Contributed on Jan 18, 2011
God is in control of everything but allows people to make choices which lead to consequences.
God is in control of everything! How many of you believe this?? Many of us will say this because we believe in a big almighty God. If you’re going to pick a god, pick a good one! Pick a God who is in control and Almighty! But someone can say, “I don’t believe in God, so that proves that God is ...read more
Contributed on Jan 24, 2011
Unbelief in God will impact even those who believe, but the good news is belief will also have an impact on unbelievers!
This afternoon, the Green Bay Packers will be going against the Chicago Bears for the National Football Conference Title. Here’s a question: What do you think will happen if 50% of the Green Bay Packers do not believe they can win?? You know, even if just 1 major player like Aaron Rodgers, Clay ...read more
Contributed on Jan 31, 2011
God brought and took kingdoms but the final Kingdom, which is superior to all other kingdoms and is eternal, is here and now!
Last week we learned from the beginning of Daniel Chapter 2 that Daniel, a strong Believer of God, almost got killed because of the unbelief in God of others. From Daniel 2:1-28, we noted that Daniel did the following in response to his predicament: 1. he prayed (Daniel was a man of prayer) 2. ...read more
Contributed on Feb 7, 2011
The prayer of Daniel in Chapter 2 enhances our worship and helps us with our prayer lives.
As we had noted so far in our study of Daniel Chapter 2, Daniel prayed, trusted God, spoke with wisdom and tact, depended on his godly friends, and gave glory only to God! God answered the prayers of Daniel and his friends. God told Daniel what the king’s dream was and the meaning! God did the ...read more
Contributed on Feb 14, 2011
An idol is anything we place above Jesus Christ; so, let us constantly evaluate our calendars and our checkbooks.
What is the main point of the 2nd Commandment?? We find God’s 10 Commandments in Exodus 20 and Deutoronomy 5. The 2nd Commandment states, You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them ...read more
Contributed on Feb 21, 2011
God desires everyone to believe in the truth but will humble everyone, including Christians, who has selfish pride and arrogance.
We’ve been studying the Book of Daniel and we are now in Chapter 4. We noted that God’s Chosen People, the Israelites, were taken captive by the Babylonians under King Nebuchadnezzar. God tells us that He allowed the captivity because of the sins of Israel. Now because God’s People became slaves ...read more
Contributed on Mar 7, 2011
How can we be faithful like Daniel?
Hebrews 11:6 states, “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” Do we believe in God? Do we desire a good life? Faith is the key to life! God tells us in His Word, Christians ...read more
Contributed on Mar 22, 2011
Knowing the future and knowing God is always in control should lead us to faithful, godly lives!
What are the headlines in world events these days?? Jesus Christ spoke about the future over 2000 years ago. Matthew 24:3-8 states, As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. "Tell us," they said, "when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your ...read more
Contributed on Mar 29, 2011
God wants His people to get a glimpse of the future so as to live for the future!
Did you know that about 1/3 of the Bible is prophecy, about future events! Why does God give us a glimpse of the future? Last week we noted at least 4 reasons why God gives us a glimpse of the future: 1. God is always in control! 2. It encourages us to be faithful, godly Christians. 3. Future ...read more
Contributed on Apr 4, 2011
How are we to pray during tough times?
What are we hearing today when we listen to the news, prosperous or tough times?? You’ve heard of the saying “When the going gets tough, the tough gets…. going!” How many of you think that Vince Lombardi said that? It was actually legendary Knute Rochne who started that phrase as he coached ...read more
Contributed on Apr 11, 2011
God told Daniel that Israel will be judged for 490 years and the last 7 years, which are still to come, will usher in the end of this world as we know it.
Which country would you say is most influential in the world today, Israel, Peru, or The Philippines?? Now which country do you think has the most people?? The Philippines – 101,834,000 people Peru – 29,250,000 people Israel – 7,474,000 people And here’s a map of Haiti. Which do you think ...read more
Contributed on May 2, 2011
We can be so blinded by the physical world that we miss out on God’s spiritual world provided for us!
We are at the closing Chapters of our study of the Book of Daniel. What title do we give Daniel? Daniel was a prophet! The original Hebrew word for prophet in the Old Testament is “nabiy”, meaning a spokesman or speaker. And how do we know prophets spoke for God? God gave prophets visions ...read more
Contributed on May 16, 2011
God sees every detail of what goes on including all our troubles; who else can we go to?
Please open your Bibles to the Book of Daniel. We are now in Chapter 11. We noted from Daniel 10 that the Lord spoke to Daniel. The Lord was likely the Lord Jesus Christ Himself who continued to tell Daniel about the future in Chapters 11-12. To help us understand what Daniel 11 is talking about, ...read more
Contributed on May 23, 2011
Do I truly believe that the end of this world can happen in my lifetime; therefore am I living for God eternal who is my only Righteous judge?
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 read, For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the ...read more
Contributed on Jun 7, 2011
How am I personally impacting my relatives and friends in their decision for Jesus Christ as the end of the world comes near?
A few weeks ago there was much talk about the end of the world because some “Christians” were so sure that the rapture, the taking away of Christians to heaven, was going to happen on May 21, 2011. Now, we are seeing billboards saying that according to the Mayans, the world will end by the Year ...read more