Love That Surpasses Understanding

One of the things that I’ve read about in scripture is “peace that surpasses understanding.” That is something that I hope for, and I have experienced this peace in varying measures at times–though not at all as consistently as I’d like. There are many things that chip away at our peace. For some, relationship problemsContinue reading “Love That Surpasses Understanding”

Does Anyone Have Faith?

For most of my life, I thought that everyone was a Christian because most people said that they were. I grew up in a family of people who said they were Christian. The people I went to school with were Christians. It was rare to hear of someone who did not believe in Jesus. Now,Continue reading “Does Anyone Have Faith?”

Jesus is True.

“To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.” [i] There are many kinds of truth, but there is only one truth that saves mankind, and this is He who isContinue reading “Jesus is True.”

These Things Saith He Unto the Angel of the Church in Pergamos

12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges; 13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was myContinue reading “These Things Saith He Unto the Angel of the Church in Pergamos”

These Things Saith He Unto the Angel of the Church in Smyrna

8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; 9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogueContinue reading “These Things Saith He Unto the Angel of the Church in Smyrna”

These Things Saith He Unto the Angel of the Church of Ephesus

Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; 2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hastContinue reading “These Things Saith He Unto the Angel of the Church of Ephesus”

An Unnamed Lamentation of a Servant of Jesus Christ

I can almost hear it. The sound of many singing pop Christian songs to the Lord, muffled through the blood that gurgles in their throats—the blood of many who reject Jesus in sincerity. They drown in it, all the while praising God in vain, thinking themselves alive and accepted. Lord have mercy. Our world isContinue reading “An Unnamed Lamentation of a Servant of Jesus Christ”

These Things Saith He – Scripture for the Laodiceans

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. – Revelation 3:20 Jesus knocks, but we don’t always open. We don’t open because we don’t want to hear what He hasContinue reading “These Things Saith He – Scripture for the Laodiceans”

Seed the Fell Among the Thorns

7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them (Matthew 13:7). 22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful (Matthew 13:22). This is the third statement thatContinue reading “Seed the Fell Among the Thorns”

Considering Proverbs 11:31

Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner. – Proverbs 11:31 What does recompense mean? I understand this to mean, “repay” in the sense of giving someone what they are owed. We could also say that the righteous get what they have coming in this life, andContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 11:31”