Tag: jealous

  • A Fresh Look at Jesus’ Second Coming from Second Thessalonians

    1 Thessalonians and 2 Thessalonians are two key texts about Jesus’ second coming. Last post, we looked at what Paul, Silas and Timothy wrote to the Thessalonians in the first letter regarding Jesus’ second coming. It is widely believed that 1 Thess. 4-5 describes what will transpire in the future on the last day of…

  • Did You Miss This from First Thessalonians? (Rethinking what Paul wrote about Jesus’ second coming)

    Someone asks: “What about First Thessalonians? How can what you’ve written in this series possibly harmonize with what 1 Thessalonians says about Jesus’ second coming?” Years ago, when I first heard that there were people who believed Jesus’ second coming had already occurred, I immediately dismissed the possibility as foolishness. “There’s no way,” I said, emphatically. “What…

  • The Two Salvations of the New Testament (Recognizing the second salvation and why it matters today)

    Did you know that there are not one, but two salvations discussed in the New Testament Scriptures? Yep, that’s right. I’m going to show you. And seeing this should raise important questions for us, which I’ll explain. … Welcome to the 32nd post in my series of rethinking Christian eschatology. Because these posts build upon…

  • The Great Conflict for the First Century Christians (And how it relates to the Bible’s big picture)

    Who were the biggest persecutors of Christians during the first century? I imagine most people would say it was the Romans. After all, it is widely known that the Roman Empire often persecuted Christians prior to Constantine. But that would be incorrect. The primary persecutors of Christians during the first century were Jews. In this…

  • November 25 – Simple Christianity

    Reading Acts 13:1-15:35 Devotional Sometime after Saul and Barnabas returned from Jerusalem to Antioch, the Holy Spirit spoke to the church leaders there and called Saul and Barnabas for a mission. After they finished fasting and praying, the church leaders there laid hands on Saul and Barnabas and sent them off to the work the…

  • January 31 – Yahweh (Jehovah) is a Jealous GOD

    Reading Ex. 32:1-34:16, 27-35 Devotional As Moses was on Mt. Sinai listening to GOD the children of Israel grew impatient. They asked Aaron to make an idol for them to bow down to, which Aaron did, creating a calf of gold. The people then said, ‚ÄúThis is your god, O Israel, that brought you out…

  • February 18 – Have No Idols

    Reading Deut. 5:5b-10 Ex. 22:20; 23:13 Lev. 19:4; 26:1 Deut. 16:21-22 Lev. 20:1-5 Deut. 14:1-2 Lev. 19:27-28 Deut. 12:29-31; 13:6-18; 17:2-7; 12:1-15, 17-22, 26-28 Devotional Today’s reading contains passages detailing laws GOD gave the Israelites regarding proper worship and avoiding the worship of idols. GOD was very specific about the position He was to have…

  • February 12 – Be Zealous for GOD

    Reading Num. 25:1-18; 31:1-54 Devotional While they were camped nearby, many of the Israelite men began to commit sin against GOD with the Moabite women. GOD was furious and told Moses to take the Israelite leaders and kill those who had sinned with the Moabite women. While Moses and the Israelite leaders were weeping at…