I am excited about sharing with you once again. I have not been able to post in awhile, but my heart has been here, and my prayers for all who love to blog and share God's Word online. I thank God for the opportunity to share His Word with others. My life with God is a faith walk, and living by faith means, living by faith too. Our God is in sovereign control of all the events of this earth. . .
Then how can I explain why bad things happen? How can I resolve the ringing question, "Why, God?" I did not say our Father has explained Himself. . .I said our Father has planned or permitted the events of this earth. He has no obligation to explain Himself. The Creator does not explain why to the created. It would be like a brilliant potter explaining himself to a mass of soft clay. Wow! That is good!
"Then Job answered the LORD, and said,
I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee."
"Re-Building God's Temple" Subject:Re-Building the Temple First:Scripture Reading: Ezra and NehemiahSeventy years had passed and the city lay in ruins. Its walls were broken down and the gates burned with fire. Nehemiah would refer to the once majestic Jerusalem as a city lying in "waste" (Nehemiah 2:17). Cyrus king of Persia, stirred up in spirit by the Lord, decreed that the people could return from the land of captivity to their home in Judah (Ezra 1). Along with 5,400 articles of gold and silver taken from the temple seven decades earlier, the captives made the long journey to Zion. The year was 536 B. C. Worship was restored at Jerusalem and the restoration of the Temple began (Ezra 3). The foundation was laid with great ceremony and old men weeping for the glory of the first Temple. Resistance to the building arose and work stopped nearly sixteen years. Finally in 520 B. C. the rebuilding of the Temple began in earnest and completed in 516 B. …
Jesus' death, burial, resurrection, and ascensionJesus' Burial: Part 2DAY 2: Sharing MoreWhen Jesus came out of that grave several days later, it was no hoax or fabricated story. In addition to all the people who saw Him die on the Cross, the following individuals and groups verified that His dead body was in the tomb before the stone was permanently sealed by an officer from the Roman court of law:Joseph of Arimathea carefully laid Him inside the tomb.Nicodemus provided the embalming solutions, assisted in embalming Him, and helped Joseph of Arimathea lay Him in His place in the tomb.Mary Magdalene and Mary, the mother of Joses, lovingly examined His body and carefully contemplated every aspect of the burial site to ensure everything was done properly and respectfully.Rome's official officer ordered the stone rolled back. Then he went into the tomb and examined the body of Jesus to verify that it was Jesus and that He was really dead. The chief priests a…