Faith and Religion
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In the previous ADVENT article, we looked at the donkey, the star, the inn, the innkeeper and the stable. Now we move to Luke 2:8-20 to learn about the shepherds, the angel, the angels and the … more
On the eve of history’s first Christmas, it was a dark time for the Jewish people. Their land was occupied by the Roman Empire. The Lord God had not spoken to them for hundreds of years. … more
The kingdom of God was established when the seventh trumpet sounded (11:15). There are two harvests (Matt. 13:24-30). The Son of Man gathers His people to Himself (Rev. 14:14-16). Unbelievers … more
“Because it is impossible to make hell attractive, the devil makes the road that leads there deceptively appealing.” Lesson #1- Fishing lures all have one major thing in common: the … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Things have been tough the past couple of weeks. I have been facing some struggles with the flu, a cough and even had pink eye. I know of several … more
Three angels pronounce coming judgment for the unrepentant and salvation for the saved. The first angel proclaims salvation in Christ is still available (14:6-7). The End is not yet; the Creator can … more
John is shown a vision of total victory for the Lamb and His overcomers, occasioned by the seven trumpets announcing the establishment of the kingdom of God. Celebrations by the church are called for … more
There are things that I wish I didn’t know, especially about people who have been one of my heroes. I remember the night that I watched the movie ’61 and had to face the real truth about … more
On Sunday evening, Dec. 4, at 6pm, Hi-Land Christian Church will host 2 very special visitors: George & Martha Washington. YES, you read that correctly, the Washingtons will be visiting our … more
Revelation 8:1-5 sets out two steps preliminary to the trumpet judgment. First, breaking the seventh seal in 8:1 officially declares the coming and complete wrath of the Lamb upon all opposition … more
Truth #1: The word “tithe” only occurs 8 times in the New Testament (Mt. 23:23; Lk. 11:42; 18:12; Heb. 7:5-9). Three times by Jesus as he condemned the Pharisees and 5 times in the … more
It seems there was always a revival in one of the churches in our community where I grew up.  Half my life was spent sitting in a church pew listening to some Baptist preacher rant and rave … more
When my aged Uncle Mort tells a story that is not “truth-proofed,” it merely means he heard it somewhere, and details may be accurate--or, more likely--figments of his imagination. … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, This past couple of Sundays have been a little different for me.  Bro. Allen Snapp has led the singing at Highland for many years.  But … more
What is the focus of your life? Is it seeking things to be happy or achieving important goals? And what if your life was suddenly taken from you today? Would you be ready, or so focused on this life … more
How much do you love everyone at your church? Enough to take them food when they are sick? Of course, you do. Enough to help them if they lose their job? Of course, you do. Enough to listen to them … more
Christ confronts apathetic churches as exampled by the church at Sardis. The description of Jesus once again indicates the tone of the letter. The One who holds the fullness of the Spirit and the … more
His name was Willie, a campus minister; we were having lunch, making small talk. I asked him how he met his wife and he replied, “When she taught me how to date.” I had heard a lot of … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, I really don’t know where to start. Recent days have been really difficult for me. I am in the midst of a struggle that has taken me down a … more
Thyatira represents churches that compromise morality.  The description of Christ sets the tone (2:18).  With the strength of bronze to stand against moral compromise, He exercises the … more
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