Fred Rogers used to sing to us about how wonderful a day it was in his neighborhood; but very few of us live in such a setting. Our neighborhoods are sometimes anything but beautiful. However, we are called to demonstrate the beauty of true community as followers of Jesus. David describes the loveliness of this […]
The promise of the Bible seems to be that if a person structures his life after Jesus’ pattern, he will definitely suffer for it. The Christian life is not meant to be easy or understood. So how does one live that way? We are told to “be strong and brave” but what does that look […]
Daniel’s final vision concludes with comforting words. Daniel has been hearing about the future in store for his people, the nation of Israel. There was more in store than just a return to the land. Yes, there would be more trouble and days of testing. At the end, however, God will have the final word. […]
The message given to Daniel was one of exacting detail. God wanted to encourage Daniel that in spite of all that would occur, there was a plan to bring Israel and her people safely into the place where God’s presence and blessings would be personally felt and experienced. In the midst of struggle and trouble, […]
How should we relate to history: ignore it and be forced to relearn its lessons, OR look at it so intently that we forget to live in the present? There is a balance that can be maintained! When we face difficulty, we often question whether there is a plan in place. Maybe life is just […]
Life is hard; that is one of the harsh realities of life. But Daniel teaches us that we are not alone in the midst of the hardships of life. God is ever present to give us strength. Listen as Daniel learns these lessons; and learn them for your life, too!
Have you ever asked a question, gotten an answer, and then had to have the answer explained? Sometimes just “having the answer” isn’t enough! Daniel was praying about the situation his nation faced, and the answers were not adding up the way he thought they should. How good it is to have a God that […]
A promise is powerful. Those waiting for promises to be fulfilled will often remind the one who made the promise so that the fulfillment can come more quickly. Those keeping promises find satisfaction in providing what was meant to be had all along. In Daniel 9, we learn about how Daniel discovered God’s promises and […]
Some situations in life generate questions. It is nice when there are answers; but some answers just generate more questions! In Daniel 8, Daniel sees another vision about future events. This vision generates questions, and some of them are answered. Join us today as we take comfort in the fact that God gives answers!
Have you ever thought about the game Hide and Seek in connection with The Apocalypse? The word “apocalypse” merely means to make hidden things known. Hide and Seek has the “come out, come out wherever you are” feature to make hidden things revealed. They DO go together! Looking at the hidden things of the future […]