June 2012

June 2012
INTRODUCTION – Ch. 24,25 are in response to a question of the disciples, as seen in vs. 3, “Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” Two weeks ago we looked at the context of this question and the beginning of Jesus’s long almost two chapter answer to this question and to the question they should have asked, but didn’t because they like us by nature are more interested in knowledge than they are proper responses to that knowledge.

For the sake of review I want to read what we covered two weeks ago; and then I want to read our first section for today = vs. 15-22 that introduces the subject of the coming Great Tribulation. Continue reading The Great Tribulation & Return or Second Coming of Christ – Matthew 24:15-51

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June 16, 2012

Tomorrow is Father’s Day. Since the original purpose of my very sporadic blog was to provide a resource for those who have God’s heart for their cities and want to see their cities thrive and prosper – I thought I would say a few words about the role of fathers in this effort. I’m one of those increasingly rare people in the U.S.A. who grew up with an intact engaged loving father, who 56 years later is still a positive force in my life, and who is still married to and in love with my mother after 66 years of marriage.

There is a growing (more in terms of influence, than numbers) movement led by radical homosexuals that is desperately trying to convince Americans that women can do just as good a job as men can in fathering or parenting children. They claim that children do not need a male father to grow up healthy and whole.
Well as one who has been fathered for 56 years; and who has fathered two children for 26 years & 21 years; and who has sought to encourage and help fathers over the last 30 or so years in my ministry in various places around the world; and who has for all those years stayed up on relevant writings and research about this issue… I want to share some reasons why this has to be one of the most foolish and foundation less claims in the history of our nation. Continue reading The Crucial Role of Fathers

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