How to seek God in the new year – 2 Thessalonians 3, Part 4

Editor’s Note: Once again I welcome David Hundert as guest blogger this week! Thanks David, for filling in for me. In this four-part series, David concludes our Advent 2021 series, Ready for the Return, in which we studied 2 Thessalonians. How to seek God is even more evident, more important, and even more critical asContinue reading “How to seek God in the new year – 2 Thessalonians 3, Part 4”

How Advent inspires us to share the good news about Jesus – 2 Thessalonians 3, Part 1

Editor’s Note: Once again I welcome David Hundert as guest blogger this week! Thanks David, for filling in for me. In this four-part series, David concludes our Advent 2021 series, Ready for the Return, in which we studied 2 Thessalonians. Consider this irony: In 2019, if you stayed home and did nothing, you were consideredContinue reading “How Advent inspires us to share the good news about Jesus – 2 Thessalonians 3, Part 1”

How an ancient case of identity theft can help us get ready for Jesus’ return – 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12, Part 3

We hear about identity theft frequently, and more than likely, you’ve experienced it yourself. A couple years ago, a person created a fake Gmail account, impersonated me, and emailed my staff, asking them to send gift cards to help a needy person. Thankfully, my staff questioned the veracity of this, alerted me, and we contactedContinue reading “How an ancient case of identity theft can help us get ready for Jesus’ return – 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12, Part 3”

What is “The Rapture”? (and why I think that is the wrong question) – 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12, Part 2

Do you believe in the rapture? Maybe you’re reading this and wondering, “What is the rapture?” In our Advent 2021 study of 2 Thessalonians, we’ve learned that Paul is teaching the Thessalonian Christians about the second advent of Jesus.  He describes it in 2 Thessalonians 2, verse 1 as a day in the future whenContinue reading “What is “The Rapture”? (and why I think that is the wrong question) – 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12, Part 2″

Why “advent” is a surprisingly good word describing the appearance of Jesus – 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12, Part 1

We live in a culture where what we see and hear can so easily be manipulated, deceiving us into believing something that is false.  Have you heard of deep fakes?  That is video technology in which you can make videos of people saying whatever you want them to say, and it really looks like aContinue reading “Why “advent” is a surprisingly good word describing the appearance of Jesus – 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12, Part 1″

Is it impossible to be ready for Jesus?

At Faith Church we have an informal running group, and over the last few years we have done numerous 5ks, two half-marathons, and two marathons together, as well as some races individually. When we are training for the longer runs, one of the guys and I will meet up once or twice a week forContinue reading “Is it impossible to be ready for Jesus?”