Tag Archives: second coming

Straighten Up and Raise Our Heads

However one might think it plays out, I’m thinking that most believers see hard times as being a sign of the end times. That’s why more than one person has asked me over the past several months, “Do you think … Continue reading

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A Catalyst for Patience

Longanimity. I’ve never come across the word before, until this morning. Used in one of my online lexicons to give the sense of a word found in one of my readings this morning. A 15th century English word which once … Continue reading

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Eagerly Waiting

Pull together a group of believers, ask them to brainstorm what marks a Christian, and, I’m guessing, the answers will come flying pretty easily. Born again, forgiven, adopted, disciples, filled with the Spirit. Bought, blessed, and being made like Jesus. … Continue reading

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The Bottom Line Thing

The time is near. That’s what grabs me this morning. That’s what sticks. Although John wrote it down, it is “the revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His servants” (Rev. 1:1). And what He had … Continue reading

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Next Time

Started in on my reading plan for 2018–always like to be a few days ahead . . . creates a bit of buffer and reduces the risk of getting behind. Feels good to crack open a new Bible, ready myself … Continue reading

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The Predictions and The Commandments

It’s a myth. Not true. Not the way things really work. Don’t listen to popular, prevailing wisdom that says there’s a danger that we can become so heavenly minded that we’re no earthly good. That somehow the things of heaven … Continue reading

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Not Really the Last Supper

The scene has been immortalized. That classic rendering of Jesus and His disciples reclining at the table partaking of that final Passover before He would be taken and crucified. Every time we as believers remember Jesus in the Lord’s Supper, … Continue reading

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Receiving A Kingdom

As they neared Jerusalem, His disciples thought the kingdom of God was “to appear immediately.” And so, Jesus told them a story about a noblemen who went away to receive a kingdom (Luke 19:11-12). It was so far from what … Continue reading

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His Appearing

He had fought the good fight . . . he had finished the race . . . he had kept the faith. His earthly life was soon to be over, but even this he viewed as but “being poured out … Continue reading

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Stay Awake

Some passages you just need to hover over for awhile to try and get what it’s saying. Others I need to do some quick study work with my online Bible tools. Others still, I pull out my William MacDonald commentary … Continue reading

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