The archives of The Sun Will Rise, organized by month.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

I've been super busy with my kitchen renovation the past couple of days - painting, painting, and more painting. It's amazing what some fresh paint and new cabinet hardware (courtesy of IKEA) will do to a kitchen! I'll post some before and after pics on my photo gallery when I've completed everything.

Well, this coming Monday starts a 3-week-long change in my schedule. I'm helping David Sliker as a teaching assistant for his "Biblical Foundations of Eschatology" class at FSM. This semester we have almost two hundred students taking the class. David lectures Monday through Wednesday, but my favorite part of the class happens on Thursdays when we split up all of the students into small groups for discussion. It's amazing to see how even over three weeks the students are stirred to greater hunger to understand the leadership of Jesus at the end of the age.

I'm a big end-times guy, but not for the reasons you might expect. I am not interested in a bunch of facts, figures, and charts about when Jesus is coming back or how intense the sixth seal will be. But I am interested in understanding the Man behind the facts and the sixth seal. The study of the end-times can't be diminished to charts, timing, and who goes where, when. The book of Revelation is not the revelation of the antichrist or the revelation of the judgments of God. Revelation 1:1 tells us exactly what the whole book is about. "The Revelation of Jesus Christ". The study of the end-times is not just for the scholarly or learned. It's for every believer, because the knowledge of Jesus is for every believer. Studying it should give us zeal to pursue the first commandment - it should propel us into deeper love and devotion to Jesus.

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Monday, October 1, 2007

Time for a little fun before I dive back into my prophetic music series this week. Ron recently posted this 10-question quiz to determine which action hero you are. Some of the questions were a little... umm... interesting, but I pressed on nonetheless because I wanted to see if my superhero could beat out Ron as MacGyver.

What are you?

I, apparently, am Chuck Norris.

"You are Chuck Norris. You fight for truth and justice with a custom truck and a never-ending supply of roundhouse kicks to the face! At the peak of your career you had your own cartoon, but what you'll be remembered for is a never ending supply of internet one-liners."

AH! I would want to be MacGyver any day over Chuck Norris! MacGyver probably has a better chance of making it through the Great Tribulation by hiding himself in some magnetically shielded underground super tank, avoiding all the antichrist forces and demon locusts... :)

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