Jesus speaks to the church in Smyrna, a church going through tribulation and poverty. But Jesus calls them rich. Study through the Bible what God says about persecution and struggle. His promises are true always. In our daily walk with Jesus, are we being salt and light in a dark world? Learn about the persecuted church throughout history and today, even as we see a changing tide toward Christianity in our culture. Reading these Scriptures, we set our eyes on Jesus, who overcame all sin and death.
What are people saying about prophecy today? In a time when some of the church is trending away from Biblical prophecy, we look to Jesus to learn His wisdom on the matter. In our study through 2 Peter 3, we consider the fact that a quarter of the Bible speaks on prophecy. Do not be duped by man’s wisdom; the Lord’s Judgment is to come. Learn the saving grace and faithful love of the Lord Jesus Christ, and His return.
For this year’s Prophecy Update we took an in-depth look at what is happening globally in connection with Bible prophecy, specifically related to the End Times. The study encompassed four main sections, starting with a look at Israel and why it is so important and central to Bible prophecy. The study continued by looking at prophecies of Israel related to Syria, Egypt, and Gaza. We closed out looking at an obscure prophecy from Isaiah 9:10 and a look at our nation and the pride that we are called to repent from. The night closed with an exhortation from Hebrews 12:5-15 that reminded us that God disciplines those whom He loves.
We have also created a PDF of the slides for the presentation for your use in taking notes and study:
Tonight we looked at the first 6 verses of Hebrews 11. We saw the often overlooked truth that in verse 3 we are the first people mentioned in the Hall of Faith as we believe that God spoke the worlds into existence.
Then we looked at the examples of faith in Abel and Enoch. We saw that Abel offered a more pleasing sacrifice to God, a sacrifice that followed God’s word. Then we examined Enoch and his testimony that he walked with God and pleased God.
We were challenged by Pastor Brett to be a people that desire to bring God pleasure with the whole of our lives (Revelation 4:11).
This morning, we delve further into 2 Thessalonians as it relates to end times. We turn our attention to what the Bible says about the antichrist, a man of sin and a son of perdition.
Tonight, we wrap up 1 Thessalonians and continue our study of end times. Pastor Brett speaks on why the rapture needs to happen, and he discusses the 22 commandments we see in 1 Thessalonians 5.
In our study through 1 Thessalonians, we have seen Paul as an evangelist and as a pastor, and tonight we see him as a pillar. Pastor Brett talks about those who are pillars - people who are solid in their faith and trust in the Lord. We learn the importance of having such individuals in our lives.
As we continue our series through Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians, we focus on 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. We learn that God tells us we are not to be ignorant of certain things, specifically the rapture of the church.
This evening we start out the new year by taking a closer look at Bible prophecy. Pastor Brett discusses what has taken place in recent months with churches around the globe, current events and how it all relates to what the Bible says about end times.
This evening, we start out the new year by taking a closer look at Bible prophecy. Pastor Brett discusses what has taken place in recent months with churches around the globe, current events and how it all relates to what the Bible says about end times.
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