Tag: future

  • Biblical Principle #97: God Communicated Through Dreams

    Biblical Principles List Principle God communicated through dreams and visions. Explanation Throughout the Bible, GOD spoke or communicated with individuals in multiple ways. Sometimes He spoke directly with them, as He did with Adam, Eve, Cain, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Other times, GOD revealed messages through visions and dreams. GOD told Moses’ siblings: 6 Then…

  • Biblical Principle #84: A Shadow Points Toward a Substance

    Biblical Principles List Principle In the Bible, a shadow points towards a future substance. Explanation When GOD tested Abraham by telling him to sacrifice Isaac, there was a deeper significance than simply what was happening in those moments. As we previously established, GOD sent Abraham to a specific location—Mount Moriah—which was later the site of…

  • Three Blessings of a New Year

    Do you get more enjoyment out of beginnings or endings—out of starting something new or seeing something across the finish line? I find this a challenging question. My immediate reaction is emphatically: Both! But if I have to choose, I probably prefer endings slightly because there is no better personal satisfaction than pausing to appreciate…

  • Biblical Baptism, Part 15 (Should Baptisms be Scheduled or Spontaneous?)

    Should we schedule baptisms? Or should new believers be baptized immediately upon their decision to be baptized? Welcome to part 15 of my biblical baptism series. These posts build upon each other. If you need to catch up, here are links to the previous posts: Download series as a PDF Apologies: I haven’t gotten my…

  • November 8 – Jesus Raises Lazarus

    Reading John 11:1-54 Devotional Jesus had three friends who were brothers and sisters, Mary, Martha and Lazarus who apparently lived in the town of Bethany, which is about 2 miles from Jerusalem. (Note: This is likely the same Mary and Martha referred to in Luke 10:38-42 where Martha wanted Mary to help her prepare the…

  • October 26 – The Sermon on the Mount

    Reading Matt. 5:1-12 Luke 6:24-26 Matt. 5:13-42; Luke 6:27-31 Matt. 5:43-48; Luke 6:32-36 Matt. 6:1-34 Luke 6:37-42 Matt. 7:6-23; Luke 6:43-45 Matt. 7:24-27; Luke 6:46-49 Matt. 7:28-29 Devotional After Jesus selected 12 apostles from His disciples, people came from all over the country to listen to Jesus and to be healed of various illnesses and…

  • September 24 – Daniel’s Final Vision

    Reading Dan. 10:1-12:13 Devotional In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia, Daniel receives what would be his last recorded vision. The vision begins as Daniel was standing by the Tigris River. He looked up and saw a man dressed in linen, with a gold belt around his waist, a face like lightning, eyes…

  • September 20 – Daniel’s Visions of Future Kingdoms

    Reading Dan. 7:1-8:27 Devotional Today we resume our reading from the book of Daniel. It has been between 10 to 12 years since we have heard from Daniel. Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon has died and, after his passing, there has been much turmoil among the leadership of Babylon. A man named Belshazzar now leads the…

  • July 18 – A Future of Hope

    Reading Isa. 54:4-56:12 Devotional Israel was as a bride to GOD. Despite having to punish her for her unfaithfulness, GOD still loved her as a husband. Today’s reading offers beautiful promises of a future filled with hope to the ones who will accept GOD’s invitation. These truths apply to us today just as much as…