The End Is Near

[From the original version]

You have heard the expression: “Things have to get worse before they get better.” Jesus describes the end times in this way. There are many indicators that today’s world resembles the picture that Jesus makes. However, speculation about the time of the end distracts from the personal work that still needs to be done right now.

The end can always be near—the end of your life uncommitted totally to the Lord; the end of resentment, pain, confusion. Once you have died to yourself and are alive in Jesus, you are in heaven. You need not worry when “the curtain comes down” on everything. Watch for the signs that come your way telling you that you need more trust in the Lord.

Mark 13:14–37

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Fridays are dedicated to the Gospels. This year, we generally read
from the Gospel of Mark, this season, chapters 10 to 16.

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That Beautiful Something

[From the original version of the book]

Stand before the Lord at the end of your life. Is there some contribution you wished you could have made for the world? You are not dead yet. There is time for you to discover more clearly, what you could do to make a difference for the Lord in a world so indifferent to God.

Take this suggestion as you read the warning that Paul makes against idleness. It is not about being busy for the sake of being busy; rather it means to keep at your life-work—that beautiful something that you and only you can make for God.

Keep company with those who have a life, because they live life for the Lord.

2 Thessalonians 3

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Thursdays are dedicated to the letters of Paul, other letters,
the Book of Acts, and the Book of Revelation.
In season of Kingdomtide this year,
we read 1 and 2 Thessalonians; Revelation 4—11.

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A Kite of Praises

I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever;
    with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known
    through all generations. Psalm 89:1

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[From the version for families with children]

Here are verses of praise and wonder at our God.  The majesty and power of God arelifted verse after verse.  Each one is meant to carry us upward in worship of God, like a kite that catches fresh wind and soars ever higher.  Can I make a pun? …Worsh-up!

The sacred writer is completing the purpose of the creation of all of us—to praise, reverence and serve our God.  Join with creation and with all those praying this psalm with you today.  In your heart, be part of a whole community without walls that is praising God today.  I suggest that you keep your Bible near you so that you can take a verse or two of this psalm and pray it many different times of the day.  Then your whole day will be filled with those fresh bursts of wind that will keep you life, like a kite, soaring very high!

Psalm 89

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We follow a reading of the Psalms in numerical order.

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