel is not a small matter for serious followers of Jesus.  I will give you a few more of these as we proceed, but I sense that the  one we are talking about now is the biggie.  Today’s blog and the little...Read more …

A Family Affair

Jesus told stories and parables to shed light on significant kingdom truths.  Sometimes stories cut through confusion, clarify questions, and expose lies.  Allow me, today, to frame our subject with a true story, garnered from the themes of scripture. I have a nephew who had a school assignment years ago...Read more …

Do Not Be Ignorant

The first reason we should not set this subject on the shelf is plainly sitting right there on the surface for  all to see.  We don’t have to dig deep for this one, so let’s start  in Romans 11:25: For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant...Read more …

The Mystery of Israel — A Brief Outline

In working our way through this subject, the mystery of Israel, I want to propose four general topic areas to consider.   As I see it now, (I reserve the right to alter things as we proceed!) we will explore these four areas. 1.  It is very important for us,...Read more …

Israel — An Introduction

I am launching out on an important and urgent matter — the subject of Israel.  I use the word important because, as I will show you over the coming weeks, this subject is NOT a side issue for believers.  A proper biblical understanding of Israel is essential to knowing and loving...Read more …

Prayer Pyramid

I have just seen something from the scriptures that is very helpful in giving us a template for prayer when praying for a specific person, couple, family, or church.  This approach gives an added dimension to our prayers, a more mature approach.  It seems that so often when we pray...Read more …

Personal Revelation — Part 11 (hearing God)

I believe that all of God’s children, born again sons and daughters, can and should hear him and receive his guidance.  Unfortunately, many believers have not experienced the guidance of the Lord for their lives.  Let’s talk more about this. I remember  back in about 1979 or 1980 I had...Read more …

Personal Revelation — Part 10 (deep waters)

Today we will be moving into deeper waters by considering Jesus’ teaching in what is known as his final great discourse — John 14-17.  We will be getting into chapter 14, but let me first set the stage. Let me begin with this statement:  The course our Christian life takes...Read more …