In the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 24, Jesus was teaching about His return. What we will look at today is near the end of what is called the the Olivette Discourse. This discourse is known as the “Little Apocalypse” or the “Synoptic Apocalypse” because it includes Jesus’ descriptions of the end times
When I was in the Gulf war I had a platoon of soldiers that I was responsible for. We maintained our sector of security around the unit to keep us safe from the enemy. In wartime, sleeping on duty, especially while maintaining security was a serious offense. Both your life and other people’s lives d
It is interesting to me that if we aren’t careful; we focus solely on what is going on around us, what is going on in this world. What’s interesting to me is that as I have come to be in relationship with Jesus, as I have come to commune daily with God, there is SO MUCH MORE than this te
In 1985 my daughter, Jessica was born. We were in the hospital in Nuremberg, Germany and I remember doing the “shhh-shhh-shhh-woosh” breathing thing and thinking what an ordeal, albeit, what a wonderful ordeal it was for my wife. We pushed and pushed and pushed (I like to say “we
Do you ever feel like you are simply being attacked from all sides? As a follower of Jesus we must understand that there is an enemy that wishes us to turn away from Jesus and in often very subtle ways, this enemy (Satan and His demons) will use our own Christian faith to take us there. Jesus warned
Something the Old Testament prophets did often was to telescope both near and far events. Meaning that a prophecy had both a “near” fulfillment as well as a fulfillment in the far future. Many things that happen in our lives are a foreshadow of what is to come in our life.