Sermon: It’s Time (Pt 1)

It’s Time (Part 1) Romans 13:11-14 April 11, 2021 Larry Walters had always dreamed of flying, but because of poor eyesight was unable to get into the US Air Force.  So he made his living with another kind of transportation service — driving a truck.  But he would still frequently think about flying. At some […]

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Remember?

Ask a disobedient child or a wayward teen, “Do you remember when I told you…?” and you are sure to get “No” for a response. Imagine a boss training a new employee:  “This is the most important thing you will do each day.  Remember to…” Listen in to a conversation between two retired men talking […]

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How does it all end?

This post is part of a series of posts on the basics of systematic theology.  Why do we need theology, and what are the essential truths to know about each doctrine?  All the posts are archived under the category “Theology 101.” The final primary category of systematic theology is eschatology — the study of the […]

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When Christ returns

When Christ returns (see Luke 21:25-38), He will come “with power and great glory” (v. 27).  He is the Son of Man — a title that emphasizes His humanity, but also is a reference to His Messianic authority — I kept looking in the night visions, And behold, with the clouds of heaven One like […]

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The Olivet Discourse

Matthew 24-25, commonly called “The Olivet Discourse,” relates to Israel at the end of the age; it has nothing to do with the church, which will have already been raptured out of the world when these events happen.  What follows is a brief outline of the events of Matthew 24: The first half of the […]

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Why study prophecy?

Over the 20 years of my pastorate, I’ve been asked numerous times to teach or preach on the book of Revelation or the topic of eschatology.  Most often, it has seemed, the interest was because world events indicated that, “the return of Christ must be soon!” and there was a corresponding curiosity to determine if […]

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