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Month: December 2020

When will our Lord come again? When will all this glory and beauty be ours? “Behold, I am coming soon!” He says. Come, O Root and Offspring of David! Come, O bright Morning Star!

When will our Lord come again? When will all this glory and beauty be ours? “Behold, I am coming soon!” He says. Come, O Root and Offspring of David! Come, O bright Morning Star!

BibleGateway: Revelation 22:1-21 ESV Text: Revelation 22:1-21 Revelation 22 (Listen) The River of Life 22:1 Then the angel1 showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2 through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life2 with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of…

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Heaven is symbolized here by Jerusalem, the Holy City. The new earth and sky will be the most beautiful place we can imagine, a perfect world with no sin and none of sin’s effects.

Heaven is symbolized here by Jerusalem, the Holy City. The new earth and sky will be the most beautiful place we can imagine, a perfect world with no sin and none of sin’s effects.

BibleGateway: Revelation 21:9-27 ESV Text: Revelation 21:9-27 Revelation 21:9–27 (Listen) The New Jerusalem 9 Then came one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues and spoke to me, saying, “Come, I will show you the Bride, the wife of the Lamb.” 10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great, high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, 11 having the glory of God,…

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At the judgment the redeemed in Christ will enjoy an everlasting life of glory without sorrow or pain, separated from all evil and evildoers.

At the judgment the redeemed in Christ will enjoy an everlasting life of glory without sorrow or pain, separated from all evil and evildoers.

BibleGateway: Revelation 21:1-8 ESV Text: Revelation 21:1-8 Revelation 21:1–8 (Listen) The New Heaven and the New Earth 21:1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling…

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Satan is doomed, but our names our written in the book of life. Thanks be to God!

Satan is doomed, but our names our written in the book of life. Thanks be to God!

BibleGateway: Revelation 20:7-13 ESV Text: Revelation 20:7-13 Revelation 20:7–13 (Listen) The Defeat of Satan 7 And when the thousand years are ended, Satan will be released from his prison 8 and will come out to deceive the nations that are at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle; their number is like the sand of the sea. 9 And they marched up over the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints…

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On this day the church remembers the martyr Stephen (Ac 7). Those who fight against the children of God will be judged by our Lord Jesus Christ. The righteous reign with Him.

On this day the church remembers the martyr Stephen (Ac 7). Those who fight against the children of God will be judged by our Lord Jesus Christ. The righteous reign with Him.

BibleGateway: Revelation 19:11-20:6 ESV Text: Revelation 19:11-20:6 Revelation 19:11–20:6 (Listen) The Rider on a White Horse 11 Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. 12 His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. 13 He is clothed in a robe dipped in1 blood,…

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God has remembered us! His own Son has become one of us— to live and die as one of us; to raise us from death to life. Joy to the world, the Lord is come!

God has remembered us! His own Son has become one of us— to live and die as one of us; to raise us from death to life. Joy to the world, the Lord is come!

BibleGateway: Psalm 98 ESV Text: Psalm 98 Psalm 98 (Listen) Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord A Psalm. 98:1   Oh sing to the LORD a new song,    for he has done marvelous things!  His right hand and his holy arm    have worked salvation for him.2   The LORD has made known his salvation;    he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations.3   He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness    to the house of Israel.  All the ends of the earth have seen    the salvation of our God….

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Hallelujah! From cradle to cross to crown Jesus is our Savior. We will join the wedding supper of the Lamb for all our sins have been washed away.

Hallelujah! From cradle to cross to crown Jesus is our Savior. We will join the wedding supper of the Lamb for all our sins have been washed away.

BibleGateway: Revelation 19:6-10 ESV Text: Revelation 19:6-10 Revelation 19:6–10 (Listen) The Marriage Supper of the Lamb 6 Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out,   “Hallelujah!  For the Lord our God    the Almighty reigns.7   Let us rejoice and exult    and give him the glory,  for the marriage of the Lamb has come,    and his Bride has made herself ready;8   it was granted her to clothe herself    with…

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Hallelujah! The Lord God reigns and His enemies are overcome forever!

Hallelujah! The Lord God reigns and His enemies are overcome forever!

BibleGateway: Revelation 19:1-5 ESV Text: Revelation 19:1-5 Revelation 19:1–5 (Listen) Rejoicing in Heaven 19:1 After this I heard what seemed to be the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, crying out,   “Hallelujah!  Salvation and glory and power belong to our God,2     for his judgments are true and just;  for he has judged the great prostitute    who corrupted the earth with her immorality,  and has avenged on her the blood of his servants.” 3 Once more they cried out,   “Hallelujah!  The smoke from her goes up forever…

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The lost axhead was a crisis for the prophet who was trying to help build their new conference center. With a miracle we are then reminded how the Lord is concerned for and cares for us who trust in Him.

The lost axhead was a crisis for the prophet who was trying to help build their new conference center. With a miracle we are then reminded how the Lord is concerned for and cares for us who trust in Him.

BibleGateway: 2 Kings 6:1-7 ESV Text: 2 Kings 6:1-7 2 Kings 6:1–7 (Listen) The Axe Head Recovered 6:1 Now the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, “See, the place where we dwell under your charge is too small for us. 2 Let us go to the Jordan and each of us get there a log, and let us make a place for us to dwell there.” And he answered, “Go.” 3 Then one of them said, “Be pleased to go with your…

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Edom (Esau’s descendants) were enemies of Judah (Jacob’s descendants). The Lord promised that Edom would fall and Judah would return from exile in Babylon to Jerusalem— in plenty of time for Jesus to be born near there.

Edom (Esau’s descendants) were enemies of Judah (Jacob’s descendants). The Lord promised that Edom would fall and Judah would return from exile in Babylon to Jerusalem— in plenty of time for Jesus to be born near there.

BibleGateway: Obadiah 1:1-21 ESV Text: Obadiah 1:1-21 Obadiah (Listen) 1:1 The vision of Obadiah. Edom Will Be Humbled   Thus says the Lord GOD concerning Edom:  We have heard a report from the LORD,    and a messenger has been sent among the nations:  “Rise up! Let us rise against her for battle!”2   Behold, I will make you small among the nations;    you shall be utterly despised.13   The pride of your heart has deceived you,    you who live in the clefts of the rock,2    in your lofty dwelling,  who say in your…

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