Week 11 – Looking for the Blessed Hope

Welcome to our last week of Why Israel Matters, study friends!  You probably noticed this week's session is entitled Looking for the Blessed Hope.  For me, it seems it always comes back to that!  So, not only is that the name of this blog, but our study culminates with the same thought: we are to live …

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The King Awaits His Invitation

Hold on to your hats, study friends, as we're taking a whirlwind ride today! Recall that after Jesus lamented over Jerusalem, He proclaimed they will not see Him again until He hears "Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord."  (Matthew 23:39)  Jesus, a gentleman, is not going to barge on to …

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Preparation of a Kingdom

In His covenant with Abraham, God promised land and descendants...a kingdom.  He gave Abraham and His descendants the land of Canaan (Israel today), establishing "headquarters" for the earthly kingdom.  But a new kingdom is being developed!  This kingdom is a worldwide family made up of those who receive the Messiah.  (Jews and Gentiles)  In this …

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Inviting the King Back

So, what is it?  What must happen in order for Jesus to return?  If you have missed the past few days of our study together, scroll back to Monday and start there! One fateful day, on His way to the cross, Jesus lamented: “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to …

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