Just over a year ago, an early morning message took my breath away. A mom, who loves Jesus, serves the Lord with her husband in ministry, and who had sat with me at ballgames as we watched our daughters cheer, messaged to let me know her daughter was tragically killed the night before. Tears filledContinue reading “Hope, when you feel like you have none…”
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How many celebrate Christmas and miss true HOPE?
How many celebrate the birth of Christ, but still, hold tight to their sin instead of true hope? Of friend, as I look at this world, at the frailty of life highlighted by this pandemic, as I read prophecy, and as I remember the words of our Savior, “ I am coming quickly ”(Rev 22:20),—IContinue reading “How many celebrate Christmas and miss true HOPE?”
HE IS RISEN!
The ground shook with supernatural tremor. I wonder did the distraught, discouraged disciples suspect something when they felt it? The angels appeared. The mighty Roman soldiers fell like dead men. The stone was rolled away. The grave was empty.Death had been defeated.The Way was Made!Victory was complete. JESUS IS RISEN! Can you imagine the utterContinue reading “HE IS RISEN!”
Is God shaking us?
There’s part of me that wants the vote to go the way of conservatives, and values, and religious freedom. But there’s also a part of me (admittedly kind of shaking in her boots), that wants the Lord to do whatever it takes to help us love Him first. And maybe that includes shaking us toContinue reading “Is God shaking us?”
Two things will happen before the Return of Christ
As we read 2 Thessalonians 2, let’s remember what prompted Paul’s second letter. The Apostle Paul has been told the Thessalonian believers were afraid they were in the tribulation period and had missed the Second Coming of Christ (1 Thess 4:17, when all Christians will meet the Lord in the air). Paul writes this secondContinue reading “Two things will happen before the Return of Christ”
While we wait…
I love chapter five of First Thessalonians, so much, that I could spend the next year here! Its one of those passages that could be read every day for hope and instruction. It resets our perspective and priorities. It helps us know how to live and encourages us to remember Who has us. Will youContinue reading “While we wait…”
Paul, knew that young, persecuted church at Thessalonica longed for the Messiah’s return; but he also knew them well enough to know they were concerned about those believers who had already died. He picks up his pen and continues to write, “But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who areContinue reading “Look up!”
The End. When?
The book of Daniel ends with the description of a great battle (The Battle of Armageddon), graves being emptied, dead men walking, and the great angel, Michael, defending Israel. God’s people are delivered-“every one who is found written in the book” (Dan 12:1) …. but for others, there is shame and everlasting contempt. Daniel says,Continue reading “The End. When?”
Prophetic Marker of the End Times that many are looking for…
If you are intrigued by history, arranged marriages, love triangles, murderous plots, power grabs and the rise and fall of kingdoms at the hands of manipulative queens, Daniel 11 should be intriguing to you as well. (For incredible details on the fall of the Greek Empire and its’ corresponding predictions by Daniel, visit the EnduringContinue reading “Prophetic Marker of the End Times that many are looking for…”
Remember your HOPE
There seems to be a heaviness, all around us, so thick you can almost touch it. I continue to learn of friend after friend who are facing battles, dealing with loss, financial strain, wayward children, marriage difficulties…you name it. And then, there is CoVid, mask debates, violent riots, political division, church closures, school closures, wildfires,Continue reading “Remember your HOPE”
Before CoVid, our church would invite a few members to hold a basket of bread and a cup of juice for the congregation to file by and take communion. As each person took the elements, the person holding the basket would say, “This is His body, broken for you” and the person holding the cupContinue reading “Fervent Desire”
Do you know the thing that makes for your peace?
Christ predicted the destruction of Jerusalem. He warned the Jewish people, but so many did not believe Him. He told them, when they saw the armies surrounding the city they should flee to the mountains (Luke 21:20) Those who believed Him to be the Messiah believed His words and fled; but those, who did notContinue reading “Do you know the thing that makes for your peace?”
Are these the End of Days?
The disciples wanted to know when the End of Days would come. (Luke 21:7) I want to know, too. In Luke 21, Jesus gives what is commonly called the Olivet Discourse (Jesus was at the Mount of Olives when He said these things. Matthew 24 also records, in greater detail, the Olivet Discourse, and isContinue reading “Are these the End of Days?”
Which one are you?
I snapped this picture last night and couldn’t help but wonder what the sky will look like when Jesus returns. I wonder, like many of you, if that will be soon. Jesus knows we think about that. On His way to die on the Cross, Jesus understands the disciples thought the Kingdom of God wouldContinue reading “Which one are you?”
Hang on and remember this!
I’ve never seen anything quite like our world right now. It’s easy to feel discouraged, isn’t it? I don’t know if these hard days will get harder…but they could. For Christians, as we approach the End of Days, things will get harder. God’s Word tells us, “The love of many will grow cold”. Matthew 24Continue reading “Hang on and remember this!”
Is Jesus Coming Soon?
Lately, I’ve found myself wondering if Jesus is coming back soon. Have you? Here are some things we know about the Second Coming of Christ— People will be going about their normal day-to-day stuff… getting married, partying, buying and selling, building, and planting gardens. (Luke 17:26-30) Many will reject Jesus. Wickedness will also be acceptedContinue reading “Is Jesus Coming Soon?”