The View from the Mount of Olives – Study #5

(Jesus’ Great Prophetic Sermon) Prophetic truth which focuses on the future is intended to impact our lives in the present. This is evidenced in teachings throughout Scripture, and is seen in the parables of Jesus as He concluded the Olivet Discourse. Jesus answered the questions of His disciples about the coming Tribulation and His Second…

The View from the Mount of Olives – Study #4

(Jesus’ Great Prophetic Sermon) Prophetic truth has been given by God to impact us right now. Knowing it and believing it will affect the way we do life; the priorities we have and the decisions we make. It is not a surprise, therefore, that the majority of Jesus’ “Olivet Discourse” focuses on the application of…

Fret Not

Even though there is a lot to fret about these days, King David tells us not to do that. He says, “fret not because of evildoers” (Psa. 37:1). Good advice, but then what does he know about the unending lies and corruption in the leadership of our country; what does he know about the threats…

The View From the Mount of Olives – Study #3

(Jesus’ Great Prophetic Sermon) Jesus let His disciples know that the first half of the coming period of Tribulation would hit the world hard, but Israel would not be affected like others would be. He said, “you (Israel) will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars, see that you are not frightened, for those…

Being Loyal to the Lord

Being loyal is essential in having healthy relationships. Faithfulness to the other person is necessary for that relationship to thrive. Without loyalty, relationships quickly fall apart. I suspect that this matter of loyalty has come to my mind because of this time of year. The month of March? Yes. This is that all important time…

The View From the Mount of Olives – Study #2

(Jesus’ Great Prophetic Sermon) When Jesus declared that the Jerusalem Temple would be destroyed, His disciples naturally wanted to know the details. The Lord Jesus and four of the disciples sat down on the Mount of Olives, overlooking Jerusalem, and Jesus answered their questions. The disciples’ questions were about Temple destruction and Jesus’ Second Coming.…

The View From The Mount of Olives – Study #1

All Scripture is “God-breathed” and is, therefore, valuable for teaching us and correcting us. No Scripture is more inspired that any other. We know that the words of the Apostle Paul, or the prophet Isaiah, are equally inspired as the words of Jesus. But it does seem that people sit up straighter and listen more…