2Ti 4:14-15 Alexander the coppersmith did me great harm; the Lord will repay him according to his deeds. (15) Beware of him yourself, for he strongly opposed our message. Alexander didn't own a car or truck, but if he did...Continue ReadingCars – Do You Watch for His?
Now the chief priests and the whole Council were seeking false testimony against Jesus that they might put him to death, but they found none, though many false witnesses came forward. At last two came forward…(Matthew 26:59-60) It is not...Continue ReadingThey Just Never Stop With the Accusations
Mat 21:19 And seeing a fig tree by the wayside, he went to it and found nothing on it but only leaves. And he said to it, “May no fruit ever come from you again!” And the fig tree withered...Continue ReadingThere is no Hope for a Wolf in Wool
Rev 12:10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown...Continue ReadingAn Appearance of Godliness (Part 22) – It’s Always Your Fault – Really?
2 Timothy 3:1-5 ESV But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. (2) For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, (3) heartless,...Continue ReadingAn Appearance of Godliness: Case Studies in Evil (Part 16)
2 Timothy 3:5 ESV having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. In these now 38 years of pastoral ministry I have met a long list of the kind of people the Apostle Paul is warning...Continue ReadingAn Appearance of Godliness: Case Studies in Evil (Part 9)
But if anyone hates his neighbor and lies in wait for him and attacks him and strikes him fatally so that he dies, and he flees into one of these cities, then the elders of his city shall send and...Continue ReadingDo Not Pity the Wicked – Pity is Their Ploy
Every Good Friday our church here in Tillamook holds a special service in remembrance of Christ’s death on the cross. We have followed exactly the same format for many years now, ending with everyone departing the sanctuary in silence as...Continue ReadingGood Friday: A Remembrance of Our Lord’s Passion on Calvary
1Ki 18:17-18 When Ahab saw Elijah, Ahab said to him, “Is it you, you troubler of Israel?” (18) And he answered, “I have not troubled Israel, but you have, and your father's house, because you have abandoned the commandments of...Continue ReadingHow I Learned About Abuse Victims being Blamed Instead of the Abuser
I have often, as you have guessed if you have read many articles on this blog, thought that abuse is demonic to one extent or another, varying most likely from case to case. Thinking about this brought to mind the...Continue ReadingSigns of the Dark Kingdom