'Judgement Day' Tagged Posts

'Judgement Day' Tagged Posts

JUDGMENT DAY EVERY DAY

These final Sundays of the time-honored, liturgical church year point us to the end of this present world and to the day of God’s just judgment.    Jesus’ disciples once asked:  “When will these things be?” Jesus answered:  “Of that day and hour knoweth no man.” In another sense, there is a judgment that goes on every day.  Here we stand on our clump of dust in our own little corner of the world in our own time, graced by…

WAITING AND WATCHING

Do you remember Edgar C. Whisenant?   That’s OK.  Like countless others, he had his 15 minutes of fame. Edgar C. Whisenant, was a former NASA engineer and Bible student who predicted the Rapture would occur in 1988, sometime between Sept. 11 and Sept. 13.   He published two books about this, 88 Reasons Why the Rapture Will Be in 1988 and On Borrowed Time. Eventually, 300,000 copies of 88 Reasons were mailed free of charge to ministers across America, and 4.5…

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO KING DAVID

In one of those slam dunk moments, Jesus quizzes the Pharisees:  “What do you think about the Christ?  Whose Son is He?” “Piece of cake,” they imply.  “The Son, that is the Descendant, of David.”  Any Jew with two brain cells functioning knew this.  When Messiah, the Christ, finally came, He would be a Descendant from the family tree of Israel’s greatest king, King David.  God had promised David an everlasting king on an everlasting throne in an everlasting kingdom…

“SURVIVORS OF THE FOG”

Years ago in Canada, a friend was celebrating 25 years in the pastoral ministry.    On our way back from a conference on the East coast, one of the other preachers in the van asked with a wink:  “So, Tom, after 25 years what was your greatest achievement in the ministry?” With his mustache curled upward in a comic snarl, Tom said:  “I survived!” The older a Christian gets, the wiser that remark seems.  We stumble and fall many times on…