John Piper, in a sermon from Zechariah titled, There Shall Be a Fountain Opened: We began by suggesting that the main point of Zechariah’s prophecy is, “Fear not, for God purposes to do you good.” A very profitable way to read this book is to mark every verse where God says he is going to … More The Most Important Promise in Zechariah
December 24 Revelation 21 (ESV) The New Heaven and the New Earth 21:1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared … More December 24 Revelation 21
December 24 John 21:1-14 (ESV) Jesus Appears to Seven Disciples 21:1 After this Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias, and he revealed himself in this way. 2 Simon Peter, Thomas (called the Twin), Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together. 3 Simon Peter said … More December 24 John 21:1-14
December 24 Job 41:12-34 (ESV) 12 “I will not keep silence concerning his limbs, or his mighty strength, or his goodly frame. 13 Who can strip off his outer garment? Who would come near him with a bridle? 14 Who can open the doors of his face? Around his teeth is terror. 15 His back is made of  rows … More December 24 Job 41:12-34
December 24 Zechariah 10-14 (ESV) The Restoration for Judah and Israel 10:1 Ask rain from the Lord in the season of the spring rain, from the Lord who makes the storm clouds, and he will give them showers of rain, to everyone the vegetation in the field. 2 For the household gods utter nonsense, and the diviners see lies; they … More December 24 Zechariah 10-14
J.C.Ryle, with some beautiful words of encouragement from John 20:24-31 Nowhere, perhaps, in all the four Gospels, do we find this part of our Lord’s character so beautifully illustrated as in the story before our eyes. It is hard to imagine anything more tiresome and provoking than the conduct of Thomas, when even the testimony … More Jesus: Love that passes knowledge, and a patience that passes understanding.
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. I will cut off the chariot … More Piper: No people or tribe or tongue or nation excluded
Who has first given to me, that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole heaven is mine. —Job 41:11 ESV Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid? —Romans 11:35 Answer: Nobody. In other words, you can’t give to God anything that is not already his. If … More We can never give God anything that is not already his
Dr. Kim Riddlebarger: It should be perfectly clear that all those whose names are not written in the book of life and have been judged according to their deeds, failed to stand in that judgment, and are, therefore, cast into the lake of fire, which is an apocalyptic symbol for unending, conscious torment in the … More Is your name written in the book of life?
December 23 Revelation 20 (ESV) The Thousand Years 20:1 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit  and a great chain. 2 And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, 3 and threw him … More December 23 Revelation 20