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May 2, 2017

Everything’s Looking Up! Part 2

“And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.”  Luke 24:51 (KJV)   We spend a lot of time talking about the incarnation of Christ, the crucifixion and the resurrection but often neglect the ascension, a key element in the ministry and work of Christ. […]

April 18, 2017

The Reality of the Resurrection

“If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.” 1 Corinthians 15:19 (NKJ)  Christ has risen! (Matt. 28:6)  What now?  The Disciples and the New Testament Church would now face persecution and even death for their belief in Jesus Christ.  If they were to continue the […]

April 11, 2017

Living in the Power of the Resurrection

“For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection.” Romans 6:5 (NKJ)   Good Friday is a few days away.  Christ died for the ungodly (Rom. 5:6).  Resurrection Sunday is on the horizon.  Christ is risen! (Matt. 28:6)  And now, as […]

April 19, 2016

Can I Get A Witness? The Reality of the Resurrection

“If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.” 1 Corinthians 15:19 (NKJ) Christ has risen! (Matt. 28:6) What now? I’m sure Christ’s disciples had the same question. They had received the resurrection proclamation from the women who visited the empty tomb early Easter morning (Matt. […]

April 12, 2016

Can I Get A Witness? The Power to Witness

And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”  John 20:22 (NKJ) I remember as a child being cramped in the back seat of my parent’s car with my siblings and cousins. We would spend a large percentage of the journey pushing and elbowing each other […]

April 6, 2016

Can I Get A Witness? Our Resurrection Witness

“And you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8 (NRS) “Somebody, somewhere…can I get a witness? Let me hear you…can I get a witness?  I want a witness!  Just a little bit louder…can I get a witness?”  These pleas aren’t coming from […]

May 18, 2015

Everything’s Looking Up, Part 2

“And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.” Luke 24:51 (KJV) We spend a lot of time talking about the incarnation of Christ, the crucifixion and the resurrection but often neglect the ascension, a key element in the ministry and work of Christ. If […]

May 13, 2015

Everything’s Looking Up, Part 1

“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8 (KJV) I have now added the Book of Acts to my list of favorite Bible books. Why? Because […]

April 29, 2015

The Believer’s Meaning and Reality

Every Sunday our church recites in unison our affirmation of faith—a series of declarations as to who God is and the mission of our church as part of His kingdom. Many congregations share in this tradition by reading The Apostle’s or Nicene Creed. The intent of this practice is to express collective agreement and commitment […]