Like many of you, I am very concerned over how our modern culture has turned away from God and the Bible. Scripture teaches us that this is one of the signs of the end of time.
1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2 Timothy 4: 2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
Though many in our country have turned away from God, there also seems to be a continued interest among many concerning spiritual things. Case in point is prime time TV on Easter Sunday night. I was amazed at how ABC was showing once again the classic “The Ten Commandments” while at the same time NBC was airing its new mini-series entitled – “AD The Bible Continues.”
It would be easy for us as Christians to focus only on the parts of these movies that are not biblically accurate; however, I believe that we should also consider how they can give us an opportunity to share our faith. This is especially true with the mini-series – “AD.” In case you didn’t get to see it, you may go to: www.nbc.com/ad-the-bible-continues and view it online. I would encourage you to do so for two reasons:
- It may encourage you in your faith
- It will help prepare you to discuss it with your friends, family, and coworkers
The Bible says: “Set Christ apart as Lord in your hearts, always ready to make a defense to anyone who asks you for an accounting concerning the hope that is in you.” (1 Peter 3:15 LEB) In other words – “Be prepared to tell others why your faith in Jesus Christ gives you hope.”
Over the next few weeks I intend to correlate my devotionals with this mini-series. I am not doing so as an endorsement of everything that will be portrayed; but rather as a means to help us be prepared to use this opportunity to talk about our Savior and to answer some of the questions others might ask. Because I am not able to preview the series before it airs on TV, these devotionals will lag a little behind each episode. It is my intention to teach on this each Wednesday night and to have the devotionals available then. In addition, if you have any questions in particular, I would encourage you to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org and share them with me. That will help me in the preparation of my Wed. Night Bible Studies and Daily Devotionals. God bless you brethren as you share God’s good news!