Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
The following Bible Truth cards are intended to help us grow in our faith and go with our faith to others. They are not intended to pass judgment on anyone’s faith, rather their purpose is to point us to Scripture for our answers, trusting that God says what he means. The questions and answers are focused on topics that are essential to our understanding of God’s love for us. As you read each of the Bible passages, think about all that God has done for you. Count all your blessings; family, friends, food, freedom, etc., but most of all the blessing of realizing you are a sinner whose sins are forgiven by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. Think about his abundant love for you as he provides all these blessings by his grace and not because you have done anything to earn them. When we understand God’s word and trust that what he says is true, our hearts and minds will be changed, wanting to follow him and his commandments rather than our own selfish desires.
It is in God’s inerrant Word where we find all our answers, so it is very important to open our Bibles and read the referenced passages and others that you find relevant to the topic. Share your cards with others and ask for more at any time. They will also be located on our church website. If you would like an additional binder for someone else, please contact Pastor or an Elder. It is hoped that you will find these Bible Truths both inspiring and uplifting. May God bless you and keep you in the one true faith.
John 20:31: But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
Revelation, a study of the end times
It is vital for a reader of Revelation to keep in mind the theme “Jesus Wins”. Why should were member this? Because God wrote the book of Revelation to give believers encouragement and comfort for the last days. People often misinterpret the figurative language God uses as literal events that must happen before the Last Day such as, Armageddon, the Rapture, and1000 year reign of Jesus. God warns in scripture of false teachers from the beginning to the end of time. God also warns believers of the Antichrist who will deceive many. Therefore it is vital to grow in God’s Word so that one can easily recognize false teachers.
Revelation is written in figurative language to show believers the true spiritual devastation and suffering the devil intends for mankind. The Devil is like a wolf in sheep’s clothing. He does not want His true intentions known. False teachers are recognized because they add to or subtract from God’s Word in addition to denying that Jesus is the Christ, our Savior.
As you read Revelation remember that Jesus has won the war. Keep focused on Jesus and your heavenly home. Jesus will strengthen you in the face of all persecution. We are living in the end times by God’s grace. Believers do not fear the end times, they look forward to the eternal life God promised them.
What a blessing Revelation is for believers! God assures them that Jesus has defeated Satan once and for all. Since Jesus wins, so do all believers!
Bible Truths – © Developed by the Elders of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church – WELS, Bemidji, MN 2017