Today I’d love to share a short, special prayer with you so that you can include it in your daily arsenal. -When you’re on your knees, or not. -When you’re driving, or walking. -When you’re calm, or fed up. -When you’re composed, or frazzled. It’s biblical, easy to memorize, and powerful. “Marana Tha.” It’s Aramaic … Continue reading Marana Tha
Talking about the return of Jesus, the apostle Peter wrote, “You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming” (2 Peter 3:11-12). But what does it mean to be holy? Something that is holy is set apart; it is made for a special, … Continue reading Don’t shortchange your life
Jesus’ words in Matthew 24 are often cited when looking for ‘signs’ that the world as we know it is coming to an end. Fair enough. Among other things he talks about false Messiahs (v. 5), “wars and rumours of wars” (v. 6), “famines and earthquakes” (v. 7), and persecution (v. 9). But more specifically, … Continue reading Grafted to the hub of his heart
Someone wrote to a denominational magazine and asked, “Why are there so few sermons in our churches on the Second Coming? Is this part of our belief or not?” The wise “answer person” replied this way: “Not all Christians think alike on matters of theology, but it would be hard for someone to feel at … Continue reading Since God hasn’t given up on the world
I once saw a bumper sticker that said: “Jesus is coming back – look busy!” It made me Lol. And although busyness doesn’t really matter, faithfulness certainly does! When people talk about the return of Christ to judge the world, end all evil, and usher in the glorious new heavens and the new earth, the … Continue reading Jesus is coming back — look busy!