Can we boldly pursue God, inquiring, asking, even petitioning Him?

https://vimeo.com/260805152 From standing before a burning bush in confusion and fear, asking God to send someone else, we now find Moses fighting on behalf of the Israelites and knowing God intimately enough to be certain that He will respond in love. It is out of God’s good pleasure toward Moses and Moses’ desire for the […]

The Ten Commandments!

What would culture look like if we actually honored the                                     Ten Commandments? Are they outdated? Has God done away with them? Are we under them, in such a way that if we break one there       […]

The Crucifixion!

The Crucifixion? How important is it to your life, or greater yet, your eternity? Are we really good people? Do we really have everything figured out and are we content with the world-view we have been exposed to growing up? Would everything change were we to come face to face with the reality that Someone, […]

SUICIDE? DEPRESSION? ANXIETY? PARANOIA?

SUICIDE? DEPRESSION? ANXIETY? PARANOIA? Who do you know that faces such things daily and who may need to hear the truth? This past week has been a reminder of the pain and hurt people face and carry, and while we may feel it best to post the beauty and joy in life, it was while […]

End times? When sin is done away with? New Jerusalem?

Many are afraid to read The Book Of Revelation! Many think it is to difficult to understand, and that there has been so much controversy coming out of the understandings of it, that it is best left alone. Many think it is to difficult to understand, and that there has been so much controversy coming […]

Do you “Seek First The Kingdom”?

“Seek First The Kingdom” – Luke 13:10-21 – Branches Church HB – May 28th 2017 As believers, now that we have been “hidden in Christ” do we continue to “Seek first The Kingdom”? Why would Jesus call us to do this, and if we do or don’t, will it make a difference? “In this message, Brian Sumner […]

Evangelism, a lost art?

“Missions exists because worship doesn’t” writes John Piper.               And how true this statement is. At a time when the American church, often looks more like a launching pad for Entrepreneurial Pastors, a place to set trends, or as competing arenas for filling seats, is it possible we have missed what we find at the […]

The “Transfiguration”. Luke 9:27-37.

Having just performed many miracles, and then asking the disciples who they say Jesus is, we see that they are shaken to the core, as Jesus begins to reveal His journey towards The Cross. So many supposed Messiahs have come and gone, with many of them dying, even being crucified. So what makes Jesus any different? […]

Is God Jealous?

“Is God Jealous?”  Richard Dawkins and Oprah have both settled on their understanding of The God of the Bible, and His being “jealous”. Are they, like many, basing their findings on opinion, or what God Himself choses to reveal to us about His Jealous character?    Some years ago I partnered with a friends ministry […]

Based on Luke 8:40-56, we look at how “Jesus Restores”.

The Woman with the issue of blood, and Jairus’s daughter? What do we see in these stories that reveals the restoration Jesus brings? As we close out Luke chapter 8, Jesus raises a dead girl and heals a woman who was sick. Defying societal expectations, Jesus does a healing for two people on opposite sides […]

The Gospel? What is The Great Commission? “Love and Truth in Action”.

Scripture: Matthew 28:20 August 2016 – CreationFest – Cornwall, England Continuing along with the theme for the festival “Love and Truth in Action”, we look at how Jesus came boldly, to reach that which was lost, and likewise how we are called to continue living out The Great Co-Mission.

Marriage Series launch in Arizona!

Saturday and Sunday my wife and I were able to share at our good friends church. We helped launched a marriage series, a six week one they had based on our recent book. As the night was over and even the next day people were talking about canceling the divorce papers they had filed, about […]

Angry God? Does He wipe people out? Why was the earth flooded?

Does God seem angry to you? Why does there seem to be so much more anger, hurt, death in The Old Testament? Is that the case? What about the death of men, women, even children?       What about the flood? What about what people refer to today as Genocide? Even Richard Dawkins himself preaches […]