As one surveys history and reflects upon current culture a pattern emerges: When people turn from God Institutions and Ideologies become their god�the way to realize heaven on earth and to be saved. Revelation 13 suggests that this isn’t a fluke, but rather a spiritual tactic of Satan.
To understand a story it’s necessary to know who the main characters are and how they relate to the plot. The same is true for the story of history. In Revelation 12 Christ, Satan, and the People of God serve as the main characters. And, the plot is what God has done to silence our accuser.
The witness of the Church is the mystery of grace revealed through Jesus. And, because the witness is about grace it is opposed
How can God permit evil and suffering? How can he use it as judgment? Why does he do it? These are questions that continue to surface age after age. Revelation 8-9 addresses these important questions and depicts God’s judgment upon a world which ignores and opposes him, but with the aim of driving them to his breast.
The Bible has a realistic view of evil and suffering: it is inevitable and God alone can sustain us through it. If we are na
The idea of worship comes from a middle English word
Psalm 131 challenges us to cultivate a quiet trust in God in the midst of a restless world. But what does it really mean to
Sometimes our commitment to a particular quality of life [ideal job, relationship, standard of living, etc], threatens to kill our relationship with God and others
Outward appearances can be deceiving: the church in Philadelphia was small and insignificant but strong in its loyalty to Jesus. Jesus comforts the church with a vision of his power and intimate presence.
Sometimes being oblivious or clueless is endearing