‘We Shall All Be Changed’

Pastors walk people to the edge of the world and watch them step away. With unbelievers I feel a kind of a dull thud. There is no grace left. God offered extravagant, measureless, priceless grace and they would have none of it. When believers step away, I feel wonder and a little bit of envy. I often think, What just happened here?

An Eternal Sunday Afternoon Nap?

Our everlasting life in the new heavens and new earth will wrap rest and work in the cloak of worship. To begin with, the most important thing about our rest will not be relief from earthly labors.

Oh, What a Beautiful City

In Scripture, God entices us with glimpses of our future home without ever giving us the kind of
realtor’s details we’d like. We learn that, like the patriarchs, we live now in tents and are “looking
forward to a city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.”

When We See Christ

In his cave on Patmos, John saw a revelation of the glorified Christ, whom we also shall see. He was robed in white with a golden sash, his hair was white as snow and his eyes blazed like fire. “His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters.” Stunning! Breathtaking! Knee-buckling! But that’s not all.

I Will Be Your Waiter

Did you realize that Jesus washing the feet of his disciples in the upper room was eschatology? According to Luke 12:37, the Lord Jesus lays aside his blood-dipped, gleaming white robe and golden sash to dress as a servant, and he begins to wait on us!

Pastors Go First

Pastors don’t have to always be upbeat, thank goodness, but we must be living displays of hope in Christ, hope here and now, and hope hereafter. We must be heavenly minded if we are to be of any earthly good. When David prayed for God’s protection in Psalm 16 he described the parapets of his security…