Shepherd, Father, and King

In my last blog entry, I wrote about Jesus being our Shepherd, Father, and King. So today, I thought I would pick up where I last left off. Jesus said “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32 NKJV). First of all, God is our Shepherd, for Jesus compares us to a flock of sheep. But He also is our Father, for Jesus mentions our “Father’s good pleasure.” The . . . read more ›

Death Died When Christ Arose!

This Sunday at Harvest in Riverside, I will be speaking on the meaning of Easter. I hope you can join us for one of our four services—5:45 A.M., 7:45 A.M., 9:45 A.M., and 11:45 A.M. They will also be webcast live at ***************************************** It was June 18, 1815—the Battle of Waterloo, the decisive moment of the Napoleonic Wars. The French, under the command of Napoleon, were fighting the allied forces of the British, Dutch, and Germans, under the command . . . read more ›

Can good come out of bad?

We sometimes wonder, “Can good ever come out of bad?” The answer is yes; and to make my point, consider the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. What was more tragic than that? However, we have to acknowledge that God allowed it. He not only allowed Satan’s rebellion, but He allowed Satan’s orchestration of Jesus’ death! What could seem more tragic and inexplicable than when Jesus Christ was crucified? The disciples were devastated by it, having no idea how it could possibly . . . read more ›

Easter is for Everyone!

Happy Easter Weekend, everyone! I trust you all had a blessed Good Friday. I wanted to let you know that we will be having four services at Harvest Christian Fellowship on Easter Sunday. We will be up at the crack of dawn for our sunrise service at 5:45 A.M., then we will have our normal service times of 7:45 A.M., 9:45 A.M., and 11:45 A.M. Our 9:45 service will also be broadcast live on KWVE (107.9 FM) in Southern California. . . . read more ›

Good Friday

A blessed Good Friday to all of you! Why do we call it “Good” when such a bad thing happened, namely the death of Jesus? For that matter, how could it be a good thing that God in human form would die such a tragic death? We could apply the same question to tragedy in our own lives. Why did this happen? Can anything good ever come out of it? We call this day Good Friday because the greatest good . . . read more ›