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Heaven, Earth and Sea Sermon, Part 2

This is Part 2 of a sermon I recently preached and discussed with folks at church regarding how the terms “heaven, earth and sea” are often used to describe convenantal – not material – realities in the Bible’s redemption story. Here are examples where the term “heaven and earth” seems to be describing the peopleContinue Reading

Heaven, Earth, Sea in Temple Creation Sermon, Part 1

Here is a sermon (which we discussed afterwards) that I recently gave at our church. I’m splitting it up into a few parts.  Let’s start with the BIG picture of where we are in Biblical history. This is a timeline of Old Testament history in terms of Temples. Since we are reading through 1 Kings,Continue Reading

The Five S’s of Church Error

Early in my journey to a past fulfillment or preterist view of Scripture, I had the question, “How could the mainstream church have been so wrong for so long about eschatology?” I asked the question this way, because I held to the presupposition that God wouldn’t let the mainstream western church body be in errorContinue Reading

Galatians and the New Jerusalem

The other day at our church gathering, two friends and I talked about Galatians. They shared some thoughts about new perspectives on Paul, which are about a more Hebrew and contextual way of reading Paul than what has been typically done in Christianity. They asked us to try and understand Judaism on it’s own terms,Continue Reading

The Kingdom Is …Here!

Where is the Kingdom of God? The Kingdom is IN and AMONG us! Luke 11:20 But if it is by the finger of God that I cast out demons, then the Kingdom of God HAS COME upon you. Luke 17:20-21  (AMP) The Kingdom of God does NOT come with VISIBLE display, Nor will people say,Continue Reading

The Kingdom is Like… Part I

The Kingdom is like… life ‘in Christ’ But what does it mean to be or live ‘In Christ’? Is ‘in Christ’ a place? Is it a state of mind? Is it membership to something? Is it salvation? I’ve often wondered how to understand this concept. I try to picture it in my mind, but itContinue Reading

A U.S. Map or A Covenant Map?

Have you ever wondered why literal readings of Genesis don’t match up with what science says about the age and origin of the earth? Have you also wondered why doomsday prophets are always wrong about their end-of-the-world predictions? The conclusions of these overly literal readings of the Bible will never match what we see aroundContinue Reading

The 5 S’s of Church Error

The Five S’s of Church ErrorContinue Reading