12 August, 2022

Study

August 14 | Sins of the Leaders

August 14 | Sins of the Leaders

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Since the call of this exilic prophet (in Ezekiel 1–3), the prophet had cried out against Israel’s idolatry and the sins of Israel’s leaders. The result was that leaders began persecuting Ezekiel. At this juncture “the word of the Lord” came to Ezekiel to cry out against those leaders.  

July 31 | Don’t Be Idle Wasting Time

July 17 | Be Alert for Christ’s Return

Reading Time: 4 minutes

This section on the return of Christ (beginning in 1 Thessalonians 4:13) is one of the longest in the New Testament. Evidently some of the believers felt as if those who had died before the return of Jesus would miss out on his second coming. Paul was writing to correct that fallacious thinking.  

July 31 | Don’t Be Idle Wasting Time

July 10 | Endurance Inspired by Faith

Reading Time: 3 minutes

It’s been said that the Christian life is not a sprint but a marathon. . . . One thing hindering the Thessalonian believers from enduring the race was confusion about the end times and return of Christ. Confusion about the future caused them uncertainty in the present.

June 26 | Be Ready for the Day of the Lord

June 26 | Be Ready for the Day of the Lord

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Joel and Obadiah each had something to say about the day of the Lord. For Joel it was the signal that God was turning a new page in history. . . . For Obadiah it was that all nations should take a cue from the defeat of Edom for how they treated God’s people.

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