Posts from 2014

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The Great Kingdom of Peace Has Begun

by Thomas Provost

Isaiah 9:6 – 7 – “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, […]

The Crown of Thorns

by Thomas Provost

The Crown of Thorns   “The thief on the cross looked at the man from Nazareth being crucified next to him and said, ‘Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom’ (Luke 23:42).  Somehow this man conceived of the crucified Jesus as ruling over a kingdom.  While the title on Christ’s cross – ‘The […]

God Becomes Human

by Thomas Provost

The following meditation is taken from the book “God Is In The Manger,” published by Westminster John Knox Press. “God becomes human, really human.  While we endeavor to grow out of our humanity, to leave our human nature behind us, God wants us also to become human – really human.  Whereas we distinguish between the […]

Which Christ?

by Thomas Provost

The following article is from the December 2014 edition of “TABLETALK” magazine published by Ligonier Ministries.  Burk Parsons wrote the article.  I believe that the message in this article is so important.  I hope that it encourages all followers of the Lamb.   “Christianity is a creedal religion.  You cannot separate Christianity from its ancient […]

Endless Hope

by Thomas Provost

Endless Hope We are studying the Book of Ecclesiastes at our Wednesday night Bible study and are learning that life may appear to be “just a vapor” or “elusive,” at times.  But our faith in Christ gives true meaning and enjoyment to our lives.  I find that death itself has lost its sense of dread […]

Why Study Revelation?

by Thomas Provost

“Look!  He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, including those who pierced Him.  And all the families of the earth will mourn over Him.  This is certain.  Amen” (Rev. 1:7 HCSB). “…the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ” (Titus 2:13 HCSB). […]

Apocalypsis – 2

by Thomas Provost

Revelation 1:1 – 8  Psalm 24  Explain:  – Four Main Perspectives:  Preterist, Historicist, Idealist and Futurist. Scripture Focus:  Revelation 1:1 – 8 – Review 1:1 – 3 Verse 1 “soon”  – 1 Peter 4:7, “The end (culmination) of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled…” 1. “Spiritual war takes place throughout the church age, […]

The Struggle

by Thomas Provost

The Struggle “My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous One…” – 1 John 2:1 (NET Bible)   “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, we […]

Apocalypsis – 1

by Thomas Provost

Introduction  Revelation 1:1 – 8 Background: Definition of “apokalypsis” is “to unveil,” “disclose,” “reveal,” “appear,” or “manifest.”  It means to draw back the curtain that all alike may see.  This is not a cryptic book. “One definition for “apocalyptic” is “the present addressed through parallels with the future.”  Therefore, the church in the present is […]

Psalm 34

by Thomas Provost

Psalm 34 Praise The Lord For His Goodness  Background 1 Samuel 21:10 – 15; Psalm 56  David Flees from Saul David’s growing reputation among the people as a warrior and leader incited Saul’s jealousy, and Saul began trying to kill David. David fled from Saul in Gibeah (1) and went to Samuel at Naioth in […]