Leaving Laodicea
280 - The Default Setting in Our Christian Life

280 - The Default Setting in Our Christian Life

January 5, 2015
Our experience may indicate otherwise, but the default setting for the Christian can be found in John 10:10 where Jesus said, "I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly."  Did you get that?  Jesus came to give us life and to give it to us abundantly.  This is the standard, the default setting in our spiritual life.

Is that what you're experiencing in your life with Christ?  If so, praise Him.  If not, why?  

Keep listening and you'll discover how to reset and restore your spiritual life back to the default, factory setting.

The following is a study on the Hindrances to Revival from Revelation 2:1-11.

113 - Last Call

113 - Last Call

February 27, 2010
Question:  With all this talk about the imminent return of Christ, how then are we to live?  Or, in other words, how are we to respond to the certainty of His coming?  Does the book of the Revelation reveal any answers to our pressing questions?

Answer:  Absolutely.  For the Believer, we are to respond with immediate (1) obedience, (2) worship and (3) the preaching of His Word.

Does it say anything about the unbeliever, the lost? 

Oh yeah.  And that's another story entirely.  Listen to find out more.

The following is a study on Revelation 22:13-21.
112 - Sunday School Faith Just Ain’t Gonna Cut It!

112 - Sunday School Faith Just Ain’t Gonna Cut It!

February 14, 2010
Over and over again in the last chapter of the Revelation we see the red ink words of Jesus saying, in effect, "I am coming soon." 

But do we really believe that?  Do we really think His return is imminent or do we push it off into the dark recesses of our minds to worry about another day?  But look around.  Can't you see the signs of the times?  Don't you see our society unraveling at its core?  And if He is coming soon, then we can expect dark, perilous times ahead. 

Are you ready?  You need to be.  'Cause Sunday School faith ain't gonna cut it when the great deception comes.

Listen and find out.

The following is a study on Revelation 22:6-12.
111 - A Metric System in Heaven?

111 - A Metric System in Heaven?

February 11, 2010
Want some proof that the words in the Revelation are to be taken literally?  Try this on for size:

"And he measured its walls (of the New Jerusalem), seventy-two yards, according to human measurement, which are also angelic measurements."  Revelation 21:17

Uh, excuse me.  Does that mean there is no metric system in heaven or could it mean that what the Bible says is exactly what the Bible means? 

Listen and find out.

The following is a study on Revelation 21:4-22:5.
109 - The New and Improved

109 - The New and Improved

January 28, 2010
Do you realize how hard it is to imagine the new heaven and the new earth the Scriptures talk about?  And even if we could get our finite minds around the idea of something new (better, improved)... I mean, how can it be better than the one we see described by John in the Revelation?

It just boggles the mind.

And more than that, once we get a glimpse of all that heaven includes, life on earth seems like, as Keith Green once said, "livin' in a garbage can."

I want to go there.  Do you?

The following is a study on Revelation 21:1-3.
108 - He (Jesus) Will Be Our Judge

108 - He (Jesus) Will Be Our Judge

January 17, 2010
I know we often see Jesus as nothing more than a guy who lived a long time ago with long hair, an earth-tone robe and maybe a bad English accent who walks around the barren Judean countryside doing Bible kinds of stuff... like feeding the hungry, healing the sick and preaching really long sermons.

We may even view Him as someone who understands our desire to sin to the point He just winks and looks the other way.  Like we would do if we had to change places.  But Jesus is not like that.  
In fact, Scripture says He will our Judge. 

Sobering, isn't it?

The following is a study on Revelation 20:11-15.
104 - The Christmas Gift that Keeps on Giving

104 - The Christmas Gift that Keeps on Giving

January 8, 2010
Think about how wonderful it would be if we lived in a society where our governmental authorities legislated morality... uh, that's Biblical morality.  Think about what a wonderful place that would be.  It would almost be as if evil had been vanquished, Satan bound, and righteousness now ruled, with a rod of iron, from on high.

Sounds great, doesn't it?

You know, there is a time like that spoken of in Scripture.  And it doesn't turn out as rosy as you might think.  Do you want to find out more?

The following is a study on Revelation 20:4-10.
101 - Pre, Post, and Open Wide as Say,

101 - Pre, Post, and Open Wide as Say,

November 9, 2009
Let's see, first you have the Premillennial View of the 1,000 year reign of Christ as described in Revelation 20.  Then there is the Postmillennial View and the Amillennial View of the same event.

Uh, say what?

Oh yes, and only one of these views believes the 1,000 years spoken of are actually a 1,000 years.  The other two views either don't believe that 1,000 means 1,000 or that years don't mean years.  Maybe years  means, "ducks" or "cars" or "ham sandwiches" or something crazy like that.

Confused?  Then let me invite you to listen.

The following is a study of Revelation 20:1-3
100 - The Battle that Never Was

100 - The Battle that Never Was

November 7, 2009
If Satan is really as powerful as we like to think he is, then why does it take only one unnamed angel to bind him and throw him into the abyss for close to a thousand years?

Think about it.  It wasn't Michael or Gabriel or a legion of angels.  No, it took just one.  Just one unnamed angel. 

Why?  Because God is supreme and powerful and beyond description and Satan is a defeated foe... already.  Nuthin' but chump change in the great scheme of things.  So, why do we fear Satan?  We don't.  Not any more.

The following is a study of Revelation 19:11-21
099 - Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

099 - Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

November 4, 2009
Marriage was the single most important social event in the Biblical world— one that was eagerly anticipated by everyone in the community.
It was generally divided into three phases:  
One, the betrothal or engagement.  
Two, the presentation of the bride.  
And three, the actual ceremony where the vows were exchanged.

"So, why the history lesson?" you ask.

Because this is exactly like the marriage spoken of in the Revelation... and you and I are not just invited, we're the bride!

The following is a study of Revelation 19:1-10