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A Christmas Promise: Light and Life to All He Brings

From “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing,” the first two verses of the third stanza read as follows: Hail, the heav’nborn Prince of Peace! Hail, the Sun of Righteousness! Light and life to all He brings, Ris’n with healing in His wings. “The heav’nborn Prince of Peace” is obviously the Messiah (see Isaiah 9:6), but our […]

Scriptural Quotations with Time Divisions of the Tribulation

These notes were taught at my church on March 3, 2017, clarifying a number of time references we had seen in our study of Revelation. First Half of the Tribulation Days Rev 11:3: “they will prophesy for 1,260 days” One Week Dan 9:27: “he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week”   […]

Our Blessed Hope

The passages below speak of the appearing, revelation, and coming of Christ. Were we to transliterate the Greek words in each verse below, we could speak of Christ’s epiphany (appearing), apocalypse (revelation), and parousia (coming). While these terms make for an interesting study, especially when used other passages, it encourages us first and foremost to […]


Differences Between Two Gatherings of the Saints in the End Times

There are some similarities between the pretribulational rapture and post-tribulational gathering of the saints. For instance, trumpets are sounded (pre: 1 Cor 15:52; post: Matt 24:31;), and a resurrection takes place (pre: 1 Thess 4:16; post: Isa 26:19; Dan 12:2; Rev 20:5). Despite these similarities, however, there a number of differences between these two events, […]


A Chronology for the Events in Daniel 9

As with my last post, I realize that not everyone studies their Bibles and comes to a premillennial and pretribulational understanding of end times. However, my own study has led to such conclusions, which is true of my church, and here are some notes from my study this past couple of weeks. The chronology below […]

How Daniel 9:24–27 Helps Us Understand Mark 13:14–23

I realize that not everyone shares my conviction of a premillennial and pretribulational understanding of what will take place in the future. I do, as does my church, and we have been working through the Olivet Discourse in Mark 13. For any curious readers, I would encourage being a Berean and looking up the verses […]

Prophecy: To Be Continued . . .

Mark 13:11 promises that followers of Jesus will be given words by the Spirit to speak when they stand before civil and religious authorities in the context of persecution. Below is but a brief theological explanation as to why this promise is not for us today but for those in the Tribulation, a time of […]

A Description of the Signs and Coming of Jesus from the Parallel Accounts of the Olivet Discourse

The parallel passages described together below are Matthew 24–25, Mark 13:1–37, and Luke 21:5–36. Matthew adds a number of parables to the section that are not recorded in Mark or Luke, and Luke gives a number of details that are not recorded in Matthew or Mark. Matthew 24:1–3; Mark 13:1–4; Luke 21:5–7 The disciples pointed […]

An Overview of Mark 13:1–37

From Mark itself and no cross-references, here are my own notes in breaking apart and understanding Mark 13 as a whole. Jesus foretold the destruction of the temple (Mark 13:1–2), provoking two questions by four of the disciples about the timing of the final judgment: “when will these things be, and what will be the […]

The Resurrection in the Old Testament

The Sadducees harassed Jesus over the resurrection, a matter they rejected (Mark 12:18–27). They held that no more than the Pentateuch was Scripture and thus dismissed many passages on the resurrection. Roughly 2,000 B.C., Job implied a resurrection when he stated, “And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall […]