1. Come, Lord Jesus!
    30 May, 2018
    Come, Lord Jesus!
    He who testifies to these things says, "Surely I am coming soon." Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!  Revelation 22:20  I'm curious . . .  How often do we pray, "Come, Lord Jesus!"? What would your answer be to that question? All the time? Often? Occasionally? Rarely? Never? For me, I'm seeing it creep into my prayers more often. Every passing day helps me realize the ultimate hope for this fallen world is Jesus. And so I'm praying more often for his return. I have to confess that there was a
  2. The End of the Story
    14 Nov, 2017
    The End of the Story
    For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind.  Isaiah 65:17 I really enjoy reading.  And before you jump to conclusions, I don't simply read theological tomes or books that would be described as "Christian Living."  No, I also enjoy a good story.  I'm almost always somewhere in the process of reading some work of fiction or other. When I was younger, I used to get frustrated with reading the story page by page, and so I
  3. It's the End of the World (or is it?)
    25 Sep, 2017
    It's the End of the World (or is it?)
    But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. Matthew 24:36 Another date predicting the end of the world has come and gone.  And as far as I can tell, the world has not ended.   The list of failed prophecies of the apocalypse in just the last century or so tells us that these so-called prophets may want to consider another profession or pastime. Here’s a lengthy, but not exhaustive, list of failed prophecies of just the last
  4. Living Something of the Future Life Now
    16 Sep, 2016
    Living Something of the Future Life Now
    Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. 2 Corinthians 13:11 More and more I'm thinking about what God has in store for his people in the age to come.  As I look at the world around me and see the grief, turmoil, pain, and difficulties of this present evil age, I long for something more. When I think about the sin that is in my own heart, I can't help but ache for the day when