The scene is set in Heaven right now. It establishes a precedent for the promise of the new Heaven to come. The example we find teaches us valuable praise. I am referring to the fourth and fifth chapter of The Revelation of Jesus Christ that was given to John on the Isle of Patmos. These two chapters and the last three are my personal favorite … Continue reading The beauty of praise
When Jesus was asked to speak about the end times, one of the signs He gave was the deception of God’s people (Mt. 24:24). Other passages warn us of false prophets (2 Thess. 2:3; 2 Tim. 4:1, 3-42 Pet. 2:2, 12-13), Satan (2 Thess. 2:9-12), and personal deception (1 Cor. 6:9-10; Gal. 6:6-8). How does this deception take hold of believers? My observation is that … Continue reading Why do we lack discernment?
If one thing is clear from the pastoral epistles (I, II Timothy and Titus), the burden to be learners. Perhaps the most straightforward command is found in II Timothy 2:15-16, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth, but shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.” The … Continue reading The need for learning pastors.
God has revealed Himself in nature and through special revelation. Some Scriptures that present this truth are: Psalm 19:1; Romans 1:20; Romans 10:17. Though the existence of God is clearly seen in nature we understand that salvation only comes through God’s revelation of Himself through Jesus Christ and faith in Him as brought by the Holy Scriptures (Rom. 10:17). God is One but is in … Continue reading Our Lord
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Sometimes it is hard to trust. Trust is defined as the reliance on something or someone. We struggle with trust because it means we are dependent on something other than us. Scripture, time and time again, is clear that we need to believe in God. Yet, how do we do that? “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own … Continue reading Trust in the Lord
I am very thankful for my GPS systems. Understanding directions is not a difficult task but having a personal guide in the car sure makes things a lot easier and helps to take the stress out of travel. The same is said for our spiritual life. We know that we are not a tourist looking at the sights of this world. Instead, we are pilgrims … Continue reading Our Faithful Guide