Jesus is the Beginning of the Creation of God.

And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that areContinue reading “Jesus is the Beginning of the Creation of God.”

Unto the Angel of the Church in Philadelphia

7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; 8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, andContinue reading “Unto the Angel of the Church in Philadelphia”

Concluding Considerations for the Letter to the Church of Philadelphia

For Ministers of Jesus It is important for minsters of Christ to set a good example of the patience of Jesus Christ. This seems to have a few applications. One, this means turning away from a life of wonton sin and love of this world. Yet, it also means being an example of patiently enduringContinue reading “Concluding Considerations for the Letter to the Church of Philadelphia”

For thou hast a little strength…

“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, andContinue reading “For thou hast a little strength…”

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”

Jesus Opens and Shuts the Way.

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” [i] As Christians, our hope isContinue reading Jesus Opens and Shuts the Way.

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?”

Unto the Angel of the Church in Thyatira

18 And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass; 19 I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to beContinue reading “Unto the Angel of the Church in Thyatira”

Seed that Fell into Good Ground

8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold (Matthew 13:8). 23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty (Matthew 13:23). We areContinue reading “Seed that Fell into Good Ground”

These Things Saith He – Overcoming the Laodiceans

14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; 15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither coldContinue reading “These Things Saith He – Overcoming the Laodiceans”