Posts with the tag “prophecy”

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The Seal Judgments
May 5th, 2024
Revelation 6:1-17For two chapters we’ve visualized the scene at God’s heavenly throne room. This majestic, awe-inspiring scene reminds us that no matter who is governing on earth, God the Father reign...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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The Heavenly Throne Room of God
April 28th, 2024
Revelation 4-5As we follow Christ in a wicked world, we may feel oppressed and even persecuted for our faith. This struggle intensifies when the power structures of this world line up against us, infl...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Discovering Malachi
April 14th, 2024
Background InformationThis book was written by a man named Malachi. We know nothing significant about this man other than that he wrote this book. “By Malachi,” in 1:1, means literally “by the hand of...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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The Dying Church at Sardis
April 14th, 2024
Revelation 3:1-6This letter is the fifth in a series of seven letters written to churches in Asia Minor at the end of the first century AD. In these letters, John gave a personal message from Christ t...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Discovering Zechariah
April 7th, 2024
Background InformationThe author of this book is Zechariah (1:1). He was “the son of Berechiah and the grandson of Iddo, who was also a prophet (1:1). Zechariah began his prophetic ministry in the eig...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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The Corrupt Church at Thyatira
April 7th, 2024
Revelation 2:18-29This letter is the fourth in a series of seven letters written to churches in Asia Minor at the end of the first century AD. In these letters, John gave a personal message from Chris...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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What the Old Testament Says about the Resurrection
March 31st, 2024
We know that the New Testament (NT) teaches the fact and reality of the resurrection, teaching which includes the foremost resurrection of Jesus Christ, the eventual resurrection of all believers, and...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Discovering Haggai
March 17th, 2024
Background InformationWe know surprisingly little about the author of this book, the prophet Haggai. Though he is named nine times in the book (1:1, 3, 12, 13; 2:1, 10, 13, 14, 20) and twice in the hi...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Discovering Nahum
February 25th, 2024
Background InformationA man named Nahum (1:1) delivered this message, a man from the city of Elkosh. This city (later renamed Elcesi) was located in southern Judah, near Moresheth, where the prophet M...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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The Loveless Church in Ephesus
February 25th, 2024
Revelation 2:1-7Have you ever been surprised? Have you ever been rudely awakened or jolted out of sleep? Has anyone ever jumped out of a corner to scare you or has anything ever happened around you as...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Discovering Micah
February 18th, 2024
Background InformationThis book and message was given by a man named Micah, who lived and served as a prophet during the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, the Southern Kingdom of I...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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An Empowering Vision: John's Commission to Write
February 18th, 2024
Revelation 1:9-20We rarely stay close to people from early in life. That’s why we go to high-school reunions, to reconnect with people we haven’t seen for a long time. Though these times of regatherin...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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The Prologue to Revelation
February 11th, 2024
Revelation 1:1-8We call the first eight verses of Revelation a prologue, which serves as a foreword that sets up the rest of the book. This introduction divides into two halves: the first gives the so...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Background Notes on Revelation
February 4th, 2024
Believers should be just as familiar with Revelation as they are with any other book of the Bible, but in a thoughtful and responsible way that resists the urge to be sensational or scared. Understood...  Read More
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Discovering Obadiah
January 7th, 2024
Background InformationObadiah is the shortest, smallest book in the Old Testament, containing only twenty-one verses. About the messenger, named Obadiah, we know almost nothing. His name means “servan...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Discovering Joel
December 10th, 2023
Though not the shortest of the Minor Prophets (Obadiah and Haggai are one and two chapters respectively), the three-chapter book of Joel is still quite brief, consisting of only three chapters. And wh...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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O Come, O Come Emmanuel
December 10th, 2023
Isaiah 7:14In 1999, George Bell, CEO of the search engine Excite (second largest at the time, only behind Yahoo), turned down a game-changing offer, the opportunity to purchase a young startup called ...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Discovering Hosea
December 3rd, 2023
This book begins our study of what are called the Minor Prophets. By “minor,” though, we do not mean “less important.” Instead, we are referring to those Old Testament books of prophecy which are smal...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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O Little Town of Bethlehem
December 3rd, 2023
Micah 5:2When we scan news headlines, local or worldwide, we are reminded of the sad reality that our world is in turmoil. We find little to encourage us, wonder when this turmoil will end, and feel t...  Read More
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Discovering Daniel
November 27th, 2023
Some of the most well-known Bible stories and often-discussed Bible prophecies come from this Old Testament (OT) book. But what is the purpose of this book? Why were these stories and prophecies given...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Discovering Ezekiel
November 12th, 2023
Of the four major prophets – Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel – Ezekiel may seem like the most unfamiliar and elusive. In reality, however, it may be one of the most familiar, since a large amoun...  Read More
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Discovering Jeremiah
November 5th, 2023
Jeremiah is the longest prophetic book in the Bible and the second longest book in all of Scripture, behind only Psalms. What is the purpose for this outsized prophetic record?Background InformationJe...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Discovering Isaiah
October 22nd, 2023
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Discovering Lamentations
October 15th, 2023
Like the Song of Solomon, Lamentations is uncomfortable to read, but it is uncomfortable for a very different reason. Whereas Song of Solomon is awkward and uncomfortable due to its openly romantic ma...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Discovering Kings
June 11th, 2023
Like the book of Samuel, Kings was written as one complete book (though our English Bible divides it into two). It provides a continuation of Israel’s history from the end of David’s reign to the midd...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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The Origin and Organization of the Bible
March 21st, 2023
Scripture was provided for us by God through inspiration. (1 Tim 3:16) The words themselves carried a “God-breathed” quality.God provided his inspired words to us through prophets. (2 Pet 1:20-21)OT –...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller

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