Can We Negotiate a Ceasefire with Satan? — Revelation 2:12-17

(Thanks for sharing this sermon on Facebook over a 200 times!) by Reverend Anthony R. Locke Sermon Series in Revelation # 05 Revelation 2:12-17 English Standard Version 12  “And to...

In Defense of Marriage — Focus on the Family

Dear Friend, I have some bad news to report. Just yesterday, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston declared that part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act...

Suffering, the Smyrna Church and their AD 155 Pamphlet on the Martyrdom of Polycarp

by Reverend Anthony R. Locke Sermon Series in Revelation # 04 Revelation 2:8-11 English Standard Version 8    “And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: ‘The words of...

Every Mother Can Be a co-Redemptrix

by Reverend Anthony R. Locke Mother’s Day 2012 1 Timothy 2:15 English Standard Version 15  Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness,...

"Oh, How I Loved Jesus" — Are We Much Different Than the Church of Ephesus?

(Thanks for sharing this sermon on Facebook over a 650 times!) by Reverend Anthony R. Locke Sermon Series in Revelation # 03 Revelation 2:1-7 English Standard Version 1    “To the...

"Oh, How I Loved Jesus" — Are We Much Different Than the Church of Ephesus?

(Thanks for sharing this sermon on Facebook over a 650 times!) by Reverend Anthony R. Locke Sermon Series in Revelation # 03 Revelation 2:1-7 English Standard Version 1    “To the...

Why Does the Apostle's Creed Think Pontius Pilate is Central to our Faith? — Luke 1:1-4

(Thanks for sharing this sermon on Facebook over a 950 times!) by Reverend Anthony R. Locke Apostle’s Creed Series # 10 Luke 1:1-4 English Standard Version 1 Inasmuch as many...

If Jesus Worked Miracles by His Divine Power, then He Cheated and I Can't Follow His Example

(Thanks for sharing this sermon on Facebook over a 750 times!) by Reverend Anthony R. Locke Apostle’s Creed Series # 07 John 3:34 English Standard Version 34 For he whom...

10 Warning Signs of an Inwardly Obsessed Church

by Thom S. Rainer Any healthy church must have some level of inward focus. Those in the church should be discipled. Hurting members need genuine concern and ministry. Healthy fellowship...

Do the Catacomb Paintings of Jesus Help Us Imagine His Likeness at His Second Coming?

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Callistus Fresco of Jesus from the First Century found in the Roman Catacombs

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The Book of Revelation Ends the Same for Everyone — God says, "Checkmate!"

(Thanks for sharing this sermon on Facebook over a 200 times!) by Reverend Anthony R. Locke Sermon Series in Revelation # 01 Revelation 1:1-8 English Standard Version 1     The revelation...

The Book of Revelation Ends the Same for Everyone — God says, "Checkmate!"

(Thanks for sharing this sermon on Facebook over a 200 times!) by Reverend Anthony R. Locke Sermon Series in Revelation # 01 Revelation 1:1-8 English Standard Version 1     The revelation...

Briefly Noted: Is Facebook Making Us Lonely, Distracted, and Narcissistic?

by Bruce Ashford In his recent article in The Atlantic, “Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?,” Stephen Marche suggests that Facebook, Twitter, and other social media might actually be making us more...

More Scripture-Twisting on the Campaign Trail?

by Michael Horton  Raise your hand if you’re offended by politicians and church leaders using the Bible like a wax nose. On the left bank, there is the well-worn battery of...

The Glory of Plodding

by Kevin DeYoung It’s sexy among young people — my generation — to talk about ditching institutional religion and starting a revolution of real Christ-followers living in real community without...

Jesus told Mary, "I am Not Yet Ascended" — Didn't He Already Go to Heaven?

(Thanks for sharing this sermon on Facebook over a 1,150 times!) by Reverend Anthony R. Locke John 17:1-5 English Standard Version 1   When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted...

Jesus told Mary, "I am Not Yet Ascended" — Didn't He Already Go to Heaven?

(Thanks for sharing this sermon on Facebook over a 1,150 times!) by Reverend Anthony R. Locke John 17:1-5 English Standard Version 1   When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted...

Can We Ask Our Children to Pay Our Debt and Still Call Ourselves The Greatest Generation?

by Reverend Anthony R. Locke Nehemiah 5:1-13 English Standard Version 1 Now there arose a great outcry of the people and of their wives against their Jewish brothers. 2 For...

Did God Pollute the Environment by Creating Oil?

by Reverend Anthony R. Locke Genesis 1:24-31 English Standard Version 24    And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds—livestock and creeping things and beasts...

Cal Thomas: Politics Reveal GOD GAP and Clergy isn't helping close it

by Cal Thomas There have been many “gaps” in modern politics. There is the gender gap, the generation gap and now the God gap, which is the gulf between people...

Removing the Shroud of Unbelief

by Reverend Anthony R. Locke Matthew 27:57-60 English Standard Version 57   When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also was a disciple of...

Did Jesus Really Descend into Hell? — John 20:24-31

(Thanks for sharing this sermon on Facebook over a 1,400 times!) by Reverend Anthony R. Locke John 20:24-31 English Standard Version 24 Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the...

People are Migrating to Larger Congregations from Smaller Churches

By Thom S. Rainer One of the most significant trends in American churches the past 25 years has been the migration of people from smaller churches to larger churches. We...

Banks foreclosing on churches in record numbers

By Tim Reid Banks are foreclosing on America's churches in record numbers as lenders increasingly lose patience with religious facilities that have defaulted on their mortgages, according to new data....