Author Archives: Drew Haninger

Jesus and Prayer in John 15

Jesus says in John 15:1 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.  5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. 7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.

Jesus is talking about abiding, a close fellowship with the Father. He is talking about how we, as believers, are like branches on a vine. He is the true vine, we obtain our spiritual nourishment from Him. This describes an organic, living and real relationship between Jesus and us, or between us and the Father.  We are simply in fellowship with Him.

The first condition, there, is, “If you abide in Me… “ Without getting into the context, there, one way to abide is to stay in the Lord, to rest in the Lord, or to remain in the Lord.  I would even say it means to do the things God wants you to do, to obey the Lord.  He says, “If you abide in Me”.  Then He says, “And if My words abide in you”.  This passage in the book of John says, “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you”, you can ask whatever you will and I will do it. What words is He talking about when Jesus says, “And My words abide in you”? I believe He is specifically talking about the word He is speaking. I believe it also has to include the words of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.

The Bible in Five Words

Here is a very simple version of the Bible in just five (5) words:

  • God
  • Man
  • Jesus Christ
  • Heaven
  • Hell

Now for more details:

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
God, then, created man in His image for His purpose and glory.
Satan tempted them, and they disobeyed God. The sin and evil separated humankind from God.
But God made a promise of a redeemer and the rest of the Bible points to Christ the redeemer.

God loves the world and sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, as God and man to the world.
Jesus is the world’s long-awaited Savior that God had promised since man fell into sin.
Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for sins, and He resurrected from the dead.
We can now come to God through Jesus Christ and no longer be separated from Him. Jesus is the only way to God!
Jesus gives eternal life to all those who believe in Him

Jesus will come again and bring His people into His eternal Kingdom where they will live with God forever. This final heavenly place is called the New Jerusalem.

Senior Fellowship Videos

The War of 2024 – Part 2 (1 Thessalonians 5:14-22) – Jack Hibbs

Book of Revelation – Steve Whinery 2018 messages

Why Celebrate Christmas – David Jeremiah

ChristmasThe Gift of Christmas

Why Bethlehem? | Dr. David Jeremiah – Christmas

Don Stewart // Calvary Chapel Tri-Cities Israel in Prophecy

David Jeremiah – Thanksgiving is Supernatural

The Норе of Israel, Amir Tsarfati – Sunday, August 6, 2023

Amir Tsarfati: The Final Jihad

David Jeremiah – Is He From History or From Eternity? (Jesus #1)

David Jeremiah – What’s Up With Heaven Sunday – July 9, 2023

Chuck Missler – the book of Romans

The Creation by Chuck Missler

https://www.youtube.com/embed/YaxGNQE5ZLA Star Spangled Banner

All Prayer by David Jeremiah

The Jewish People #2 – Billy Crone

The Final Countdown#12  The Rise of Falsehood – Billy Crone https://galmedia1.com/sermons/fc2012/fc2012-12F.mp4

The Final Countdown#24  The Apostasy of the Church – Billy Crone https://galmedia1.com/sermons/fc2012/fc2012-24F.mp4

#8 Revelation 2 “Compromise In The Church”  02.17.19 (view 1/17/23)

#7 Revelation 2 “Mixed Marriage”  01.27.19 (view 1/10/23)

#6 – Revelation 2 “To The Church Of Smyrna”  01.06.19 (view 1/3/23)

Why The Nativity? https://www.davidjeremiah.org/whythenativity (view 12/22)

#5 – Revelation 2 “To The Church Of Ephesus”  12.30.18 (view 11/29/22)

Book of Revelation – Steve Whinery 2018 messages

Amir Tsarfati, Behold Israel:  Jesus in the Old Testament www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1hutrL17Tk    (watch the one in the iPhone app to avoid ads)

Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table – Louie Giglio  — Psalm 23

Intro to the Book of Revelation – Steve Whinery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgTKs-L0I9k

History Is God’s Story Book

History is God’s story, so no human, world or cosmic event is a surprise to God. Timing and events are in His hands. Ultimately God will be in full control, but for a short time evil ( the Devil) has a little freedom. Ultimately God will be fully expressed through every human being, some happily in heaven, some in unhappiness in hell.

God is outside of time so He knows the beginning and the end. He is uniquely qualified to write a book like the Bible that predicts the future.

Overview of Bible Prophecy

  1. prophecy about the Lord’s first coming (happened 2000 years ago)
  2. prophecy about the Lord’s second coming (future) 
  3. some Bible prophecy is about BOTH (Isaiah 9:6, and Daniel)
  4. it seems there are more verses in the Bible about His second return, than the first.
  5. prophecy about Israel

In the Lord’s first coming, He came as a man like us and as a lamb to be crucified on a cross for our sins, then rose from the dead and ascended to heaven.

In the Lord’s second coming He will come as a warrior to conquer an evil earth that does not represent God’s character. He will rule the earth from Jerusalem.

When God speaks, He Eventually Gets His way – Jonah

God did not give-up with Jonah. He still wanted Jonah to fulfill God’s original plan, purpose or burden that God called him for.

