Renewing Your Energy

Fuel At our staff prayer meeting last week, I shared a few thoughts about ENERGY.

In Psalm 23, we learn that God desires to "renew our strength" or "restore our soul." 

Energy is one of our most valuable resources (not just 'time'). When someone brings 'energy' to a meeting, appointment or interaction, what does it look like?… Read the rest

Remember Your Death

Steve Jobs The following is a transcript of part of a speech by Steve Jobs at the Stanford University Commencement in 2005 (click here for the full text). As Moses said, may God teach us to number our days rightly so we may present to him a heart of wisdom (Ps.90:12).… Read the rest

How will it all END (Pt.6)?

End world How should we then LIVE?

We should live “ready” for Christ to come at any moment (Lk.21:34-36) but “working diligently” as if he may not come back in our lifetime. We should avoid extremes (over-preoccupation with a sneaky rapture vs. trying to create heaven here on earth).… Read the rest

How will it all END (Pt.5)?

End world Things to Occur AFTER the Second Coming

1. Judgement and reward for believers. There are two judgements – one for believers, the judgement seat of Christ, which is not about salvation but about reward for the “good works” we have done (2 Cor.5:10).… Read the rest

How will it all END (Pt.4)?

End world Things to occur AT the second coming

1. The appearance of Jesus in glory. Jesus’ return will be with “a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God” (1 Thess.4:13-18). He will return in great glory, the glory of his Father (Mt.16:27; 19:28; 25:31).… Read the rest

How will it all END (Pt.3)?

End world An Order of End Time Events

Without being dogmatic in any way, here is what I see happening BEFORE the second coming of Jesus.

NEGATIVE things to occur:

1. Increasing spiritual darkness (Is.60:1-3). Jesus told us that the last days just prior to his coming will be similar to the days of Noah and the days of Lot (Lk.17:20-37).… Read the rest

How will it all END (Pt.2)?

End world The Bible and the End Times

There are a number of books and passages in the Bible that deal specifically with the ‘time of the end’ and the second coming of Jesus. Obviously, the book of Revelation would be the primary source of information concerning the end times.Read the rest

How will it all END? (Pt.1)

End world

Today is supposed to be the end of the world (read here) … but I don't think so. Times like this are a good time to re-post a series of articles on how it will all end …

End Time Fever

The first words that Jesus preached were, “Repent for the kingdom of God is near” (Mt.4:17).Read the rest

God’s Longing …

Here are some interesting thoughts from Psalm 81:10-16 (NLT).

"Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it with good things. But no, my people wouldn’t listen. Israel did not want me around. So I let them follow their own stubborn desires, living according to their own ideas.Read the rest

Leading Servants

Here is a well-known teaching from Jesus …

Then (the disciples) began to argue among themselves about who would be the greatest among them. Jesus told them, “In this world the kings and great men lord it over their people, yet they are called ‘friends of the people.’ But among you it will be different.Read the rest

C.S. Lewis – Objection #11: Christ

Images-26 Finally, C.S. Lewis had to come to grips with answering the common question: "Isn't Jesus just another good, moral teacher?" 

Since there is little likelihood that Jesus' claim to deity is legend or myth, we should expect to find something in his words and actions that suggest he thought of himself as divine.… Read the rest