4 Reasons We Should Study the Book of Revelation

I think many people avoid reading and studying the Book of Revelation because of its strangeness and the many controversies over its meaning in church history. But this article by Bible teacher Nancy Guthrie states the case that blessings are to be had from reading this wonderful book of the New Testament! From Crossway.org…………………….

https://www.crossway.org/articles/4-reasons-we-should-study-the-book-of-revelation/

The Resurrection’s Higher Math

This is a nice article from one of my favorite writers, Jared C. Wilson. Here, he points out how marvelous are God and His ways through an examination of Mark 12, where the Pharisees and Sadducees tried to stump Jesus in their question about who would the women be married to in heaven that had multiple husbands on earth. Interesting! From For The Church………………………

Can We Experience Eternal Life Today?

How God’s Spirit Helps Us See New Creation Now

One of the purposes behind this blog is to point people to great resources, websites, and blogs for encouragement, comfort, and spiritual growth. I don’t know why it has taken me so long to direct my readers to this site and ministry, but it is highly recommended! It is called Bible Project, and they have some of the most helpful and entertaining short videos on all kinds of Bible topics that I know. This article and video is on the now-available Kingdom of God. From BibleProject.com……………………..

https://bibleproject.com/blog/can-we-experience-eternal-life-today/

Our Most Destructive Assumption About Heaven

Here author and Bible scholar Randy Alcorn writes about one of his most important topics of interest: heaven and life after death. “If I could eliminate one belief about heaven, it would be the heresy that the physical world is an enemy of God’s redemptive plan rather than a central part of it.” From DesiringGod.org…………………………

https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/our-most-destructive-assumption-about-heaven

Your Life Comes From the Kingdom of Heaven — Dallas Willard

Your life comes from the kingdom of Heaven

But we get a totally different picture of salvation, faith, and forgiveness if we regard having life from the kingdom of the heavens now—the eternal kind of life—as the target. The words and acts of Jesus naturally suggest that this is indeed salvation, with discipleship, forgiveness, and heaven to come as natural parts. And in this, he only continues the teachings of the Old Testament. The entire biblical tradition from beginning to end is one of the intimate involvement of God in human life—or else alienation from it. That is the biblical alternative for life now. “The crooked man is an abomination to the Lord,” as the proverb sums it up, “but He is intimate with the upright” (Prov. 3:32 NAS).

From The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life in God. Copyright © 1997 by Dallas Willard. All rights reserved. Used with permission of HarperCollins Publishers.

Does Isaiah 65:17 Mean We Won’t Remember Our Previous Lives When We’re in Heaven?

Isaiah 65:17 says, “For behold, kI create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind.” But does that mean that we won’t remember anything about our previous lives on earth when we are in heaven? Randy Alcorn takes a stab at an answer here. From Eternal Perspectives Ministries……………..

https://www.epm.org/blog/2020/Nov/20/remember-previous-lives-heaven

3 Biblical Images of Shelter on Our Spiritual Journeys

I enjoy reading these little articles from Crosswalk. This one focuses on the image of shelter we can find in the Bible. Here is a takeaway for me: “When our journeys are difficult and our bodies remind us that this earth is not our permanent home, God does not leave us without help. He is always available to be a shelter for us to offer protection and grace.”

https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/bible-study/biblical-images-of-shelter-on-our-spiritual-journeys.html

not our home

This is a really great reminder that, though God is a good Father and wants us to enjoy our life now, our life here is only a hint of what is to come. As C.S. Lewis said, “‘The settled happiness and security which we all desire, God withholds from us by the very nature of the world:…Our Father refreshes us on the journey with some pleasant inns, but will not encourage us to mistake them for home.’” From Feeding on Christ………………