When a speaker says, “in conclusion,” especially if that speaker is a preacher, it usually means he’s not concluding, just continuing. Peter, however, is indeed concluding the last of his two epistles with three main ideas. 2 Peter 3:14-18 (14) Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be … Continue reading Peter’s Final Thoughts
Building on his assertion that the promises of God are sure, Peter transitions from his talk regarding Noah and the Flood to speaking about the Lord’s return.
Long before modern media, Peter predicted the advent of revisionism and false reporting.
Ephesus had become a church of spiritual "Martha's." Are we so busy working for God that we do not have time to be with God?
We serve a Savior Who not only knows the future, He declares it!
The return of Christ will be both glorious and terrifying. It will be glorious in that all of creation will see Him as He is and will clearly recognize Him as the Son of God. More importantly, Israel will at last see Jesus as her Messiah and it will lead to national repentance. In all … Continue reading A Layman’s Thoughts on Revelation 1:7 — “Behold, He cometh with the clouds”
When we look at our circumstances, it’s hard to imagine that the Lord is ever coming back. Thankfully, His return is not based on our imaginations, but on the sure promises of His Word.
In greeting the seven churches, John spends more time speaking about the God Who greets them than he does talking about the churches being greeted because the focus of the church should be on God. Revelation 1:4-8 (4) John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him … Continue reading A Layman’s Thoughts on Revelation 1:4-5a
Revelation begins with its own title clearly stated, it also comes with a promise: “Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein.” Prophecy, especially New Testament prophecy, is meant to bring comfort to believers.
Jesus Christ brings to the world something it desperately needs: Hope. For the believer that hope includes a guaranteed home in heaven, and the sure return of the Lord Himself. That kind of hope should be overflowing our lives. It should be contagious.