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On a dangerous seacoast where shipwrecks often occur there was once a crude little lifesaving station. The building was just a hut, and there was only 1 boat, but the few devoted members kept a constant watch over the sea, and with no thought for...
You probably missed the news story a couple weeks ago in The Washington Times about the brouhaha that erupted between France and Iran. The two counties faced a diplomatic meltdown over a dispute regarding the menu at a proposed dinner between their presidents. Iranian President...
“Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
Ten times in the Bible individuals or God’s people collectively...
God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. • 2 Timothy 1:7
Terrorism has become a fixture of the Modern World. Terrorists use it as a means to some political or religious end....
In John 10:10 Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
This is a good promise to ponder as we celebrate Christmas. Jesus came that we could have life. And however much life we’ve received...
The State of California recently passed into law what is known as “Physician-assisted suicide.” That is, doctors will no longer be charged with a crime for assisting those who want to end their lives by suicide. The California State legislature passed the bill and it...
It’s Friday, October 2, 2015. There was another school shooting yesterday. Again it’s on a college campus. Seems like a lot of these tragedies play out at our schools. But, you know how it is; sometimes the media distorts reality and we’re left with an...
Blog Date: Monday, Sept. 28, 2015
WATCH: Boehner Resigns
In Matthew 24:42–44, after speaking of the end times and the signs which herald His return, Jesus told His followers, “Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. . . ....
Blog Date: Monday, Sept. 28, 2015
WATCH: The Pope’s Visit to the USA
In Matthew 24:42–44, after speaking of the end times and the signs which herald His return, Jesus told His followers, “Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is...
I’m a Christian, not a Conservative.
Let me explain.
As it stands today, the label “Conservative” is primarily an ideological descriptor for a political position that stands in contrast to “Liberal.” Such Conservatives do what their label suggests; they seek to conserve the positions and...
Should a Christian attend a same-sex wedding?
While the answer to this comes down to a simple “yes” or “no”, arriving there is fraught with complexity. It requires we attempt to think Biblically, rather than emotionally. Which is not to say emotions won’t come in...
What follows is a brief (sort of) review of Daniel 9 as it relates to Luke 19 and the Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. This is a follow-up to Pastor Lance’s message given on Sunday, March 29, 2015.
During the War of 1813, the USS Constitution won 5 engagements with British warships. During one battle with the HMS Guerriere, when the cannonballs of a broadside bounced off the Constitution’s sides, a sailor was heard to yell, “Huzzah! her sides are made of iron!” earning the...
I don’t understand. It makes no sense. But then, His ways are often mysterious – even to us angels.
For ages my assignment was to worship the Son. I say “was” because all that’s changed now. I’ve been reassigned because the Son no longer dwells...
In the Message/Study/Sermon given at Calvary Chapel Oxnard on Sunday November 20, 2014, I mentioned the, “four main camps about how to understand it” and that I would put up a blog post briefly summarizing them. Here it is . . .
Those four main...
This is interesting, isn't it? I am attaching a message, not by Lance, but by David Platt.
No, you did not miss hearing David Platt at our church, this is a recording from last sunday at The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham Alabama.
I was visiting with my sister and her husband a couple weeks ago and we were discussing different biblical resources. They mentioned this website called IAmSecond.com. This weekend I checked it out and OH MY! I Am Second (God is First) is an amazing and powerful website for strengthening...
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