The Battle of Gog and Magog

  Russia has become an actor in American presidential election. As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton pushed the Russia “re-set” button with disastrous results. Donald Trump has spoken of Vladimir Putin in oddly positive terms. Russian hackers are trying to skew the results of American politics. Putin clearly wants to reconstitute as much of the […]

Falling Down & Getting Up

A Study of the Transfiguration of Christ Matthew 17 Introduction: One night while driving home from St. Louis, I pulled off at a gas station. I was tired, and I when I resumed my trip I mistakenly starting going back the way I had come. I didn’t realize it until I saw a sign for […]

Why Do We Pray?

Why Should I Pray? A Simple Sermon from Psalm 86 Introduction (Verses 1-2): Why pray? Psalm 86 is packed with answers to that question. The Psalmist begins with his primary thesis in verses 1-2: Hear me, Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy…. You are my God. It’s as simple as that. But the author […]

James 5:14: Should We Anoint the Sick With Oil?

  Should Christians Be Anointed with Oil for Healing? James 5:14: Eight Things to Consider Many people have asked me if they should be anointed with oil when sick, as we’re told in James 5:14: “Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with […]