The next two churches that Jesus addressed were the lenient and compromising churches in Pergamum and Thyatira. Pergamum was a center of education and culture where the brightest of the brightest lived. The city was filled with idols and even the Roman emperor was seen as a god. Thyatira, on the other hand, was a … Continue reading Good & Evil Are Not Interchangeable!
I began my quiet time with the Lord this morning praying for the Church in America. The Body of Christ. That we would get back on God's program to spread the gospel and help the helpless. That we would quit all of the fighting. That we would humble ourselves and seek the Lord's face and turn … Continue reading Haggai. Relevant today?
Revolutionary: radically new or innovative; outside or beyond established procedures or principles. When Jesus came to earth over 2,000 years ago, the new covenant he brought with him was revolutionary. It was radically new. And the "establishment" did not like it. They had devised a system that was working just fine for them. And after … Continue reading Revolutionary
When we get together, I want to encourage you in your faith, but I also want to be encouraged by yours. (Romans 1:12 NLT) That sums up the reason to be involved in a church family perfectly. I can always find reasons to justify why I'm not going to church as often as I should … Continue reading Why church?
Put me on trial, Lord, and cross-examine me. Test my motives and my heart. (Psalms 26:2 NLT) There's a cliche phrase that people often use to justify (either wrongly or rightly) their actions. "God knows my heart." This is certainly true, but when we say that, are we truly comfortable with what he sees? Do … Continue reading Motives
These days there is a lot of divisiveness within the Christian church. A lot of fighting over the details that ultimately take away from the purpose God has for the church. And for many of us Christians, this drama can seem like the perfect excuse to skip church all together. Does our regular attendance at … Continue reading Church? Why?