A Large Fish - Whale at SeaWorld, San Diego

A Large Fish – Whale at SeaWorld, San Diego

 In Jonah 3 it says that God spoke again to Jonah. God speaks again.  God again asked Jonah to go to Nineveh, the city He had originally commissioned him to go to. Eventually Jonah obeys, goes to that city and preaches, and as a result those people turned away from their unrighteousness and to God. See more at:  Jonah in the Bible

A Large Fish - Whale at SeaWorld, San Diego

A Large Fish – Whale at SeaWorld, San Diego

Originally published by Drew  December 31, 2012.

All Things Bright and Beautiful – 4k video – Church Hymn

Beautiful traditional hymn called: All Things Bright and Beautiful.  

This song was first published in 1848. Music arrangement and vocals by Julie Gaulke, see her web site at: JulieGaulkeMusic.com, the sheet music is available at: pianomomsheetmusic.weebly.com/all-things-bright-and-beautiful.html The scenery is by Drew Haninger and is from Kauai, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington state.

The Lyrics are:

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.

Each little flow’r that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colors,
He made their tiny wings.

The purple-headed mountains,
The river running by,
The sunset and the morning
That brightens up the sky.

The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,
He made them every one.

He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.

The original video is in 4k video.

All Things Bright and Beautiful

All Things Bright and Beautiful

Mar 15, 2016

Pray Pray Let God Worry

Martin Luther (16th century monk) said “Pray, and let God worry“. Which means don’t worry, give the concern to God. He can handle it. Paul in Philippians 4:6 said: “Don’t worry; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” Martin was writing to his wife during a time of trouble and confusion. That was the Martin Luther who did much to bring people back to the Bible and back to Jesus Christ.

A new Christian song encouraging us to pray and let God worry about our life. The phrase was inspired by Martin Luther who in the 1600’s wrote to his wife in a letter “…Pray, let God worry…”

Enjoy a short devotional music song video on “Pray Pray Let God Worry”

Martin Luther (16th century monk) said “Pray, and let God worry“. Which means don’t worry, give the concern to God. He can handle it.   Paul in Philippians 4:6 said: “Don’t worry; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” 

Pray Pray Let God Worry

Pray Pray Let God Worry

Enjoy a short devotional video on “Pray, Let God Worry”

Little Spokane River Area

Little Spokane River Area

Anxiety never seems to go away.  Anxiety and worry seem to be part of life.

Here is a video in which I shared on this subject.

So we need to pray and turn towards the Lord by praying, reading the Bible, singing or listening to inspiring Bible music.

Little Spokane River Area

Little Spokane River Area

Sometimes we need to back off and focus on God. In the world there are problems but have faith in Jesus.

Pray and Let God Worry

Pray and Let God Worry

Don’t lose sight of Jesus.

Little Spokane River Area

Little Spokane River Area

In the gospels, Peter needed to keep his eyes on Jesus not the raging stormy waters.
Peter sank when he looked at the water.  He needed to get his vision and perspective back on Jesus.

In Matthew 6:33  Jesus said: “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”

Pray, and let God worry – Martin Luther

Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Hebrew 13: 5-6  be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

Psalm 103:1-5, A Psalm of David

Psalm 103:1-5, A Psalm of David

Isaiah 30:15 For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel;
In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.

So Isaiah is saying you need to slow down and trust God, but some of us have a hard time doing this. Just trust in Jesus.

Pray, Let God Worry

Pray, Let God Worry

Originally published May 4, 2015, Drew Haninger

The Bible in Two Minutes

Here is a quick overview of the Bible in two minutes.

Here is the full text:

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
God, then, created man in His image for His purpose and glory.
Satan tempted them, and they disobeyed God. The sin and evil separated humankind from God.
But God made a promise of a redeemer and the rest of the Bible points to Christ the redeemer.

God called Abraham to believe Him and be the father of the nation of Israel.
The Israelites went into Egypt to survive a famine and were later enslaved there.

God chose Moses to deliver Israel from slavery and lead the nation out of Egypt.Moses received God’s law for His people.

God appointed a man after His own heart, David, to be Israel’s king.

David loved God and prepared to build God’s temple.
Israel disobeyed and rejected God, so He let other nations again capture His people.

God loves the world and sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, as God and man to the world.
Jesus is the world’s long-awaited Savior that God had promised since man fell into sin.
Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for sins, and He resurrected from the dead.
We can now come to God through Jesus Christ and no longer be separated from Him. Jesus is the only way to God!
Jesus gives eternal life to all those who believe in Him

Many people spread the Good News of Jesus Christ throughout the world, including Peter, Paul, and John. Peter testified of Jesus to the Jewish people.
Paul testified to the rest of the world and helped establish churches. Paul wrote: Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

John loved the Lord and talked much about how to receive eternal life..
Jesus will come again and bring His people into His eternal Kingdom where they will live with God forever. This final heavenly place is called the New Jerusalem.