The 7 Churches of Revelation: I Have Been as Ephesus Too

In my previous article I discussed my interpretation of the church of Ephesus in Revelation 2. If you have not read it, I recommend that you do so that you might understand better what I write now, which are ways in which I have also been as Ephesus. The point of this article series isContinue reading “The 7 Churches of Revelation: I Have Been as Ephesus Too”

Tarry in Jerusalem

 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them. And it came to pass, while he blessedContinue reading “Tarry in Jerusalem”

Many Honor God with Their Lips and Not Their Heart

“Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.” In a recent post, I said that our words matter because they testify to God and to man what is in our hearts. I try to meditate on the things I write so that I can catch errors or explain more fully things that IContinue reading “Many Honor God with Their Lips and Not Their Heart”

The Pain Behind the Pride

I see it. The pain behind your pride. I see it because this was me too. I’m sure there are traces remaining. How strange it was to discover that I had pride. I was always so insecure. Then I realized, pride and insecurity are good friends. Insecurity seeks to be relieved through pride, but prideContinue reading “The Pain Behind the Pride”

Covet Christ

Paul the Apostle told the Corinthians to “covet the greater gifts.” I certainly don’t want to discourage anyone from seeking gifts of the Spirit. However, I cannot help but think about something else that is true, and that is the fact that all things will one day pass away as they make room for theContinue reading “Covet Christ”

“He who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.” Who is he?

2 Thessalonians 2 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.Continue reading ““He who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.” Who is he?”

For the Glory of the Father in Heaven

14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they mayContinue reading “For the Glory of the Father in Heaven”

You Are the Light of the World

14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they mayContinue reading “You Are the Light of the World”

It’s not that you aren’t improving. Things keep getting harder.

The title is a bit of advice I gave to a family member once, and I want to try to give myself the same grace. It seems that once one thing gets better, another difficulty pops up. Or in my case, the same old root starts to spring up yuckiness that I need to prayContinue reading “It’s not that you aren’t improving. Things keep getting harder.”

Considering Proverbs 10:25

25 As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation. You might remember the Parable of the Building on Rock and Sand. Jesus said that those who follow His teachings, such as those given during His Sermon on the Mount, will be as a man built on aContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:25”