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Friday, April 13, 2012

Prophecy Series

I consider it a privilege to serve a congregation that is searching for a permanent pastor, but I have to realize I may not conclude a sermon series. At the request of one church, I did continue to preach for a while after a permanent pastor was in place, but that phenomenon occurred only once. So I choose not to preach through a lengthy book of the Bible or embrace a topical series that spans more than twelve weeks. Since September 2011, I have been preaching at Faith Evangelical Free Church in Louviers, and will conclude an exposition of Galatians in a couple of weeks (Lord willing). Because I haven’t heard that the arrival of a permanent pastor is imminent, I expect to begin and conclude a series of prophetic messages as posted below. If you live close to Louviers, a small village just southwest of Highlands Ranch and northwest of Castle Rock, please feel free to visit Faith Evangelical Free Church and listen to one of these messages.

Obviously, viewpoints on future events vary widely, so I want you to know I respect your right to hold a different one from mine. However, I will try to explain clearly from Scripture why I believe what I believe, and in the process you won’t encounter wild speculations and date setting.

Here are the topics and dates:

Planet Earth’s Future and Yours

May 20 Are We Living in the Last Days?

May 27 What’s the Rapture All About?

June 3 Will Christians Experience the Future Seven-Year Holocaust?

June 10 Picking the Antichrist out of the Lineup

June 17 Israel in the Crosshairs

June 24 When God Displays His Wrath

July 1 The King Is Coming

July 8 Who Will See Earth’s Golden Age?

July 15 Conditions on Earth When Jesus Reigns

July 22 The Devil’s Final Gasp

July 29 Where Will You Spend Eternity?

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Back to the Past

Sixty years ago I obtained my chauffeur’s license so I could drive bread trucks in the summer, a job I held until I graduated from college. One truck was an electric stand-up-and-drive vehicle. It ran quietly, economically, and efficiently as long as I charged it overnight. Now that gas at the pump costs about $4 per gallon, talk about electric vehicles is common. I can only wonder why technology didn’t move forward 60 years ago so our cars today could whirr and click on electricity instead of guzzle expensive gas.

And wouldn’t our churches be better off if Christians recovered what was good about the past? First-century Christians were taught the importance of relying on the power of the Holy Spirit for effective living and witnessing (Acts 1:8; Galatians 5:16, 22, 23; Ephesians 5:18). In our quest for cultural relevance, have we abandoned the power of the Spirit that is available to convict sinners and to draw them to the Savior? Are we relying on entertainment instead of biblical preaching to accomplish what only divine power can accomplish? If so, let’s recapture what was good about the past. If we don’t, by comparison the cost of driving a thoroughly modern church may make $4 per gallon gas look like a bargain.