Church discipline is never a pleasant thing. It weighs heavily on the hearts of church leadership and it is uncomfortable for a church body to endure. That’s by design. It isn’t meant to be pleasant. It is corrective (Proverbs 22:10) and instructive (Proverbs 21:11). Unpleasant as it is, when it is not carried out, the … Continue reading Thyatira: A Church in Compromise
Ephesus had become a church of spiritual "Martha's." Are we so busy working for God that we do not have time to be with God?
We serve a Savior Who not only knows the future, He declares it!
The return of Christ will be both glorious and terrifying. It will be glorious in that all of creation will see Him as He is and will clearly recognize Him as the Son of God. More importantly, Israel will at last see Jesus as her Messiah and it will lead to national repentance. In all … Continue reading A Layman’s Thoughts on Revelation 1:7 — “Behold, He cometh with the clouds”
When we look at our circumstances, it’s hard to imagine that the Lord is ever coming back. Thankfully, His return is not based on our imaginations, but on the sure promises of His Word.
Having a picture of what the ideal church should be is necessary. Because, left to our own devices we tend to think pretty highly of ourselves.