Posts with the tag “end-times”

Four Views of Revelation
May 10th, 2024
As we begin that study, it is wise to acknowledge the challenges in studying this book of the Bible. The challenge comes from the very different ways the book has been understood by the Church over th...  Read More
by Lance Ralston
Last Days Living • Part 1
July 11th, 2023
A few well-known Church leaders are mobilizing their churches by saying followers of Jesus must boycott LGBTQIA+ affirming businesses. ...How we ought to live today - that is, in what is likely to be ...  Read More
by Lance Ralston
Last Days Living • Part 2
July 11th, 2023
In Part 1 of Last Days Living we considered if we are indeed living in the “Last Days.” In Part 2 we will look at how Jesus’ Followers ought to live in the days of a world growing increasingly hostile...  Read More
by Lance Ralston
The Vacuum
October 24th, 2019
There’s a saying, “Can’t see the forest for the trees.” It means an abundance of details can obscure the larger picture they’re all a part of. Such is the case with current events. We’re inundated wit...  Read More
by Lance Ralston
The Stage is Set // Prophecy Update January 2019
January 19th, 2019
25% of Scripture is prophetic, foretelling events before they happen.Jesus rebuked the leaders of His day because they refused to see how He fulfilled prophecy.Just as there were many prophecies that ...  Read More
by Lance Ralston
WATCH: The Pope's Visit to the US
September 28th, 2015
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. . . . Therefo...  Read More
by Lance Ralston
WATCH: Boehner Resigns
September 28th, 2015
WATCH: Boehner ResignsIn 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...  Read More
by Lance Ralston
"In This Your Day" Sermon Addendum
March 28th, 2015
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 Sun...  Read More
by Lance Ralston
Four Ways to Interpret the Book of Revelation
November 30th, 2014
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 summar...  Read More
by Lance Ralston
Ezekiel 38 Update
March 6th, 2013
Many of the people of Calvary Chapel Oxnard keep a close eye on developments in the Middle East, especially Iran and that nation’s nuclear ambitions. We see it as prime trigger for the unfolding on wh...  Read More
by Lance Ralston
Transhumanism Update – Dec. 19, 2012
December 20th, 2012
Interesting article about tracking people via RFID’s.Judge to force girl to have ‘mark of the Beast?WND, the site where this article was posted, can be a bit extreme and their opinion-articles polemic...  Read More
by Lance Ralston
The Hope of Israel
November 15th, 2012
Last night while teaching through Jeremiah, a phrase in chapter 17 leapt off the page and exploded like a grenade in my mind. Verse 13 begins, “O LORD, the hope of Israel . . .”Yahweh is The Hope of I...  Read More
by Lance Ralston
O Superman, where are you now?
May 24th, 2012
“O Superman, where are you now?”That’s a line from the song Land of Confusion by Genesis. The lyrics of that song are far more poignant today than when Phil Collins first sang them in 1986.Ooh, Superm...  Read More
by Lance Ralston
To Clarify (from Sunday Feb 5)
February 9th, 2012
On Sunday, February 5th during the sermon on Isaiah 55:6, I mentioned something the US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the previous week. On Friday, February 3rd, several news sources ran articles...  Read More
by Lance Ralston
Another Piece of Furniture to Set the Stage
September 4th, 2011
The premier scholar of Oriental Studies Bernard Lewis, is widely regarded as the world’s foremost expert on Islam. Even many Muslims regard him as such and look to his writings to understand how the W...  Read More
by Lance Ralston
Caution: Angels Crossing
January 6th, 2011
Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels.Hebrews 13:2Many students of the Bible are convinced we are living in the very last of the End Times. The...  Read More
by Lance Ralston