What Jesus Predicted

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What Jesus Predicted
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Have you given much thought to what Jesus predicted? All my life, I’ve heard about end times. When I googled “the end of all things,” I saw all kinds of entries –

  • A book title.
  • Definition of “the end of all things.”
  • A song.
  • Movie.
  • Cartoons.
  • Videos.
  • Even the Lord of the Ring – When Sam helps Frodo on a journey of hardship to destroy a ring of evil power in Mount Doom.

 

But none of these give any definitive help in exploring what life will look like in end times. So, let’s look at what Jesus predicted.

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Important Stuff We Forget

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Important Stuff We Forget
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We had a leap year this year. And it struck me again how that phenomenon only occurs every four years. So, what happens to the important stuff that occurs on Feb. 29th? Like a birth, anniversary, a death, start date of a business, etc. Do those special events get appropriate attention? Or do they make it on a list of important stuff we forget for another four years? From my connection with people who have a Feb. 29th event, most retain their date – but move celebrations or remembrances to the day before or after. What can we learn from this interesting reality?

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The Game Of Life And Relationships

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The Game Of Life And Relationships
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Do you like chess? Surely, some of you do, while others of you . . . well, not-so-much. Perhaps you prefer checkers, scrabble, trivial pursuit, monopoly, or nertz. Regardless of your preferred game, life is like playing a board game – in some respects. For example – chess. Interesting pieces are placed in a certain order on an equally interesting board of contrasting squares. Then it starts: the strategies, choices, and patterns. It only takes a few minutes to realize you can’t play chess without being very engaged and thoughtful. Subsequently, you realize there’s an element like this in the game of life and relationships. Let’s look at helpful similarities.

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We Have Hope!

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We Have Hope!
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Easter week is here! Celebrations! Joyful traditions, activities, and food! Subsequently, the simple reality of this wonderful holiday is – We have hope! We have Jesus!

Before we explore hope in today’s content, I want to mention a FREE Easter week devotional course – Prepare For Easter. It’s already open, and I’ll tell you more at the end of this content.

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Manage Christmas Sadness – Advent #3

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Manage Christmas Sadness - Advent #3
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You might be surprised to know Christmas sadness is a real thing. It hits when people go through difficulties that stretch into the season of Christmas. Or it happens with unexpected tragedy or bad news. But Christmas sadness can sometimes appear when everything is going fine. Unexpectedly, something rises up or invades without permission – and surprises you. In fact, you may even wonder why it’s there because there’s no identifiable reason.

Whatever the scenario, you are not alone if you experience Christmas sadness.

Subsequently, the kindest thing you can do for yourself is to learn how to manage Christmas sadness.

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The Truth About Loneliness

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The Truth About Loneliness
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Do you remember the film, “Cast Away?” Tom Hanks plays a systems analysist named Chuck who is marooned on an island quite unexpectedly when his flight goes down over the Pacific Ocean. In this movie, you get a front-row seat on how a person might deal with loneliness. From hopelessness, to anger, to desperation, to finding a way. He’s alone on this island for four years! Meanwhile, he’s declared dead by family and friends back home. Chuck’s only friend is a volleyball that washed ashore from the plane wreckage. This ball becomes Chuck’s only friend: “Wilson.” Chuck becomes very familiar with the truth about loneliness. 
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Live For More

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Live For More
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It was the final episode of a TV series, and I’d been waiting for weeks for find out what would happen. So, with a cuppa and my TV glasses, I sat in my favorite chair with eager expectation. About half-way through, I thought – “What?! Surely not! I know it’s going to end better than this!” Incidentally – it didn’t. And I was so disappointed. Over weeks of anticipation, I really did hope for more than that! In a similar way of hope, we can live for more – and have more – each day.

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It’s Your Choice

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It's Your Choice
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Do you ever get tired of making choices? You make them all day long! If you had to keep track of all your choices, you’d have thousands to track. God gave choice to each individual. Yet choice also brings significant responsibility to make informed, good decisions.  Because choices can be overwhelming sometimes, you need support and assistance. Still, at the end of the day, it’s your choice. What will you do? Read More …

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We Have Jesus!

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We Have Jesus!
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Easter week is here! As a result, people love to celebrate with joyful traditions, activities, reflections, and food. Since this week is the highest pinnacle of celebration for Jesus followers (perhaps second only to Christmas), we celebrate the amazing, simple reality – we have Jesus!

NOTE: there’s a meaningful, FREE, easy-to-use Easter week devotional focus/activity at the bottom of this content. Click for more information and to

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Prepare For Easter Free Devotional Activity- Not Too Late to Sign Up

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Prepare For Easter Free Devotional Activity- Not Too Late to Sign Up
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It’s Not Too Late!

for a fun, FREE, brief Easter Devotional Focus/Activity!

 

Easter Week Devotional Focus

“Prepare For Easter” is – –

Meaningful!   Brief!   Fun!   Refreshing!   Read or Listen!    FREE!   And it’s not too late to sign up.

Starts Monday through Easter Sunday.

Because this content is concise, quality material – busy people with full schedules can easily participate.

You Can Also Listen To This Content

Since this material is designed to help manage your busy schedule, you can just click on the player above each day’s content.  It will look like this image. (This picture is not an active player.)

We’re also published on popular podcast apps, so connect with your preferred app. If you’re already signed up with the Alive and Active Life Podcast, you’ll receive each day’s content in your feed. If you need help, here are podcast sign-up instructions.

Quick Overview (and not too late to sign up):

Prepare For Easter” features:

  1. Brief Daily Focus – Using a short reflective thought to focus your heart for Easter, each day explores a special role Jesus has in your life. It’s very encouraging!
  2. Fun Activity – Additionally, engage a fun activity each day – by yourself, as a family, with a friend, or with a group.
  3. Teaching Point – By combining the Daily Focus and Fun Activity, each day’s content becomes deeply meaningful.

 

The reason this Easter resource is so meaningful is . . . 

Because each session explores how Jesus provides for you!

Here’s a list of topics we will cover, one each day:

  • Sacrifice
  • High Priest
  • Lover of Your Soul
  • Intervener
  • Intercessor
  • Interconnector

 

As you explore these special roles, you can know without a doubt that God’s love for you is sincere!

You’ll also receive a BONUS POST – 

“When You Run Out of Ideas of Where to Hide An Easter Basket.” 

Since Easter brings hope, joy, and cheer . . . take this opportunity to prepare your heart! 

IMPORTANT and TIMELY Heads-Up! . . .

Since Day #3 Fun Activity uses Resurrection Eggs to tell the Easter story with a little reminder token in each egg, to get your set before Wednesday’s Fun Activity:

  • Order NOW (amazon – or another online vendor) OR
  • Visit/call your local Christian Bookstores to inquire about a set OR
  • Make your own.

 

To make your own:

Incidentally, it’s really fun to make your own set! But it’s also simple. By filling empty plastic eggs with little items, each part of the Easter story can be told. Since the online set (above link) shows detailed pictures of items needed, use that example. And not only kids love this set, but every age!

However, if you decide not to make or order this tool, our content gives additional options for an activity.

Alive and Active Life wants your Easter week to be special by connecting with Jesus. 

So –  to participate! – www.aliveandactivelife.org/Easter.

It’s Not Too Late!

You’ll be glad you did!

 

In addition to this Easter resource, visit our website for devotional materials, articles, podcasts, and resources to help grow your faith in God.

It’s also not too late to receive weekly encouragement in your inbox. Sign up on our email list.

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