Great Tribulation

Jesus says, “In this world you will have trouble. Take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). Bible prophecies concerning the end of the age describe a period of great tribulation during that time. Jesus describes the great tribulation in Matthew 24. When we understand what the Bible says about this period, we will be ready…

Persecution and Witness

Here are nine truths about the end times that Jesus described to us in Matthew 24:9-14. These truths have been evident in every generation since Jesus walked the earth, and they will increase as the last days draw near. In one sense, since the time of Jesus we have continually been in the last days.…

Signs of the End of the Age

The end times are intriguing to consider. What will those days be like? Wars? Chaos? Prosperity? Blessings? Fear? Excitement? Something else? The Bible is full of prophecies concerning the last days, and Jesus discusses them with his disciples in Matthew chapter 24. His words guide our thoughts concerning the end times. Matthew 24:1-3  1  As Jesus…

Getting Stronger 

God’s Word inspires, equips and encourages us as we walk by faith in the Lord. At times we need an extra dose of strength. When you feel worn out, Psalm 143 gives you clarity on the way to get stronger. Here are four keys to getting stronger. Let’s verbalize them in terms of a prayer to…

Be Ready to Share the Good News

The good news of Jesus Christ is good news for people of all nations. Tragically, billions of people have never heard of Jesus. We must tell them that God has provided the way for them to be forgiven of their sin, to be changed into a new person spiritually, and to be guaranteed a home…

Eternal God and Mortal Man

We are mortal. God is eternal. The implications of this are huge. As Anselm says in his ontological proof for the existence of God: God is that-than-which-nothing-greater-can-be-thought-or-imagined. In other words, you cannot imagine anyone greater, bigger, holier, stronger, wiser, or longer-lasting than God. In one sense, thinking about the eternal nature of God is truly mind-boggling.…

A Prayer on the Most Difficult Days

When you see the images in the media today of bombings, destroyed buildings and terrified people in war-torn areas of the world, you have an idea of what the children of Israel endured during the Babylonian invasion. The Babylonians destroyed their city, their temple, their homes, their very lives. Their lives were disrupted forever. Some…