Monthly Archive: December 2016

30
Dec

Revelation 20-22

Daily Reading Revelation 20-22 Daily Thought “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” ~Revelation 22:13 In Genesis, Jesus is the Ram at Abraham’s altar. In Exodus, He is the Passover Lamb. In Leviticus, He’s the High Priest. In Numbers, He is the Cloud by day and pillar of fire […]

29
Dec

Revelation 17-19

Daily Reading Revelation 17-19 Daily Thought There is a strange and sad scene at the end when all those who had placed all hope in this world watch the smoke rise after destruction, “Alas, alas, for the great city that was clothed in fine linen, in purple and scarlet, adorned with gold, with jewels, and […]

27
Dec

Revelation 9-12

Daily Reading Revelation 9-12 Daily Thought God was, and is, and is to come; his Kingdom is forever. The judgment that dominates the Revelation endures only for a time. When angels sound their trumpets, locusts are released and “allowed to torment for five months, but not to kill” (Revelation 9:5), and plagues “prepared for the […]

26
Dec

Revelation 4-8

Daily Reading Revelation 4-8 Daily Thought Jesus Christ had letters delivered by the apostle John to cheer and challenge seven churches of Asia Minor: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea, each small next to Rome. Lest the churches feel overwhelmed by the might of man, John is shown the majesty of God. He […]

25
Dec

Revelation 1-3

Daily Reading Revelation 1-3 Daily Thought “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty” (Revelation 1:8). The purpose of the Revelation of John is to assure us that Jesus Christ is and always will be on the throne. No matter […]

24
Dec

2John; 3John; Jude

Daily Reading 2John; 3John; Jude Daily Thought Mr. Hooper taught Sunday School, 6th grade boys. They were not in the habit of bringing Bibles, but Mr. Hooper thought they should. “Bring your Bibles next Sunday.” The next week, all had obeyed. “Okay, hold your Bibles up,” commanded Mr. Hooper. All ten held their Bibles in […]

23
Dec

1John 1-5

Daily Reading 1John 1-5 Daily Thought Growing up, I was taught that once you are saved, you are always saved, and so I began college secure that I could do anything without jeopardizing my eternity. And so I did anything. Then I read 2Corinthians 13:5, “Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. […]

22
Dec

2Peter 1-3

Daily Reading 2Peter 1-3 Daily Thought When Jesus died on the cross, he said, “It is finished” (John 19:30)–all sin was paid for. Now a new work began, a work in us, “for we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Ephesians […]

21
Dec

1Peter 1-5

Daily Reading 1Peter 1-5 Daily Thought Peter reminds those who choose to follow Jesus that they are a people set apart to God, “As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it […]

20
Dec

James 1-5

Daily Reading James 1-5 Daily Thought The problem with kittens is they grow up to be cats. My dad used to say that a lot. Montecore was born in captivity and raised by humans. A cute little cub, Montecore  grew into a 600-pound white tiger, part of the Las Vegas circus act of Siegfried and […]

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