(November 13, 2019) Dr George Forbes, missionary statesman, challenges us to be involved in God’s business – now…
‘And this gospel of the kingdom shall be proclaimed in all the world as a witness to all nations. And then the end shall come’ declares Matthew 24:14.
Too often we are prone to look for the end before we have really considered the allotted task – and before we have really done enough that is realistic about witnessing to even one nation, let alone all of them.
Nevertheless the end is ultimate! But between the beginning and the end there are many factors, including time, season, opportunity, and God’s enabling.
The certainty is that the gospel must be proclaimed in the entire world, nothing less, as a witness to all nations not one less, and then and only then, will the glorious end come. Then and only then…
- Christ will appear in the clouds
- The dead in Christ will rise
- We (who are still living) will be caught up and together we will meet our Saviour Jesus in the air to be forever with him!
The biggest business on earth!
Meanwhile we must be about our Father’s business. With his guidance, enabling and power, there is much work to do that must be done! (more…)
(March 8, 2017) Carol Round challenges…
‘Later the others also came. “Lord, Lord,” they said, “open the door for us!” But he replied, “Truly I tell you, I don’t know you”’ (Matthew 25:11-12 NIV).
Did you know there’s a Procrastinators Club?
They’ve never met because they keep postponing their meeting. We can laugh about putting things off. Some procrastinate because the project is daunting or boring. Others find better things to do.
There are, of course, those who have procrastinated so long the pile of tasks grows into a mountain they’re afraid to tackle.
People procrastinate for different reasons. Psychologist Joseph Ferrari, PhD identifies three basic types of procrastinators: (more…)
Harold Harvey pinpoints some Christian life ground rules …
I was talking with a friend a little while back and we were discussing the Bible and that it is the word of God for us and, as such, it should guide our footsteps in life and that it is our authority and basis for the things we believe.
Among other things, we talked about how the Bible doesn’t tell us a lot about heaven and hell or much about life after death – the very thing that a lot of people want to know about. (more…)
Missionary statesman Dr George Forbes reminds us of a powerful declaration: ‘Even so, come Lord Jesus.’
These virtually closing words of the Bible (Revelation 22: 20) have been on the hearts and lips of believers since the first century. The Second Coming of Jesus Christ is one of the great beliefs of the Christian faith. Millions of believers have lived and died with this hope in their hearts.
Question: Recently I’m hearing quite a lot that Jesus will be coming back soon. Is that true?
Dr Jim McClure, noted theologian, responds:
The return of Jesus Christ is a wonderful event that all Christians should be looking forward to with great joy and enthusiasm but sometimes that enthusiasm may be distorted.
In the early days of the church, around 50 AD, the Christians in Thessalonica were excited by the knowledge that Jesus was coming back. However some false teachers had entered the church and were teaching that Jesus’ return was about to happen at any moment. Consequently some of the Christians there had stopped working as they waited for Jesus to come back – and Paul rebuked them for that. (more…)