The “Now-Do-This” Chapter

James 1 For one last week, we will look at one of the most well-known chapters from the New Testament together, seeking to allow this chapter to remind us and teach us how to live as followers of Jesus.  Over the past several weeks, we have taken a look at just a few of the … Read more

The Council Chapter

Acts 15 For the next 2 weeks, we will look at some of the most well-known chapters from the New Testament together, seeking to allow these chapters to remind us and teach us how to live as followers of Jesus.  Have you ever been confused about what you should do? Have you ever disagreed with … Read more

The Chapter of Lost Things

Luke 15 For the next 3 weeks, we will look at some of the most well-known chapters from the New Testament together, seeking to allow these chapters to remind us and teach us how to live as followers of Jesus.  Luke 15 has three stories in it about lost things or people. Take a moment … Read more

The Chapter of Love

1 Corinthians 13 For the next 4 weeks, we will together look at some of the most well-known chapters from the New Testament, seeking to allow these chapters to remind us and teach us how to live as followers of Jesus. Take a moment and read 1 Corinthians 13. 1 Corinthians 13 is possibly one … Read more

To The Seven Churches #7

The Church in Laodicea As John addresses this seventh church in the book of Revelation, we find perhaps some of the most important words that can be shared to a believer in today’s world. John writes, “I know your works; you are neither cold nor hot. I wish that you were either cold or hot. … Read more

To The Seven Churches #6

The Church in Philadelphia (the other one) John writes to the church in Philadelphia because they are facing seemingly enormous pressure. They find themselves in the midst of a hostile environment where some people say one thing and yet do another entirely. And John writes to this community to give them encouragement. To inspire them … Read more

To The Seven Churches #5

The Church in Sardis The message that John shares to the church in Sardis in Revelation 3:1-6 is one of peril. The church there is in great danger of dying. Even now, it seems that the church has a reputation that it is not living up to. Where once there was life, there was a … Read more

To The Seven Churches #4

The Church in Thyatira The message to the church in Thyatira in Revelation 2 ought to cause us to shudder in fear as well as to inspire obedience to the Lord alone. This is what the church needs to know–to be obedient to the Lord to the exclusion of all else, especially to the ways … Read more

To The Seven Churches #3

The Church in Pergamum This week, as we continue to review the messages that God gives to the 7 churches in the book of Revelation, we encounter the message to the church in Pergamum. And this particular message is an important one (of course, they all are important). God speaks to the church in Pergamum … Read more

To The Seven Churches #2

The Church in Smyrna John the Elder continues the message from God to the seven churches by addressing the second church, the church in Smyrna in Revelation 2:8-11.  Take a moment and read this message by clicking here.  The majority of the churches to whom God speaks through John in the book of Revelation are … Read more