As the Revelation from Jesus continues, what John saw next must have been awesome! He peered through an open door and got a glimpse of what was happening in heaven! John saw God on the throne and he couldn’t even find the words to describe it. He did the best he could by comparing the … Continue reading Heavenly Worship at the Throne of God
On the surface, the name “Good Friday” seems like a misnomer. To Jesus’ friends and followers, there was nothing good about that Friday. The week had started off well. On Sunday, Jesus had entered Jerusalem with a celebration and He spent the week proclaiming the message of His Kingdom to all who would listen. They … Continue reading Good Friday Reflections
During Holy Week, I can just imagine what it must have been like in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago. Jesus made His triumphal entrance into the city and His followers were awaiting the moment when He would overthrow Rome and take His place as their earthly King. It must have been confusing to them when He continued … Continue reading Holy Week Reflections
Can I be honest for a minute? The fact that Jesus doesn’t promise us a problem-free life when we surrender to Him kind of bums me out! Don’t get me wrong! I am beyond thankful for my salvation and for all the amazing promises that we do receive as God’s beloved children. (His presence, His … Continue reading Why didn’t Jesus promise us smooth sailing?
When the prophet Isaiah came on the scene with a message from God, the Israelites had really blown it. They had rebelled against God despite all that He had done for them. No matter how much trouble they had gotten themselves into because of their rebellion, they stubbornly continued in it. (Read Isaiah 1:1-20) They … Continue reading The only payment God will accept
When Jesus knew His death was near, He tried to prepare his disciples for what was coming and for life after He was gone from this earth. He told them that one day earth as they know it would be very different. That evil would be rampant. That an evil world leader would take the … Continue reading Jesus is coming back! Will you be ready?
We all have a redemption story because we were all headed for destruction before Jesus redeemed us. But it seems like some people enjoy the trip more than others. They create their own idols (because we all serve something) and define their own destiny, convinced that they’ve got it all figured out. They believe the … Continue reading Sometimes it takes rock bottom
And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace, there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. – Isaiah 9:6-7 Jesus is … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
Imagine living in Israel 2,000+ years ago. For generations, God’s holy people had vacillated between devotion to God and wandering in sin. And between repentance and rejection. Many prophets had come to their ancestors, some with warnings of God’s judgment and others with assurances of God’s protection. Many of these prophecies had already been fulfilled, … Continue reading God’s Will… God’s Way