The various reactions you get when you announce that you are going to talk about the end times is nothing short of interesting. It can be anything from absolute terror to passive indifference.
I’m not sure which one is worse.
We get these varied reactions for a couple of reasons. For one, a lot of what we have been taught about the end of days is either misguided or flat-out wrong. For another, we have failed to see that the end times message is the story of God from the beginning right through to the end of the Book. God has never kept it a secret as to what He has been aiming for since He created the earth and man to inhabit it. We also find that the First Testament is a full-on preview of coming attractions that not only points to Christ’s first coming, but also to His second.
In this message, we go on a whirlwind tour that hits the highlights of what the Old Testament has to say about the end of days. I hope you enjoy it.
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There is also a study sheet available to help you follow along.
Understanding the end times message is truly critical to anyone intent on living in the Reign.
In forty some years of preaching and teaching ministry, I don’t believe I have ever preached a message directly from the book of Ruth. I think Ruth is kind of a mystery to some people. While it is a beautiful feel-good Hallmark story, there doesn’t seem to be any real reason for it to be in the Bible (except maybe for the fact that it give some insight to the lineage of King David and the Lord Jesus Christ). However, there is something in the exchange between Boaz and Ruth in chapter three that gives us a wonderful insight into our relationship with the Lord. It helps us see what it really means to live under God’s wings.
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There is also a study sheet available if that would help you follow along.
This message has meant so much to me. It has helped me enter into a whole new place of security in my walk with the Lord. That sense of security belongs to all of God’s kids who are living in the Reign.
One of the greatest indictments against the Church of Jesus Christ is that there is little, if any, difference between them and the people of the world. This indictment is not without merit. It doesn’t matter what we believe if that belief doesn’t affect the way we respond to life. That’s why we need to change our clothes. The apostle Paul addresses this in Ephesians 4:17 – 24.
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A study sheet is also available to help you follow along.
Wearing the right set of clothes is crucial if we are to be seen as people who are genuinely living in the Reign.
There has been a lot of talk about playing our role in the Body of Christ, but I wonder if we really know how important it is?
It takes everyone playing their role in the Body of Christ for the fullness of Christ to really be seen. It’s amazing how few Christians understand this. That’s why we need to take a serious look at what Paul writes in the book of Ephesians. I unpack it in the message below.
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Playing our role in the Body of Christ is simply one more facet of living in the Reign.