He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.' (Revelation 2:7, ESV) The book of the Revelation is a strange and confusing book. It combines completely unnatural images: an ox with six wings and full of eyes (4:7), strange comparisons (how can a rainbo...Keep Reading
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...as we gather together and sing Holy, Holy, Holy (We Bow Before Thee), may we be reminded of these things. Might we be reminded that there is no one, nothing like Him. Nothing else compares. May we check and evaluate our lives for things that we need to allow God to rule. Let us put our worship of Christ first in our lives every day, let’s daily every morning bow before Thee....
But Joseph said to them, "Don't be afraid. Am I in the place of God? You planned evil against me; God planned it for good to bring about the present result--the survival of many people."Genesis 50:19-20 The paradox of evil and good: one action with two intentions can be found in Genesis 50:19-20. The background to this verse is that the patriarch of the family, Jacob, had...Keep Reading
"Perfect Wisdom, Perfect PowerPerfect Goodness, Perfect LoveFather, Savior, Friend, and HealerO so near and all aboveYou are joy each moment new!Here I rest content in You."-hymn, "Content in You" Ken Bible 2014 IntroductionThe book of Philippians was written by the apostle Paul while in an ancient Roman prison. Not that today's modern prisons are enviable in term...Keep Reading
1 Corinthians 15 is packed full of information. I am sure that many sermons could be preached on various points. However, most of this chapter confines itself to the resurrection of the dead. A cursory glance of the Old Testament would reveal only limited statements regarding this wonderful reality while the New Testament seeks in many places to fix our gaze on the unendin...Keep Reading