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Contributed on Dec 10, 2019
Isaiah warns Dumah of the pending judgment. He speaks in a mysterious oracle. What does it mean as we wait for Jesus to come?
12.11.19 Isaiah 21:11-12 11 An oracle concerning Dumah: Someone calls to me from Seir, “Watchman, what is left of the night? Watchman, what is left of the night?” 12 The watchman replies, “Morning is coming, but also the night. ...read more
Contributed on Dec 7, 2019
John threatened the Pharisees and Sadducees that God would cut them down. We are all cut down to size from time to time, and we need it.
12.8.19 Matthew 3:10 Already the ax is ready to strike the root of the trees. So every tree that does not produce good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. God has compared Himself to a dove, an eagle, a lion, a tower, a fortress, a counselor and a friend. Today God puts on the ...read more
Contributed on Nov 30, 2019
The ark was an impressive warning of the Flood. Jesus looks back and tells us to be ready for His Second and Final Coming.
12.1.19 Matthew 24:36-41 36 No one knows when that day and hour will be, not the angels of heaven, not even the Son, but only the Father. 37 Just as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be when the Son of Man returns. 38 In fact, in the days before the flood people were eating and drinking, ...read more
Contributed on Nov 21, 2019
In the midst of politics and impeachment we take comfort in Christ as our King.
11.20.19 Colossians 1:13-20 13 The Father rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation, 16 for in him all things ...read more
Contributed on Nov 8, 2019
God's Final Judgment brings justice.
11.10.19 2 Thessalonians 1:5-10 5 All this is evidence that God’s judgment is right, and as a result you will be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering. 6 God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you 7 and give relief to you who are troubled, and to ...read more
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Contributed on Nov 3, 2005
Jesus draws a very vivid picture in this text of heaven and hell. Both are eternal. You can’t deny it. For those who would like to think that heaven is eternal, but hell is not - it can’t be done without tearing out the very words of God. In Matthew 25:46 Jesus lays eternal heaven and hell ...read more
Contributed on Feb 18, 2005
What does God promise us? He will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. It goes back to the same theme throughout. The LORD is watching, no matter whether you’re coming or going - He’s watching. I’d compare it to walking through a mall ...read more
Contributed on Dec 23, 2004
Whenever a farmer in western Kansas buys a new truck or combine or something, they are hesitant to bring it out or tell anyone about it. I’m not quite sure why that is - but I think a part of it is they don’t want the other farmers to get jealous over what they’ve got and they don’t want to come ...read more
Contributed on Aug 20, 2004
Numbers 24:17 had predicted that “A star will come out of Jacob; a scepter will rise out of Israel.” That star was a young boy by the name of Jesus - who would save His people from their sins. Every evening when you wake up you can look at the stars and depend on the fact that it will be in the ...read more
Contributed on Jun 25, 2004
In a back yard there once lived an apple tree and a thorn bush. The apple tree produced nice juicy apples that everyone liked to eat. Kids would climb up the tree and pluck the apples. Worms would eat the ones that fell on the ground. Birds would peck away at the fruit from the top. The owner ...read more