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You Have Been Called for This Purpose

You Have Been Called for This Purpose

I don’t know how frequently these words are put together in scripture.  As I was working my way through First Peter, I ran across those same words in proximity.  I first saw them in I Peter 2:21.  Here’s what it says:  For [as a believer] you have been called for this...
A Perfect Plan

A Perfect Plan

In the beginning God created [by forming from nothing] the heavens and the earth.  He had a dream. There was light from darkness, and it was good.  There was an expanse [of the sky] in the midst of the waters.  Then the water was...
As We Wait

As We Wait

Several weeks ago, I addressed the need for us to be waiting eagerly and confidently for Christ’s return.  I also left you with a question: “What should we be doing as we wait?”  Much of the New Testament scripture addresses just that question as these new...
Waiting

Waiting

And just as it is appointed and destined for all men to die once and after this [comes certain] judgment, so Christ, having been offered once and once for all to bear [as a burden] the sins of many, will appear a second time [when He returns to earth], not to deal...
Living in the Kingdom Light

Living in the Kingdom Light

Jesus did an amazing thing for us when He came to earth, lived, died, resurrected and ascended back to heaven.  That series of words – came, lived, died, resurrected, ascended – capture the essence of the victory of God’s intervention into His world, corrupted by...