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Bible study is essential to our Christian walk. As we study God's Word, our personal relationship with God grows deeper and deeper. It empowers us to live for the Lord in every aspect of our lives. This is what has inspired me to do an online Bible study.

Many years ago my husband introduced me to a commentary on the book of Colossians and I was so blessed as the Scripture came to life before my very eyes. Since that day we have developed an extensive library and enjoy studying God's Word.

I have prepared some Bible studies that I would like to share with you. My prayer is that they will bless you as much as they have blessed me in preparing them. I pray your life is touched and that it would inspire you to live every moment of every day for Christ.

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Watching for Christ's return

The end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers. ~ 1 Peter 4:7


Peter is exhorting us to be serious - or sober minded. When we are serious or sober-minded we keep our desires under control and keep our focus on God. Christ's return is imminent and Peter explains that the shortness of time remaining should motivate us to strive to live godly lives. My friend, when life gets tough and world events seem to be getting worse, we are not shaken because we see Christ's return is near; As the time draws nearer we are to be watchful in our prayers. The word watch carries with it the idea of alertness and self-control. We should constantly be in prayer, constantly in communication with God ~ We are to stay sober and alert to every opportunity to pray. This admonition had special meaning to Peter, because he went to sleep when he should have been “watching unto prayer” as we see in Mark 14:37-40 “Then He came and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "Simon, are you sleeping? Could you not watch one hour? Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." Again He went away and prayed, and spoke the same words. And when He returned, He found them asleep again, for their eyes were heavy; and they did not know what to answer Him."

My friend, when the Lord returns, will He find us sleeping or watching for His return? If you want to make the best out of the rest of your time you have here on earth, live in light of the return of Jesus Christ.

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