Winning at Home

Deuteronomy 6:4-9 tells us to commit ourselves wholeheartedly to God’s commands and to repeat them again and again to our children.  Winning at home is all about making disciples of Jesus by daily living out and passing on the faith, especially with our children.  There are five principles of faith formation, four key practices, and […]

Equipped for Spiritual Warfare (Revelation 12-13)

In a few months we will be celebrating Christmas.  It is a beautiful night.  We light our candles and Christmas trees.  We sing our carols.  Yet there is a darker side to this event.  There is a part of this story which we fail to recognize.  There is a great drama unfolding.  The cast of […]

God Empowers His Church (Revelation 11-12)

Todays reading is one of the most difficult readings to understand of all the readings we have covered in this message series.  We take some interpretive cues from the Old Testament and discover that the message here is about how God empowers his Church to be his witnesses.  We live in difficult times.  People are […]

Take the Scroll (Revelation 8-10)

The Seven Trumpets of Revelation 8-9 usher in plagues that are both natural and demonic.  There is great suffering that ensues.  But God places a seal upon his people and gives them a scroll.  In the midst of the plagues the scroll is both comforting and troubling.  The scroll is God’s calling on our lives. […]

Purity and Integrity in Times of Trial (Revelation 6-7)

The Four Horsemen of Revalation are on iconic image.  But there are four horses you don’t want to meet.  The represent the terrible suffering that is inflicted upon this world.  We see wars and rumors of wars.  There are natural disasters and diseases.  All these things hit close to home at one time or another. […]