“Since declaring its caliphate in June 2014, the self-proclaimed Islamic State has conducted or inspired nearly 75 terrorist attacks in 20 countries other than Iraq and Syria…killing at least 1,280 people and injured more than 1,770 others” (CNN, 03/23/2016). As you all know by now, Brussels, Belgium was the latest attack. What you may not […]
Matthew 11:13-15 ESV 13 For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John, 14 and if you are willing to accept it, he is Elijah who is to come. 15 He who has ears to hear, let him hear. Willingness is a strange commitment. A lot is heard that we are unwilling to accept. […]
Revelation 3:8 ESV “I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.” Out of the seven great churches of the first generation- only […]
Revelation 3:1-2 ESV 1 “To the angel of the church in Sardis write: He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars, says this: ‘I know your deeds, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. 2 ‘Wake up, and strengthen the things that remain, which were […]
Revelation 2:18-29 ESV 20 ‘But I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray so that they commit acts of immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. 21 ‘I gave her time to repent, and she does not want to […]
Revelation 2:17 ESV Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it. You […]
Revelation 2:10 ESV Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life. It’s probably a good idea […]
Revelation 2:1-4 ESV 1 “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: ‘The words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lampstands. 2 “‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but […]
Think about it- a $3 play could win you $1.4 billion. Wouldn’t we be crazy to not try? Let’s talk about that. Does the Gospel make any statement about risking three bucks to win a billion? No. However, there are plenty of texts about the love of money (He 13:5, 1Tim 6:10, Matt 6:24, Ecc […]
During the Christmas season, our desire to give rushes past our temptation to do less. Get ready to be used by God- for His purposes and glory. Merry Christmas.
Hopefully, you are considering the opportunities of 2016. Take time now to approach them slowly so you have time to wait on God.
If the beginning of the gospel is that Jesus is God, everything that follows must be just as true. How much do you really believe the story of Christmas?