Revelation pictures the antichrist as a beast 32 times. The image points to the brutal, bloody, uncontrolled, and wild character of this diabolical dictator.
- September 23, 2014 |
The Holy Bible has some of the most adult-themed passages written anywhere and a hero (God) who is no fairy-tale dandy.
- September 22, 2014 |
We remember the evil ones, like Ahab and Manasseh. We aspire to emulate the good ones, like Jehoshaphat and Josiah. But what about the other kings?
- September 16, 2014 |
Whichever eschatology you choose, you need to realize that it is a choice and not the only possible way to interpret Scripture.
- September 09, 2014 |
Some see Elijah’s cloak as a magical talisman that gives source to his power. But the cloak is powerful because of the anointing of the prophetic office, not the other way around.
- September 02, 2014 |
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- August 28, 2014 |
I often encounter people who want to begin a daily quiet time, but they aren’t sure how. It really isn’t as complicated as we often make it out to be. Here are 5 easy steps to begin a daily quiet time.
- August 27, 2014 |
Here is a quick tour of how God reveals Himself in every book of the Bible.
- August 26, 2014 |
Ahab’s doom isn’t run-of-the-mill prophecy. It’s mixed with a vision of how God came to the final details of His decision: a divine boardroom discussion.
- August 19, 2014 |
How can we know God’s plan for our lives? Over the past twenty-five years that I have been in ministry, I have discovered eight vital keys to knowing God’s will. Here they are...
- August 12, 2014 |
In 1–2 Kings, the presence of “high places” serves as a type of litmus test for Israel’s morality. What were these high places? And why were they so detrimental to Yahweh worship but yet surprisingly acceptable at times?
- August 05, 2014 |
Over the last few months I have had hundreds of you request a post on “How to Study The Bible.” Well, here it is. I pray this post blesses you, challenges you, and inspires you to take the initiative to deepen your relationship with God.
- August 01, 2014 |
While Scripture is clear that good will triumph, it also says evil will win its share of battles. Second Kings 3 records a war event where evil won.
- July 29, 2014 |
Keeping the Sabbath holy may not seem very productive, but there's more here than just a command. It reveals God's mercy.
- July 22, 2014 |
True repentance has corroborating evidence. Perhaps the best way to learn what genuine repentance looks like is by examining the opposite: a counterfeit. In 2 Kings we find one in King Joram.
- July 15, 2014 |
If the central question of each Gospel is “What do I need to know about Jesus?” each evangelist answers it differently.
- July 08, 2014 |
Most of us understand the idea of being baptized with water, as John the Baptist describes it—but why the “fire”?
- July 01, 2014 |
Everything God does in our lives is for our benefit, including suffering. Though they never seem pleasant at the time, hard times produce wonderful benefits in our lives.
- June 24, 2014 |