Mark 13:30 I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
Jesus tells all those who will listen that his words are just as immutable and reliable as his Father’s. He states that God’s children—the generation who have been adopted by grace through faith—will see his every promise and prediction fulfilled. Continue reading “Episode 78: Be Vigilant and Faithful”
It’s one thing to preach selflessness and to care for the sick, but quite another to predict the end of the world.
Jesus, however, isn’t a moralist; he’s the Messiah. He wants us to understand that history is relentlessly heading toward the establishment of God’s Kingdom. But before this new world can appear, the old one will meet with utter chaos and destruction and God’s people will face unparalleled persecution. Continue reading “Episode 77: Signs of the End of This Age”
Have you ever wondered why we create and perform? After all, it takes a lot of time and energy. There is no guarantee of fame, much less fortune. And yet, so many of us devote so much of our lives to music.
Looking back over my life, I’ve experienced three interrelated motives: Continue reading “The Motives Behind Our Music”
As author John Eldredge and others suggest, the epic story of redemption is better told as a four-act saga with each grand section punctuated by a transitional event.
Continue reading “The Story of Redemption in Four Acts”
The subject of stewardship is understandably a touchy one, especially since many people have been financially manipulated or victimized in the name of religion. I don’t want to open old wounds. Rather, I believe that a clear, biblical understanding of stewardship can lead to healing and wholeness for ourselves and those around us. Here are 9 principles of biblical giving along with verses from both the Old and New Testaments that can enlighten and empower our stewardship: Continue reading “9 Principles of Biblical Giving”