Jacob’s Altar

Any student of scripture hearing the cadence of the names, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, will immediately recognize these three generations as succeeding carriers of the promises of God.  Promises that included a people, blessing & protection, and that the Messiah...

How Close Are We To The End?

Most of us have seen the blast-off of a rocket on TV.  We’ve heard the famous T-Minus countdown sequence – 6.5.4.3, “ignition sequence has started”, 2.1… “we have lift-off”.  The engines burst with fire, the roar is deafening, and the power can be felt miles away as...

Under the Fig Tree

In the first century, Jewish Rabbis would instruct their students to find a place of seclusion under an olive vine or fig tree to study and pray.  The first chapter of the Gospel of John tells us the story of a young man named Nathanael who was under a fig tree when...

The Magnitude of God

God is big! When I say big, I don’t mean by dimension or size, I mean the magnitude of His reach and presence. The word magnitude is a word that’s used to describe the brightness of a star, or the power of an earthquake. The word tries to define the measure of His...