Magi (or Wise Men) came from the East seeking out a new king born to the nation of Israel. Herod was a puppet king of Rome and certainly not a rightful ruler over God’s people. He and all in Jerusalem were disturbed that these foreigners came seeking a newborn king. These Magi had been following…

Some statements of Jesus got Him in trouble, while others brought Him the threat of death. Take this one for instance. Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.” In this statement, He not only made Himself older and better than Abraham but made Himself equal to God. He…

The Law was very clear on how a woman caught in adultery was to be treated. The law said she should be put to death by stoning. The Roman occupiers had forbidden the Jews to exercise capital punishment even though their law had permitted it. Would Jesus side with the Romans and disobey Moses or…

Jesus makes an astounding claim. What is that you ask? He claims that He is the one thing every person is looking for. He alone can meet the criteria that every person has set to fill that big gap that exists in the heart. You see, most people are seeking and attempting to fill that…

Have a look around outside and tell me what you see. Most people will say something like, “Creation” or “Nature” or perhaps “the great outdoors!” Now let me ask you a question, “Where did it come from or from where did it originate?” I suppose there are only two possible answers. It either mysteriously evolved…

I think mankind suffers from short term memory loss. No seriously, stay with me for just a moment. There were two major world wars before the last century was even half done and they were supposed to be the “wars that ended all wars!” Yet, war on this planet did not end, but in fact…

If I remember correctly the title today is also the title of my first message I preached in a prison in Dominica in 1976. My notes blew out the window, but every inmate got saved despite my inexperience, and sudden extemporaneous preaching. It was about Jesus teaching a large crowd outside near the Sea of…

Jesus was not a show-off or a braggart. He didn’t go around telling everyone who He was. What He did do was let others, and also His works to speak or testify on His behalf. In the fifth chapter of John’s gospel there are four witnesses who testify as to who Jesus is. John the…

Jesus got Himself in trouble with the religious crowd because He healed a paralyzed man on the Sabbath. Actually, it says in John’s gospel that they sought (looked for an opportunity) to kill Jesus. In their minds, Jesus had broken the law concerning the Sabbath. He knew their blindness, stubbornness, and hardness of heart so…