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Here is the list of bible readings for October 2008. We are beginning a new 3 year cycle through the Bible. Feel free to post your comments, questions or observations. Learn more about the SOAP method of bible reading here.
1. Genesis 1
2. Genesis 2
3. Genesis 3
4. Genesis 4
5. Genesis 5
6. Genesis 6
7. Genesis 7 Read the rest of this entry »
SCRIPTURE: Revelation 20
When it comes to interpreting the details of this book, I get bogged down and confused by the details (if you are looking for clarity from the Pastor, I will disappoint you). When people talk about the end-times, about the rapture and the millennium and the 144,000 and the beast and the dragon, etc., I find myself hesitant to get into it. Not that I don’t believe the vision, it’s just that I am not sure that the discussion is helpful. Read the rest of this entry »
SCRIPTURE: Revelation 19
Ever since we saw the vision of Jesus (the Lamb) opening the scroll (God’s plan of kingdom restoration), we have seen how Jesus will accomplish the victory against Satan, sin, death and hell. The many visions contain striking and frightening images and symbols that represent very real events. But the punch line throughout is the same: VICTORY! Read the rest of this entry »
SCRIPTURE: Revelation 18
Will the political, economic systems of the world as we know them today last forever? Can we assume that the U.S. will always remain the leading super-power, that English will always remain the main language, that whites will always remain the privileged group in society, that democratic freedoms as we know them will remain, that Christianity will remain the largest world religion? No doubt Rome expected to thrive forever, but eventually things changed. What will the world look like in 50 years? Maybe very different from today. Read the rest of this entry »