Studying the Bible (part 1): Why Study the Bible?

Less than 2% of the Australian population read the Bible regularly. This statistic has been reported by two independent surveys (see previous post; September 7, 2019). Note, this stat is about reading the Bible not studying the Bible. This is surprising given the scriptures are clear about the importence of studying God’s Word. Psalm 1… Continue reading Studying the Bible (part 1): Why Study the Bible?

Spiritual preparation for crisis

We are in the midst of growing crises. Yes, plural because we have been distracted by the covid-19 crisis. We need to consider the economic pressure that has arisen from this infectious illness and other consequences (e.g. mental illness from isolation and grief from loss of loved-ones). Also consider the growing attacks on freedom of… Continue reading Spiritual preparation for crisis

Christianity – a journey into intimacy with God

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength - Mark 12:30. How on earth does anyone love this way? Yet Jesus said this was the most important thing for us in this life.  Why is there so little teaching… Continue reading Christianity – a journey into intimacy with God

The second coming of Christ (part 10): Israel 2

I love what Jesus loves! I believe Jesus loves Israel. He always has and always will. God has not given up on Israel and all His promises to Israel still stand (Romans 11). However, there is another reason I love Israel. I believe the church has a debt of gratitude towards her. God has shown… Continue reading The second coming of Christ (part 10): Israel 2

The second coming of Christ (part 9): Israel 1

              I love what Jesus loves! I believe Jesus loves Israel. He always has and always will. God has not given up on Israel and all His promises to Israel still stand (Hosea 2:19-20; Isaiah 49: 14-16; Romans 11). He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow (see Hebrews 13:8), otherwise how can we trust… Continue reading The second coming of Christ (part 9): Israel 1

The second coming of Christ (part 8): Warnings

WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES FACED BY THE SAINTS BEFORE JESUS RETURNS? We can find an answer to this question by examining Israel’s journey and fall from God’s grace (Numbers 25:1) as well as in threats faced by the church in Revelation 7 and 9. In both cases there are two outstanding challenges faced: Sexual immorality… Continue reading The second coming of Christ (part 8): Warnings

The second coming of Christ (part 7): Some key events

When I talk to Christians about the second-coming of Jesus the response is always ‘we don’t know the day or the hour’.  What I hear in this statement is: ‘this is not the main game so leave it alone.’ Yet why then does Jesus give so much detail about the signs of His coming in… Continue reading The second coming of Christ (part 7): Some key events

The second coming of Christ (part 6): The righteous Kingdom established 3

WHY THE MILLENIAL KINGDOM?                                                  The more I study the Word of God and gain understanding, knowledge and revelation of God the more I am stunned by the depth of God’s love for His Son, for weak and broken people and the nation of Israel. I believe the Millennial Kingdom is an expression of the… Continue reading The second coming of Christ (part 6): The righteous Kingdom established 3

The second coming of Christ (part 5): The righteous Kingom established 2

THE MILLENIAL KINGDOM (Revelation 20:1-4):               “Revelation 20 tells of a kingdom reign of Jesus Christ that lasts for one thousand years. Yet the nature of this kingdom and when the reign of Jesus the Messiah occurs have been major issues of debate.” (M J Vlach).    Premillennialism is the view that the second coming of… Continue reading The second coming of Christ (part 5): The righteous Kingom established 2