Advent Reading — When Jesus is coming back

Advent reading over the years has deepened my thinking about the Second Coming than any Hal Lindsey or Tim LaHaye book… or all of them combined. Those Thief in the Night or Left Behind movies can’t deepen my sense of anticipation for the Second Coming like steady doses of Advent reading year after year. 

The Anticipation of the Season

32 “But nobody knows when that day or hour will come, not the angels in heaven and not the Son. Only the Father knows. 33  Watch out! Stay alert! You don’t know when the time is coming. 34  It is as if someone took a trip, left the household behind, and put the servants in charge, giving each one aContinue reading “The Anticipation of the Season”

Why is Deception So Easy?

Part of the Advent Reading is in 2 Thessalonians. Today’s reading in 2 Thess. 2:1-12. The question here is this: Why is deception so easy? Paul writes encouragement to the Thessalonians because he wants them to know what is truth. He lets them know they don’t have to be so easily conned in this game of, “Here comesContinue reading “Why is Deception So Easy?”

Sleep in heavenly peace… HA!

There are so many myths to bust about how we view our sanitized versions of Christmas. The perfect Mary and Joseph. The clean straw. All that good stuff. We want our “meek and mild” Jesus. But Advent is a time to be reminded of Jesus coming again. And when he comes, it’s not so “quiet.”Continue reading “Sleep in heavenly peace… HA!”

COMFORT One Another With These Words

My last post had the text from 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. The last sentence is one that intrigues me. When we talk about Christ coming again, and then use this passage, it’s not usually in a comforting way. It’s usually to SCARE one another. “You better watch what you’re doing… JESUS IS COMING BACK!” “AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!” How doContinue reading “COMFORT One Another With These Words”