Next Things

Next Things

Pursue New Creation Living

2 Peter 3:10-18 We learn in these verses that a seismic change is coming. The entire physical world as we know it will be consumed by fire and a new heavens and new earth will appear. This physical change will come with a moral change as the values of this world are swept away, replaced by a kingdom of righteousness. This change has profound consequences for how we should…

Skepticism Forgets

2 Peter 3:1-9 Skeptics insist that the natural world is self-sufficient, sustaining itself according to physical laws that are predictable. They are certain that the world will not end as a result of God’s final judgment. There is nothing new about skepticism. Peter knew that scoffers would come, saying: “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell…

After Death

Luke 16:19-31 Here is a story of two men; one was filthy rich and lived lavishly. He lived for the here and now, and he made the most of his life. The other man, Lazarus, had nothing going for him: he was poor, disabled, ill, and tormented by wild dogs. And then suddenly their situations are reversed; death takes the poor man to heaven and the rich to hell. All around us…