What difference would it make if you woke each morning with the daily expectation of Jesus’s return — His coming for His bride the Church, the Rapture? What difference would it make if you made a conscious effort every day to lift your eyes to the sky and seriously ask, “Will this be the day?” It would keep you consciously living in light of eternity, living on the edge of this world and what’s coming. It would lead you to live expectantly!
Scripture reference: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
We are no longer one nation under God. The psalmist asked, “When the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Though a man just like us, Elijah faced the challenge of crumbling foundations in Israel – morally, spiritually, and politically. We have much to learn from him about how to deal with the challenge of living in a country of fallen foundations. The message of his life was “My God is Yahweh”, and armed with that conviction he confronted and overcame the challenge of crumbling foundations.
Scripture reference: 1 Kings 18:1-46
In this passage Paul gives a remarkable description of his life. Looking back over his life, he offers a description few could boast. In essence, he says, “No regrets!” This message examines what it looks like for a Christian to live with no regrets, or, at least as few as possible. Everyone’s life is being poured out into something. What is your life being poured out into?
Scripture reference: 2 Timothy 4:6-8
The story of Mary of Bethany is a lesson in complete surrender and selfless devotion to Christ. Jesus said of Mary, “She did what she could!” Mary did what she did because she had a perception of Christ that even the apostles at this point lacked. She knew that He was worthy of extravagant love. She gained this knowledge of Christ by sitting at His feet. When Jesus is your treasure, you will spend your life in selfless devotion to Him.
Scripture reference: John 12:1-11; Matthew 26:6-13