God with Skin on.

It has been rightly said that the history of the world hinges on a stable door in Bethlehem. The birth of Jesus in a little stable in Bethlehem forever changed the history of the world. Jesus was God with skin on, walking among us and showing us what God is like. He was not a man who became God, which is impossible, but God who became a man.

Only a Prayer Away

We bought a nativity set this year. It’s the kind that lights up and goes on your front lawn. People walk by and stare at it with a look that says, “Who are these mysterious people, and where’s Santa?” My granddaughter Allie likes to hug it. I read the story of a man who had a nativity scene on his front lawn, and vandals stole the figure of the Baby Jesus. The man was distraught, and was quoted in the . . . read more ›

Tonight at Harvest Orange County

You want to know the easiest time to lose sight of Jesus? The answer is right now, in the Christmas season. We can be so busy running here there and everywhere, that we lose perspective. We need to MAKE TIME for what really matters. So, tonight, wherever you are, why not make some time for focusing on the real message of Christmas? I want to look at a fascinating story of when Jesus was a boy and was taken to . . . read more ›

Some Thoughts on Drinking in This Holiday Season

Is it acceptable for a Christian to drink? The Bible tells us the story of John the Baptist,who was set apart by God from the time he was in his mother’s womb. In Luke 1:15, the angel said of John, “He will be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink. He will also be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb” (NKJV). John gives us a good model for . . . read more ›

This Sunday at Harvest Riverside and Orange County

Have you ever prayed and prayed for something that you believed to be the will of God, and heard nothing from heaven? Does God hear all of our prayers, and if He does, why doesn’t He answer? In a way, God does answer all prayer, with: yes, no, and wait. It may be we just don’t like the answer we receive. This Sunday at Harvest, I want to look at those prayers that seem like they will never be answered. We are . . . read more ›