Hi friends thanks for joining us today and I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas season and are gearing up for a great new year! In our last time together we looked at Jesus demonstrating His power over evil spirits during a worship service at a synagogue in Capernaum. By this time, Jesus has … Continue reading The Legacy Episode 20: Healing Explosion!
A wealthy business man died.At his funeral, many people came to his widow and the rest of his family to express their sympathies. Suddenly, a young man approached the widow with an unusual request. He said "Ma'am, I know you don't know me, but I was wondering if I could get in on your husband's … Continue reading Why the New Birth Is Necessary
And (Jesus) said to them, "Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new … Continue reading Mark 16: 9-20 Is For Real!
Another school paper, this one from a Western Civ class around 2003 A number of years ago, I had the privilege of touring the historic Rhea County Courthouse in Dayton, Tennessee. Eighty years ago, this stately, yet unpretentious building was the site of the infamous Scopes "Monkey Trial." History came alive as I stepped into … Continue reading The Darwinian Paradox
A few years ago, I was working in children's church on a Sunday night. Paul, the praise and worship leader, had us sing a catchy little song with a very profound message. The song was called Bullfrogs and Butterflies. The theme of the song is that both bullfrogs and butterflies undergo a dramatic transformation. … Continue reading Bullfrogs & Butterflies: What Is Meant By The Term “Born Again?”
This was a paper I wrote for a Political Science class I took back in the early 2000s. While the issues today are different, the underlying issues are very much the same. The inscription on our nation’s beloved Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, gives us a stirring exhortation to "Proclaim Liberty throughout the land, to all … Continue reading The Ten Commandments and Religious Liberty
"Slain in the Spirit" is a modern term for being overcome by the presence of God in such an intense manner that a person falls to the ground. Although it is generally associated with the Charismatic movement, being slain in the Spirit is by no means an exclusively Charismatic phenomenon. For example, Catholic contemplative prayer … Continue reading “Slain in the Spirit?”
As we begin our study, I encourage you to ask yourself this question: How intimate with Jesus do you want to be? Consider for a moment the wonderful possibility that we can communicate with our Heavenly Father in a way that is totally unlimited by our finite minds. A way that we can receive from … Continue reading Speaking In Tongues: Frequently Asked Questions 1
My first experience speaking in tongues came on April 27, 1988. I was 20 years old, and still a member of a denominational church, but out of curiosity, I had also been visiting a Pentecostal church on occasion. One day, I responded to an invitation to receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit. I had … Continue reading Speaking In Tongues FAQ 2: Are Tongues For All?
" One of the disturbing things about Christianity is that very few Christians ever advance beyond their first revelation."Lester Sumrall¹ Walking with God is (or at least, should be) an unfolding process in which we get to know Him better and better. As we discussed before, one of the exciting things about the Christian life … Continue reading What Is a Full Gospel Christian?