Growing up, when I thought of Jesus at Christmas, I pictured a baby in a manger. On Good Friday, I envisioned the cross and on Easter, an empty tomb. It took a while before I realized Jesus is much bigger than those holidays. In a recent article at BibleStudyTools.com I look at “The Jesus of Christmas Past, Present, and Future” and how His life impacts us today.Continue Reading
Jesus Removed the Sting of Death
Screams from the car’s backseat jolted author Frank Peretti as he drove his family. A bee buzzed around his allergic son. Gripping the steering wheel with one hand, Peretti snatched the bee with his other. After a moment, he released it.Continue Reading
Can the Rapture of the Church Happen at Any Time?
Maybe, like me, you’ve heard the rapture of the church or the raising of the dead in Christ as described in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 can happen at any moment. Pastor Mark Biltz, of El Shaddai Ministries, says that’s not exactly true. By looking at how God fulfilled the other prophesies concerning Christ and the church we discover a definite pattern relating to the fulfillment of these biblical prophesies.Continue Reading