As the Lord Jesus drew his ministry on Earth to a close with anticipation of his brutal death, burial, and resurrection, he shared as many important prophecies as he could with his disciples. Why? He discloses the answers as to why in the opening verses of John 16. The context of the chapter is Christ… Continue reading Don’t say I didn’t warn you: prophetic words of love
One would think that once God lays out a promise and ministry for us to fulfill that everything would automatically fall into place for those things to happen. Oddly enough, most of the time that isn't the case. Many times what happens is that we face some kind of test or obstacles standing in the… Continue reading Just how badly do you want it?
Defaming the true saints of God has always been en vogue by the world. Whether that defamation comes in the form of bearing false witness against us, slander, or libel, wherever we turn these days, it is becoming more common and acceptable to knowingly lie and spread lies about God, the Bible, and his people.… Continue reading Defamation from our enemies will bring them shame
When we confess Jesus as Lord, it's good to understand from jump street that certain challenges automatically come with becoming a Christian. The ability and expectation to endure hardships is one of those challenges. Paul pointed this out to us when he said the following to Timothy: Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier… Continue reading Good soldiers of Jesus Christ endure hardships
In this 49-minute podcast released September 11, 2017, Christian apologist Frank Turek gives a frank discussion about causes, ramifications, and results relating to why God allows bad things to happen in this world.
We may often take our Christian duties for granted, but remaining faithful to the Lord can end up being an unforeseen spiritual boost for a brother or sister in Christ who is going through a hardship in their lives. This is what Paul expressed to the Thessalonians when he wrote to them as he was… Continue reading Our steadfast faith helps comfort troubled believers
Serving Jehovah, our Heavenly Father, has many rewards when we are the truly saved who endure to the end. One of those bonuses is ultimate victory over any and all enemies who reject, persecute, mock, and even kill us for being in the faith. Every once in a while when I feel like I'm getting… Continue reading Sticking with God brings this added bonus–victory over enemies
Christians and their congregations worldwide are being opposed and persecuted in our day such as we haven't seen since Rome martyred our fellow saints in the arenas for sport. We still have a ways to go before things get that bad for us, although we seem to be approaching it quickly. Some of the persecution… Continue reading Never forsaken, never forgotten
When we face rejection in life, even if rejection is just part of life, it's not something we're ecstatic over. Our being rejected by people we hope will accept us may just be God's way of opening another opportunity for his saints that will give him greater glory in the end. That's a theme we see unfolding… Continue reading Rise of the rejects: 5 cases where God exalts the despised for his glory
A man driving on a highway (385) this weekend in Memphis was sideswiped by another vehicle, causing him to go down an embankment. His SUV then hit a pole and burst into flames, pinning him behind the steering wheel. Passersby ran over to try to help him get out but it took awhile since no one had… Continue reading Bible survives burned out vehicle in Memphis crash