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Christ’s return is certain

Yesterday I talked about the Scriptural command that we should encourage one another with the fact of Christ’s return. I believe that when we fail to do this, the result is either apathetic disengagement with the work of the Lord, or despair in the face of persecution and difficulty. God has saved us, his children, through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. And he has given us the “blessed hope” that our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, will return and complete that salvation by his glorious appearing (Titus 2:13-14)

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The importance of meditating on Christ’s return

Recently I was involved in a special prayer meeting for a church in Asia that is being persecuted.  As we prayed together, the Spirit brought to my mind the following passage from 1 Thessalonians, and the importance of actively maintaining … Continue reading

Jerusalem: God dwelling with his people (Psalm 137:6)

Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth, if I do not remember you, if I do not set Jerusalem above my highest joy!

This verse caught my attention because it is a rephrasing of my current life verse, Ps. 27.4. In Ps. 27.4, the psalmist says that if he is going to ask the Lord for only one thing, this is what it would be: that he might dwell in the house of the Lord forever, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord. Basically, he wants to be with God.
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