The Great Cloud of Witnesses

Hebrews 11 lists some of the giants of the faith who surrendered much and suffered much for the promises of God. However, we are also told something shocking: though they endured tests, trials, and torments they did not receive the very things they suffered for.

How to Read the Psalms

To fully appreciate the Psalms, we should read them according to four perspectives. Not every Psalm contains all four of these perspectives, but a surprising number do and virtually every Psalm can be read from multiple perspectives. Using these perspectives helps us to recognize just how much is in each psalm.

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Central Themes of the Book of Revelation

Understanding the main themes of the book of Revelation is critical to studying the book. Most people assume the main themes of the book are subjects like the Antichrist and apocalyptic trouble. These certainly are themes in the book, but they are not the main themes. We must know the main themes in order to approach the book correctly.

The Outpouring of the Spirit and the Salvation of Israel

The outpouring of the Holy Spirit is far more than the beginning of the church. It represented a commitment by God to fulfill His promises to Israel and also gives us clues to how God is going to fulfill those promises. In the outpouring of the Spirit, God did not shift His plan from Israel to the nations, He invited the nations to participate in Israel’s story.

Life in the Nations During the Millennium

The Scripture predicts a time of peace and harmony when the Messiah is ruling over the nations. This time period is referred to as the “Millennium” because it lasts 1,000 years (Revelation 20:3) and descriptions of the Millennium include all the normal aspects of life we are accustomed to including

Joseph – A Profound Prophecy of God’s Plan

Joseph’s story is a stunning prophecy of Jesus’ life, ministry among the nations, and ultimate intention for Israel. It illustrates how the story of Israel and the gentiles is deeply intertwined because Joseph’s life serves to save both Egypt and Israel. In doing so, it prophecies of Jesus’ activity in the nations.

Three Reasons Teens Need Theology

The true study of theology is the passionate exploration of the most beautiful person in the universe. The reward for that study is more than knowledge. The reward is a greater understanding of God’s fiery love for us which fuels our love for Him.

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