Author Archives: Clark Bunch
John the Baptist began his ministry just before Jesus began his earthly ministry. John was called to prepare the people to receive Jesus, like turning the soil before planting. Today is the first Sunday of Advent, the season of preparation … Continue reading
I recently preached a couple of sermons from Revelation. I stressed that John pointed out in the prologue, Rev. 1:3, that anyone who reads these words, hears these words and keeps this prophecy will be blessed. A common argument against … Continue reading
Our understanding of God progresses as we read through the Bible. He reveals more of his nature and character as the narrative moves forward.
Revelation chapter 1, introduction to the last book in the New Testament. After reading the letters to the seven churches last week, this is the background of John and his vision on the Island of Patmos. Avoid Revelation at all … Continue reading
Sometimes if you can’t be a good example you’ll just have to be a terrible warning. The letters to the seven churches are recorded for our benefit. Learn what they did right, what they did wrong, then choose wisely.
Solomon was a wise leader that did not always follow his own advice. All of his material possessions and entertainment options failed to bring him happiness. Think about that the next time you see headlines claiming that Christmas is not … Continue reading
The Apostle Paul uses the language of analogy to encourage Christian believers. The prize is Jesus and he wants you to win!
Context is important. We have to be careful when witnessing – or for that matter with one another – that there are sinners and there are sinners saved by grace.
This is Sunday morning’s sermon. I was getting sick and didn’t know if I would make it through this. I crashed afterwords; Monday was the worst. So I finally listened to this sermon today and it turned out better than … Continue reading