Why the Church Matters

Hey everyone! You guys have been posting some great stuff on this blog and I want to thank you. I read all of them, and I love it when you are ministering to each other. That’s what it’s all about. This Sunday at Harvest, I will continue my series on the book of Acts, and I will be speaking on “Secrets of the Early Church.” It will be webcast live at 7:45, 9:45, and 11:45 A.M, Pacific Time. It will . . . read more ›

Back home again

Hey everyone, I’m back in California. I had a great time at the Billy Graham board meeting. Billy spoke to all of us at dinner, and it was very touching. I had some time to talk with him and I showed him a photo of my granddaughter Stella! What can I do, I am a hopeless grandfather! I told Billy that Stella was named after my grandmother, who I lived with for many years. We called her “Mama Stella!” She . . . read more ›

Reaching Today’s Culture

It’s a real challenge to reach our culture today. In my 35 years of ministry, I have never seen greater Bible illiteracy. There was a time when you could assume most people had a general idea of the Bible (i.e. if you referenced Adam and Eve, the Garden of Eden, Noah and his ark, or even Jesus Christ, they would have a sense of what or who you were referring to). Not anymore. People are largely oblivious to the Bible, . . . read more ›

The Weekend Is Here!

Hey, I don’t know about where you live, but here in Southern California it’s in the 90s! Sorry if it’s cold where you are. A couple of thoughts . . . You remember my blog entry a number of days ago, “This is serious!” I got some great feedback from you guys, so I decided to expand it a bit and post it for my weekly column at World Net Daily. World Net Daily is not what you would call . . . read more ›

Be Filled with the Spirit!

The Bible tells us to be “filled with the Spirit!” Have you ever wondered what that means? It may not be what you think. We might surmise to be “filled with the Spirit” means that we will have an emotional experience. Now, it could mean that, but you can have this encounter with God and have no emotional experience to speak of. I’m sure we would all love to have an emotional encounter with God every single day. It would . . . read more ›