December 24: “I Don’t Need a Mansion in Heaven”

There are so many misconceptions about our eternal home. It’s often beneficial to step back and look a little more closely at what the Bible has to say about that place.

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March 24: “Anxiety and Dreaming About Heaven”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Exodus 35 John 14 Proverbs 11 Ephesians 4 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “Don’t let your heart be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if not, I would have told you. I am going away to prepare a place […]

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June 5: “Araunah’s Threshing Floor and the Temple”

2 Minute Read + links to 2 more articles TODAY’S BIBLE READING: 2 Samuel 23:24–24:25 Acts 3:1-26 Psalm 123:1-4 Proverbs 16:21-23 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): 2 Samuel 24:25 (CSB): “He built an altar to the LORD there and offered burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. Then the LORD was receptive to prayer for the land, and the […]

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March 6: “Was the Jerusalem Temple Really Destroyed? Completely?”

19 Minute Read + pictures and a video (Edited version of “Conspiracy Theories and the Location of the Jerusalem Temple” that I wrote on December 6, 2018.) TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Numbers 6:1–7:89 Mark 12:38–13:13 Psalm 49:1-20 Proverbs 10:27-28 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Mark 13:1-2 (CSB): “As he was going out of the temple, one of his disciples […]

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Conspiracy Theories and the Location of the Jerusalem Temple

Conspiracy theories abound! There are plenty of folks who would have us to think that what we believe to be true is … well … not true. They want us to think that they know things that are bizarre but could change our perspective completely if we knew what they knew. Well I’m not someone […]

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Our Trip to Israel: The Model City

This is a very helpful place in Jerusalem. It is a 1:50 scale model of Jerusalem as it was during Jesus’ time on earth. Here are some pictures and videos: The City of David is in the southeast part of the first century Jerusalem.

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Our Trip to Israel: Knesset and the Big Menorah

Our first stop for the day was the Menorah in the governmental area of Jerusalem. The menorah is one of the symbols of the State of Israel. Then we turned around and our guide told us about the Israeli ruling body that meets across the street. According to Wikipedia, “The Knesset is the unicameral national […]

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Our Trip to Israel: Temple Mount

This place is special? But, maybe you don’t know the Biblical story of this site, the place where the Temple once resided. Stay with me as I unpack some Bible passages. I believe that when you arrive at the end of this post, you will have seen a fascinating truth in Scripture that you won’t […]

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Our Trip to Israel: Via Dolorosa

While it is not certain, this is possibly the road that Jesus walked down with the cross upon His back. It was on this road, if this is the right one, that Jesus fell under the weight of His cross and someone was compelled to help Him. Mark 15:20–22 “And when they had mocked him, they […]

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Our Trip to Israel: The Western Wall

The Jews come here regularly to pray. It is part of the original wall from Herod’s temple complex when Jesus was on earth. This wall is extra special to the Jews because it was the wall that the Holiest of Holies was nearest when the temple rested atop this structure. But, the fact that this […]

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