Contributed on Nov 27, 2005
Learn how to understand and interpret the book, the themes, purpose, main character, culture and other tools in unveiling this book of unveilings.
Put the words "Book of Revelation" into Google and you get 12,000,000 web pages. Yes, that’s 12 MILLION. Without a doubt, this final book of the Bible generates an intense amount of interest, excitement, confusion, and controversy. Much ink has been spilled in attempts to understand and explain ...read more
Contributed on Dec 4, 2005
What would it be like to see the risen Lord? John did - but it was in a lonely and desolate place. Are you in such a place? You might be surprised at what the Lord can show you there.
The first chapter of Revelation holds the key to the entire book. We find that key in verse 19 - and we’ll get there shortly - it is an outline that is crucial in revealing God’s plan for us and for planet earth. But in order to understand the book we also need to understand its author. John ...read more
Contributed on Dec 12, 2005
How does busyness hurt our ability to witness for Jesus? How does ministry sometimes change our focus from loving the Messiah? Learn how to avoid the trap of busyness from Jesus’ critique of the Ephesian church.
I do some writing professionally. I haven’t had much published - but it’s a craft I care about and work on seriously. One of the best tools a writer has is not spell check - but gut check. By that I mean a critique group. A critique group reads what you’ve written - gives you some things they like ...read more
Contributed on Dec 18, 2005
Do you fear external forces will harm you? You are not alone, but you also don’t need to fear in Jesus. But - perhaps you are not aware of an internal danger that the enemy seeks to use against you.
What do you fear? One website lists the top ten fears among humans: 1-Fear of spiders, 2-Fear of people, 3-Fear of flying, 4-Fear of open spaces, 5-Claustrophobia, 6-Fear of vomiting, 7-Fear of heights, 8-Fear of cancer, 9-Fear of thunder & lightning, 10-Fear of death. The top five fears that ...read more
Contributed on Jan 9, 2006
We are studying the church at Sardis. How do you wake up a dead church or a dead believer? Learn how Christians and churches can fall into a coma and how important it is to stay awake in your relationship with Jesus.
I had a dream the other night. I was dreaming that I was asleep. Yes, I know that sounds very strange - but then my dreams often are very strange - perhaps an outgrowth of my personality. Anyway - I dreamed that I was asleep and that I at some point wished to wake up. That’s where the trouble ...read more
Contributed on Jan 17, 2006
Do you feel insignificant in your service to God? You may be more powerful than you thought. Or do you feel pretty secure? You may be more in need and weak than you thought. Take some advice from Philadelphia and Laodicea.
Even as the Philadelphian church doesn’t receive even one rebuke - the church at Laodicea receives not one commendation - the contrast couldn’t be more stark - and that’s not the only contrast we’ll see as we compare these two churches. -The church at Philadelphia was small in appearance but ...read more
Contributed on Apr 24, 2006
In the end, no one will be able to accuse God of not being fair. One reason for that is contained in chapters 14 and 15 of Revelation. God also gives us some reasons to hope when we face darkness in our own lives
We are just about to enter back into the chronological narrative of the story of Revelation. The 7th trumpet found under the 7th seal of the Lamb’s scroll was sounded in chapter 11. In chapters 12-13 we saw the struggle between the angels and Lucifer - then Satan’s desire to destroy Israel, the ...read more