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Why people flocked to John

Why people flocked to John

Then people from Jerusalem, all Judea, and all the vicinity of the Jordan were flocking to [John], and they were baptized by him in the Jordan River as they confessed their sins.  (Matthew 3:5-6) Why did people flock to John?  Some came out of curiosity, to be sure,...

Some things are not for us to know

Some things are not for us to know

And when the seven thunders had sounded, I was about to write, but I heard a voice from heaven saying, "Seal up what the seven thunders have said, and do not write it down."   (Revelation 10:4) We could speculate as to what the seven thunders said, but it would be...

Jesus’ Word to You

Jesus’ Word to You

Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.  (Mark 13:31) An old saying goes, "all good things must come to an end," and in most cases this is true. Companies close and relationships fall apart.  Nations crumble and loved ones die.  Hopes fail...

Bitterness will kill your soul

Bitterness will kill your soul

The third angel blew his trumpet, and a great star fell from heaven, blazing like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water.  The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many people died from the water,...

Jesus is a savior for all people

Jesus is a savior for all people

After this I looked, and there was a vast multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language, which no one could number, standing before the throne and before the Lamb.  They were robed in white with palm branches in their hands.  And they cried out in a loud...

A Legacy of Faith

A Legacy of Faith

I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am sure, dwells in you as well.  For this reason, I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands....

God is the avenger of injustice

God is the avenger of injustice

When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne.  They cried out with a loud voice, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge our blood...

Jesus turns death into deliverance

Jesus turns death into deliverance

"You were slain, and by Your blood You ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation."  (Revelation 5:9b) Nobody watching Jesus bleed out on the cross had a chipper outlook for the future. To be sure, Jesus had told His disciples He would...