Tag: Christian

  • Climbing our pedestals

    Climbing our pedestals

    Don’t be selfish; don’t live to make a good impression on others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourself. Philippians 2:3 I read a tweet recently which asked why so many churches of a certain background were so attracted to narcissist leaders. I won’t mention the particular background in question but I did…

  • Emails from the Great Beyond

    Emails from the Great Beyond

    Since I haven’t written in a while, here’s a few stories, loosely linked together, contemplating our mortality. Exciting topic, right? Every culture has its own way of honoring those who have passed away but I am reminded of a few verses of scripture from Ecclesiastes talking about the futility of it all. I covered some…

  • Hate thy neighbor: Faith in an election cycle

    Hate thy neighbor: Faith in an election cycle

    If there is one scripture in the secular political bible, it is “hate thy neighbor.” The result of generations of identity politics is a nation divided—exactly as intended. For people of faith, the role we should play in the American political scene has never been more confusing and, to many, never been as important. No…

  • Revelation: The Millennial Kingdom and Final Judgment

    Revelation: The Millennial Kingdom and Final Judgment

    Last week, we discussed the wedding in Heaven and we talked about how the customs of a Jewish wedding compare to our relationship with Christ. At the end of chapter 19, we read about the return of Christ—the groom—and the defeat of the armies of the beast. We hear so many stories about armageddon and…

  • Revelation: Babylon and The Beast

    Revelation: Babylon and The Beast

    Last week, we covered the seven bowls of wrath. After the seventh bowl, which corresponds with the seventh seal and the seventh trumpet, Christ returns. As you know, Revelation is not linear. It is a series of visions showing what must take place. After the seventh seal, the voice from the throne said “it is…

  • Revelation: The Final Harvest and The Bowls

    Revelation: The Final Harvest and The Bowls

    We covered a broad range of topics last week in our discussion on the spiritual war. It is much more than a detail of the fall from Heaven—it’s a war for our souls that continues to mislead, distract, and corrupt. It’s very easy to get wrapped up in conspiracy theories and end times speculation. These…

  • Revelation: the spiritual war

    Revelation: the spiritual war

    In our last lesson, we talked about the ministry of the two witnesses. At the end of their ministry, there were killed by the beast and rose from the dead after 3 ½ days and were lifted into Heaven. Many people gave glory to God. The second woe ended. At that point, the 7th angel…

  • Revelation Study: The Seven Trumpets

    Revelation Study: The Seven Trumpets

    Continuing the Revelation Series with a study on the Seven Trumpets.

  • The Revelation Series: The Rapture

    The Revelation Series: The Rapture

    Continuing our Revelation study with some review of rapture beliefs

  • The Seven Seals of Revelation

    The Seven Seals of Revelation

    Continuation of the Revelation series. The Seven Seals are opened. What do they mean?