Hagar, Ishmael, and the God of Redemption

The story of Hagar and Ishmael is a painful story that leads to a split family. Though the story is filled with tragedy, it also gives us powerful glimpses of God’s desire to bring salvation and redemption in the midst of sin and rebellion. When we recognize God’s desire for

The Gospels Rise and Fall on Daniel

Note this in an excerpt from Son of Man: The Gospel of Daniel 7. When we carefully read the gospels and consider how Jesus taught in the gospels, it leads us to an incredible conclusion: the gospels as they are written rise and fall on Daniel 7.Daniel 7 was not the

The Priest Who Became a Messenger

This post is an excerpt from a book on John the Baptist being published in 2020. The message of Malachi summarized John’s life and message:  The priesthood had become compromised and politicized.  Priests were to be God’s messengers, but the priesthood had failed and therefore not instructed the people in

Why Singing?

The Bible repeatedly commands singing and predicts the church will be a singing people in the most difficult hour of history. This raises a profound question: why does God use singing in such a profound way? Why is singing so central in the Bible and why does God want the

Calling and Assignment

This post is an excerpt from a book on John the Baptist being published in 2020. We have a lot of confusion in the area of calling vs. assignment. We often use the word “calling” to refer to our ministry assignments or our vocation, but these are temporary tasks God has assigned to us.

Rewards for Overcoming – Jesus’ Message to the Seven Churches of Revelation

In Revelation 2-3 Jesus gives seven specific messages to seven churches. In each of these messages He identifies specific challenges the church in each generation faces, encourages us to overcome these challenges, and offers us profound rewards for overcoming these challenges. Each of these messages is timeless and intended to prepare us to overcome and receive significant rewards from Jesus.

Discipleship Begins with Beholding Video Course

The Great need of our time is a people who are beholding the beauty of God by the Spirit and are satisfied in Him. The Discipleship Begins with Beholding video course includes eight sessions to understand why “beholding” is the foundation for discipleship. The course is designed to be used with the

Isaiah 24 Video Course

When we understand God’s ultimate purpose for His people we can labor in the local church with confidence and understanding. The Bible contains specific descriptions of God’s plan to produce a mature, glorious church who loves Him deeply and partners with Him in His plan of salvation. One of the

Have You Been Blinded? Video Course

The Have You Been Blinded? video course includes eight sessions to help you understand God’s desire to release mercy before judgment in partnership with His people. The course is designed for the book Have You Been Blinded? In this course you will discover: How to confront your own assumptions about God’s leadership of

Mercy Before Judgment Video Course

The Mercy Before Judgment video course includes six sessions to help you understand God’s desire to release mercy before judgment in partnership with His people. The course is designed for the book Mercy Before Judgment. This course will help you: Grow in the knowledge of God by recognizing His desire for mercy before

Son of Man: The Gospel of Daniel 7 Video Course

Son Man: The Gospel of Daniel 7 Video Course The Son of Man: The Gospel of Daniel 7 video course includes twelve sessions to help you better grasp how Jesus presented himself and discover what the Gospel of the Kingdom is. The course is designed to be used with the book Son of Man:

It Must Be Finished Video Course

The It Must Be Finished video course includes ten sessions to help you better grasp the story of God. The course is designed for the book It Must Be Finished. This course will help you: Better grasp the story of the Bible. Understand how the story of the Bible sets the stage for

The Day of His Mercy

Note this in an excerpt from the book Mercy Before Judgment. The end of the age is the great climax of history, and the Bible gives us a tremendous amount of information about it. By some counts, there are over 150 chapters in the Bible which primarily describe the events

The Ancient Pattern

Note this in an excerpt from Mercy Before Judgment. Before we examine God’s interactions with His intercessors, we need to identify a biblical pattern we will see in these interactions. The pattern we see in Scripture is basically this: Before God released His judgments, He would come to an intercessor