Letter to the church in Sardis (Rev. 3:1-6):

Sardis was a wealthy center of commerce in Asia Minor at that time. The first gold and silver coins were said to have been minted in Sardis. Who is addressing the church? “…him who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars…” (vs. 2) Their Deeds/works: “you have a name that you are ...

Letter to the church in Thyatira (Rev. 2:18-29):

With twelve (12) verses, this letter to the church of Thyatira is the longest of the seven written to the churches. Background: A city specialized in dyeing. Lydia, the purple seller (Acts 16:14) came from there and people primarily worshiped the sun god (Apollo) there. Who is addressing the church? The Son of God, whose ...

Letter to the church in Smyrna (Rev. 2:8-11):

Who is addressing the church? The First and the Last, who was dead, and came to life (2:8; Isa. 48:12). As the First, He made all things. As the Last, He will judge all things. Their Deeds/works:  “I know your works, tribulation, and poverty (but you are rich); and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are ...

The Lord’s Patience Is Only Giving Us Extra Time To Be Saved

An Exposition of 2 Peter 3:1-end In the last days, there will be scoffers (v. 3)The scoffers will be following their own evil (sinful) desires (v. 3)They will mock the promise of the coming of Jesus Christ saying “Where is the promise of His coming?” they will ask. “Ever since our fathers fell asleep, everything ...

Dancing With The Lord

Often, when we examine the story of Jonah’s initial refusal to follow God’s instruction to go and peach to the people of Nineveh, we see a disobedient and selfish servant of God. Yes, this is a fact but, be it as it may, I would like to suggest that we look deeper into the story ...

Breaking Forth In A New Life As The Head of Household

Scripture: Luke 10:39-42 Text: “…Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:42) This text depicts the original state of Martha’s Christianity, as it does our own today. Martha started out naturally anxious because ...

Book of Remembrance

Scripture: Esther 6:1-end Usually when we think of a king, we think of wealth, power, decorations, big edifice, authority, glamour, etc., but God has it such that in the life a king there is everything else. In fact, there is bad dream or sleepless night – as in the case of this king in Esther ...

God Wants to Do A New Thing

Scripture: Isa. 43:14-26 God is qualified to do new things in your life: Isa. 43:14-17 reveals this. He is the Lord Who: Is your Redeemer – vs. 14 is the Holy One is your Creator and King – vs. 15 makes a way in the seas and a path in the mighty waters – vs. 16 ...

The Poor In Spirit 2

It is good to remind ourselves of Jesus’ first admonition to everyone in Matt. 4:17 saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” As He proceeded, Jesus taught His disciples and all listeners in Matthew 5, beginning with verse 3, saying, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Rightaway we see that those who will be fortunate to be ...

Dangers of Spiritual Sleep 3

A servant of God taught that the way to tell that we are not spiritually alert is “When we notice that we are more interested in the thing of the world (1 John 2:15). When we notice that we manifest more of the works of flesh (Gal. 5:19-21). When we are not hungry for spiritual ...