Keeping Watch

“Keep your shirts on; keep the lights on! Be like house servants waiting for their master to come back from his honeymoon, awake and ready to open the door when he arrives and knocks. Lucky the servants whom the master finds on watch! He’ll put on an apron, sit them at the table, and serve them a meal, sharing his wedding feast with them. It doesn’t matter what time of the night he arrives; they’re awake—and so blessed!”
(Luke 12:35-38, The Message)

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The Building of the Third Temple: Redeeming the Time

Since 70 CE, Jews have been pushing for the building of the Third Temple1, after both Solomon’s Temple and the Second Temple were ruined by Nebuchadnezzar II2 and the Roman Empire3. These Orthodox Jews have already created the tools and “ritual vessels” for the new temple, and claim that until this temple is created, they do not have the Shekina (Divine Presence) in the world4. Continue reading

Prayer for Church Shooting in Tennessee

On Sunday, a migrant walked into Burnett Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, Tennessee, and shot 8 people. One of them, a woman named Melanie Smith, was killed in this barbaric event.

Without politicizing it, will you pray with me for each person who has been affected by Church shootings, like this one?

“Dear Lord Jesus,
We know these are the end times. We know that violence was prophesied to be apart of these end times (Matthew 24:12). But knowing this does not take away the hurt, Lord Jesus.

Dear Jesus,
We pray in Your Name over every single person affected by this church shooting, and church shootings such as these. Please bring these people to know You, if they do not already. 

Father,
We beg of You to redeem even this event, and use it for Your Glory. Comfort our brothers and sisters in Christ.

In Jesus’ Name we pray,
Amen.”

True Doctrine: Keeping the Truth of Christ in Christmas

Over the holiday season, there was much news to be had. #BringBackOurGirls protesters took to the streets of Abuja city, calling for residents and the president to both remember the Chibok girls and to advocate for their rescue/release. Though they were barricaded from entering Jonathan’s presidential villa, these protesters succeeded in making their voices heard early Christmas morning.

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