“Earthquakes, Volcanoes & Terror: What’s Next?” December 17

 

Earthquakes, Volcanoes & Terror: What's Next? - In our New Testament reading, yesterday's opening of the first six seals in Revelation prophecy a time of famine, death, earthquakes, volcanoes, murder, chaos and disaster. It will be followed by a time of eerie calm and devastating fear as the God of heaven is seen on His throne and the world reels in terror over "what's next?" But first, an angel prepares a great evangelistic force. #tribulation #judgment #sealjudgments #sowing&reaping #whatgoesaroundDo you ever take silent pleasure when someone who has criticized or mistreated you falls or suffers a setback? Is that how we should react? Is there a problem with rejoicing when “what goes around comes around”? Today’s reading in Obadiah looks at those questions.

In our New Testament reading, yesterday’s opening of the first six seals in Revelation prophecy a time of famine, death, earthquakes, volcanoes, murder, chaos and disaster. It will be followed by a time of eerie calm and devastating fear as the God of heaven is seen on His throne and the world reels in terror over “what’s next?” But first, an angel prepares a great evangelistic force. Continue reading

“The Tribulation: Opening the 7 Seals” December 16

 

The Tribulation: Opening the 7 Seals - God is a God of mercy and grace, but He is also the Righteous Judge and will one day, possibly soon, begin opening the seven seals of Revelation 6 and unleashing final judgment on all who refuse to repent and turn to Him for forgiveness. #tribulation #seals #judgment #soulsurvivalThe Tribulation: God is a God of mercy and grace, but He is also the Righteous Judge and will one day, possibly soon, begin opening the seven seals of Revelation 6 and unleashing final judgment on all who refuse to repent and turn to Him for forgiveness. What will that look like?

Also read about praying when you’re discouraged and God’s wisdom.  Continue reading

“The Unpopular Truth” December 15

 

The Unpopular Truth - The Bible is the unpopular truth to many today. And those who speak the truth are being told, "You can't say that here ... 'there's separation of church and state.' " Or, "You're trying to impose your religion on us." Others demand that we, "give hardy approval" to the sinful things they do. How does God expect us to respond to those pressures?The Bible is the unpopular truth to many today. And those who speak the truth are being told, “You can’t say that here … ‘there’s separation of church and state.’ ” Or, “You’re trying to impose your religion on us.” Others demand that we, “give hardy approval” to the sinful things they do. How does God expect us to respond to those pressures?

Also read about praying in difficult times, a word to Christian singles, and Jesus the soon coming King.  Continue reading

“When You’re Treated Unfairly” December 14

 

When You're Treated Unfairly - Have you ever been misjudged, falsely accused, or passed over by someone in leadership? Have you ever been hurt or mistreated? #accused #mistreated #justice #God #soulsurvivalHave you ever been misjudged, falsely accused, or passed over by someone in leadership? Have you ever been hurt or mistreated? What do you think about at those times? How can you learn to trust God in a greater way?

Also, find out why God would call a group of women “cows of Bashan” and how we can be sure we don’t act like them.  Continue reading

Why Read through the Bible in 2018?

 

Why Read through the Bible in 2018? #Bible #NewYear #2018 #resolutions

 

Why Read through the Bible in 2018?

 

Wars. Wildfires. Earthquakes. Terrorism. Dirty, partisan politics. Sexual harassment.  Fighting. Murder. Suicide. Sexual immorality. Anger. Road rage. Persecution. The loss of religious freedoms.

The world around us is in upheaval. Nothing seems safe. Everything is changing right before our eyes.

But there is one thing that never changes … God and His Word. So, why read through the Bible in 2018 …

It’s a firm foundation when all around us is sinking sand.

It’s our comfort in chaos.

It’s our standard for living.

It’s wisdom now and for the ages.  Continue reading

“Are You a Lukewarm Christian?” December 13

 

Are you a lukewarm Christian? - Where are you on God’s thermometer of faith? Is God's warning to the lukewarm Christian for you? What does it say to the church in America as a whole?

Where are you on God’s thermometer of faith? Is God’s warning to the lukewarm Christian for you? What does it say to the church in America as a whole?

Also, read about the tongue and the importance of allowing the Holy Spirit to help you control it and how the fear of man (trying to please people) is a trap!  Continue reading

“God’s Grace in the Tribulation” December 11

 

God's Grace in the Tribulation - Even though God’s grace, as well as, God’s judgment will be demonstrated everywhere during the Tribulation, many will still reject the truth.Even though God’s grace, as well as, God’s judgment will be demonstrated everywhere during the Tribulation, many will still reject the truth.

Also, read about the hurtful power of words and how the truths of God are stumbling blocks to those who refuse to believe.  Continue reading

“Are You Contending for the Truth?” December 10

 

Are You Contending for the Truth? #Bible #thetruth #WordofGod #selfexamination It didn't take long. Less than 70 years into church history and there were those who wanted to water down the Word of God and the call to personal holiness. And others who wanted to add things to the requirements for salvation and Christian living. In 25 verses Jude's epistle called believers to contend for the truth. It still does today.It didn’t take long. Less than 70 years into church history and there were those who wanted to water down the Word of God and the call to personal holiness. And others who wanted to add things to the requirements for salvation and Christian living.

In 25 verses Jude’s epistle called believers to contend for the truth. It still does today.

Sadly, many still prefer to teach only the easy to swallow parts … those things that don’t make anyone uncomfortable or the Christian life seem too hard? And others claim that something else is necessary.

How about you? Are you contending for the truth?  Continue reading

“Divine Suggestions?” December 9

 

Divine Suggestions? #WordofGod #Bible #commands #principles #sanctityoflife #unbornbabyHow do you view the Word of God? As the commands and revelation of the Creator of heaven and earth or is it merely “interesting” to you … one more opinion in a list of options for making decisions and solving life’s problems? Is it full of commands and principles to live by or merely divine suggestions? Is it a standard or the standard by which you weigh everything?

Before you answer … you might ask yourself if, when talking about some Biblical command or principle, you’ve ever said:

  • I tried that, it just didn’t work.
  • Well, I just believe …
  • I know what the Bible says, but …
  • This is almost 2018.
  • We live in a different world.

As my husband says, “Amen” or “Oh! Me!”  Continue reading