Remaining in the Olivet discourse, Jesus’ teaching on “the end”, mainly working from Luke. Then he said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven. Jesus is teaching in AD […]Read More A Bad Hair Day?
I’m continuing what I started last week, really following the story of Jesus in the road to Jerusalem, coming into the city in that triumphal entry, then clearing out the temple and generally disrupting things for the “principal men”. Now we are coming to the whole point of why I’m so interested in following this […]Read More The End Will Not be at Once
I’m continuing what I started yesterday, looking at Jesus on the road to Jerusalem with the full knowledge of what the outcome would be. Beginning today with his entry into Jerusalem, that triumphant entry where the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty […]Read More They Could Have Been Saved
Back in Jerusalem, after the triumphal entry. Jesus has cried his tears over Jerusalem and gone into the city. He’s received the hosannas and been warned by the Pharisees. Upon entering the city, Jesus goes into the temple. “And he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple. And when he had looked around […]Read More Protest and Parable
I have something I’ve been studying and thinking about for quite some time now, but I just don’t know where to begin with it. So I’m just going to start with it today, hopefully short and sweet, and prayerfully attempt to have a coherent thought come through. In any case, coherent or incoherent as I […]Read More Beginning of the End??
Been offline for a week (again), was enjoying a nice family vacation in Myrtle Beach, SC. I’ve been a little inconsistent the past couple of months, for various reasons. I hope to get back to a little better consistency in writing, pray for me on that, if you will. When last I did […]Read More There is a Temple
Continuing on thoughts from my last post. On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you." When he had said this, he showed them his […]Read More Flood the World
Going back to the evening of the first Easter. The hope that the kingdom of God would come into the world through the person of Jesus of Nazareth had come to a horrible, tragic, scandalous end. For his disciples, one of their own had caused this, had sold out their master for money. […]Read More By His Breath
I've been offline for a week, and need reminding myself sometimes of the great hope we have. So, again, from the prophet Isaiah, as the poet prophet brings to an end his scroll with a prophetic vision of the end we are all moving towards. For I know their works and their thoughts, and the […]Read More What a Hope!!