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!
As we hear more and more stories of Christians being persecuted for their faith, the word “vindicate” has a nice ring. Certainly for the martyrs that are imprisoned and put to death for refusing to deny Christ, but also for the people in free nations that lose their livelihood and have their name slandered for … Continue reading Vindication will come!
It is becoming more and more apparent that Christians are in a fierce battle against the tide of moral decay. And although it may feel like we are fighting against other people, the Bible makes it clear that our fight is not against flesh & blood. We are fighting against mighty powers in this dark … Continue reading Ready for Battle
In all things we are more than conquerors through [Christ] who loved us. - Romans 8:37 "More than conquerors!" Let that thought soak in. When I think of the word "conqueror", I think of the ultimate destroyer. The mighty leader that overtakes all of their enemies without compare. The one that is always victorious. The … Continue reading More Than Conquerors
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by … Continue reading Don’t wander off
Many times in the Bible God makes wonderful promises for those who are "righteous". Here are a few of my favorites. The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous. - Proverbs 15:29 NIV Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever … Continue reading Righteousness – Through Christ Alone
Followers of Christ are often referred to as "believers". But what exactly are we believers in? That Jesus was a real person? Sure. That he was good? Yes, of course. That he walked the earth teaching wonderful truths? That, too. But a lot of people believe those things. This is no big step of faith. … Continue reading Believer – in what?
I love reading the Old Testament. Reading about the Israelites and their not so easy journey to the Promised Land gives me hope as I look forward to my Promised Land, heaven. Much like their journey through the wilderness was part of God's plan - so is our journey through this life. It isn't always … Continue reading Journey to the Promised Land
I love the Word of God! I love how I can read a part of the Bible that I've read many times before and it still impacts me like it did the first time. Sometimes I'll discover something I hadn't even noticed before. The book of Romans is one of my favorites. It summarizes the … Continue reading Romans
In these days of moral relativism (your truth is your truth and my truth is mine)...being "spiritual" is the new catch phrase. When someone refers to themselves as "spiritual", I wonder what they mean. Do they understand that there is only one way to heaven? ••••••••••••••••••••••• Maybe next time I hear that, I could be … Continue reading Spirituality or righteousness