“How Long, Lord?” This is one of the prayers recorded in Revelation 6. Prayer is a back and forth dialogue with God, and in that exchange, faith is produced. And not just ordinary faith, but what I call Maranatha faith. Maranatha or "Come, Lord Jesus." A faith that longs to see Jesus. Revelation 5 is […]
Revelation 5 – Navigating Through the Messy Middle
I love the book of Revelation. I think it fits my poetic sensibilities. You may look at me and I know you must be thinking, Ray, he looks like a guy who drinks root beer all day and watches sports. I don’t like root beer, but I do love sports. But that is only one […]
Icebreaker – favorite movie, survey church background Introduce myself. Graduation, family, college ministry, missions. I am so thankful that each of you can come and attend our historic first Bible study here at USC Health Campus and I am excited to see what God has in store for us here as we experience Him together. […]
Sermon on 1 Corinthians – "The Simple Truth"
INTRODUCTION ** “And Now My Lifesong Sings” (Casting Crowns, 2005) ** Did you like that song? The title is “And Now My Lifesong Sings” by Casting Crowns. Let me read a few lines. What tune is your life playing these days? There’s a progression in this song that I like. It says my life before […]