Lesson 12: Earth's Closing Events (Ephesians 4, Joel 2, Acts 2, Revelation 18)

Last week we studied what the bad guys are doing as part of the closing events on earth. They are faking Jesus' Second Coming and demanding the worship due only to Him. The point from last week's lesson was "Don't do that directly or indirectly." This week we turn to what the good guys are doing as part of the final events. What should we expect to be doing? James 5:7 compares the Second Coming to farming. He says the farmer "waits" for "the early and late rains." Let's dive into our study of the Bible to see what we are waiting to see and what we, the good guys, will be doing!

The Current Quarter’s Bible Studies on The Great Controversy.

Lesson 11
The Impending Conflict
(2 Thessalonians 2, Revelation 13, Genesis 1)
Revelation is filled with pictures of frightening beasts and symbols conveying messages about the future. Many are debated over their meaning and their timing. Those, however, are not the only prop...
Lesson 10
Spiritualism Exposed
(1 Samuel 28, Matthew 10:28, 2 Thessalonians 2)
Have you thought a person was a friend, only to find that person an enemy? Being able to identify friend and foe is important in a battle. Ephesians 6:12 tells us that we are in a wrestling match w...
Lesson 9
The Foundation of God’s
(Hebrews 9, Revelation 12, Romans 7-8)
"Lexrex" has been on the license plates of my cars for decades. Is my plate about Lex Luthor, the villain in Superman? No. "Lex" is Latin for law, and "rex" is Latin for king. It should be translat...
Lesson 8
Light From the Sanctuary
(Hebrews 8-10)
Last week, we discussed the 2,300 day prophecy. Part of that prophecy has been proven to be extremely accurate, but the end of it, as understood by William Miller, turned out to be absolutely wrong...
Lesson 7
Motivated by Hope
(1 Thessalonians 4, Luke 12)
This past week we had graduation ceremonies at Regent University School of Law. One of the things I love about working with young people is the hope they have about the future. The future also crea...
Lesson 6
The Two Witnesses
(Revelation 11, Zechariah 4)
One of the most unusual prophecies in the Bible is the Revelation 11 prediction about the "two witnesses" who are involved in astonishing displays of power. Revelation 11 tells us, "Fire pours from...
Lesson 5
Faith Against All Odds
(2 Timothy 3, 2 Peter 1, 2 Corinthians 4, Ephesian
How do you understand the title, "Faith against all odds?" Is faith a gamble? When a person considers whether to believe in God, is belief unlikely? If you understand the title of our lesson in tha...
Lesson 4
Standing for the Truth
(Acts 5, 2 Timothy 2, Revelation 3)
Are you afraid to acknowledge your Christian beliefs at work or in public? To my knowledge, no one in the United States has recently been killed for being a Christian. Generally, terrible situation...
Lesson 3
Light Shines in the Darkness
(John 14, Deuteronomy 4, Acts 20, Luke 9)
Do you remember hearing stories of Christian heroes who were told to deny Christ or die? Have you put yourself in the story? It would be terrible to be killed. But what a nice, clear, choice - righ...
Lesson 2
The Central Issue: Love or Se
(Luke 19, Acts 2-5, Hebrews 11)
On Easter weekend I began writing this lesson. Such unfathomable love God has shown us! Recall that last week we studied the war in heaven and the conflict between God and Satan over the allegiance...
Lesson 1
The War Behind All Wars
(Revelation 12, Ezekiel 28, Genesis 1-3)
Introduction: How many people have trouble believing in a good and all-powerful God because terrible evil exists? How many individuals reject God because of an awful thing that happened to a friend...

Emotional Intelligence

Can the Bible help you get promoted at work? Can the Bible increase your pay? Can the Bible help you keep your job? Improve your marriage? The answer is “Yes!” The Bible teaches principles of “emotional intelligence” that can actually help you to be smarter and get along better. Bruce Cameron, the writer of these Bible studies and a law professor, has published a paper written for lawyers which presents 17 Bible-based rules of emotional intelligence which God gave us to improve our lives. Best of all, Professor Cameron’s paper is free and you do not have to be a lawyer to understand it. To get your free copy, first click on this link. Second, when you see the title of the paper (EI, EI, Oh What an Employee), click on the “One-Click Download” and the paper will download to your computer as a PDF. If you have friends who want to read the paper, have them go to the website and download it as well.