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Commitment to the Church

So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. (Galatians 6:10) Because it was important for Jesus to identify with the local church and partner with them, isn’t it important for you? Many people, especially in our culture today, are faithful attenders. However, there…

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Looking For A Church

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. (Hebrews 10:24-25)  If you are in the process of looking for a church home,…

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What To Seek Out In A Church

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. (Colossians 3:16)  Yesterday we discussed some of the qualities that are important to look for in a church home. Today, we’re going to continue…

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Have You Ever Met Christ?

But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life. (Revelation 21:27) Let me tell you the story of Benson Cameron. Benson was an 80-year-old deacon in my first pastorate. He was half blind (actually, three quarters…

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A Call to God’s Church

But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. (Mark 13:32) As we are anticipating the end times, we should be doing several things as members of God’s Church. We have so much hope because we are His children. Therefore, we…

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A Thrill Ride

Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. (Matthew 7:13-14)  The last time I was on a thrill ride was…

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Refuse To Compromise

 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm — neither hot nor cold — I am about to spit you out of my mouth. (Revelation 3:15-16)  As John writes to the church at Laodicea in Revelation Chapter 3, we  learn much about how this…

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A Church on Fire

I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary… Whoever has ears, let…

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Where Are You in Your Faith?

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. (Hebrews 11:6) In the second and third chapters of Revelation, John describes each of the seven churches mentioned in this book of the Bible. The members of…

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The Power in Standing Together

I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and among the lampstands was someone like a son of man,  dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest. (Revelation 1:12-13) In the Book of Revelation,…

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