"Offer Yourself, O Priest!" Say "priest" and minds tend to go anywhere but Jesus. "Priest" is that guy (probably catholic) wearing a black shirt with a white clerical collar. Hear "priest" and perhaps one pictures a Buddhist sort with shaved head, chanting single syllables or sitting silent in lotus position. Some hear "priest" and think … Continue reading Lent 2020: “Offer Yourself, O Priest!”
God knows no better gift for you than His Son--and true sonship by faith in His name... Click to hear the full audio of "To All Who Received Him" A sermon on John 1:1-14 / Nativity of our Lord / 25 December 2019 John 1:1-14 (ESV) 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word … Continue reading To All Who Received Him
John the Baptist knows who he is before the Lord. Better still, he knows who he is NOT. Do you? Click to hear the full audio of "A Voice of One Crying Out" A sermon on John 1:19-28 / Fourth Sunday in Advent / 22 December 2019 John 1:19-28 (ESV) 19 And this is the testimony … Continue reading The Voice of One Crying Out
The door is open to Philadelphia, but the congregation is weak. Holiness and Truth hold the key. Click to hear the full audio of Revelation Session 14: The Letter to Philadelphia A Sanctuary Bible Study of Revelation 3:7-13 / 22 December 2019 Revelation 3:7-13 (ESV) 7 “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: … Continue reading Revelation Session 14: The Letter to Philadelphia
They've got a grand reputation for being a lively and strong church. Problem is, Christ declares they are dead. All should see what's happening at Sardis, and guard against it in their own hearts. Rather than making a name for themselves, Christians here learn to delight in their white garment and new name written in … Continue reading Revelation Session 13: The Letter to Sardis
People-pleasers come in all shapes and sizes, even when the the one person you're trying to please is you. Christ enters in to call us to yield to his judgment, even concerning ourselves. We are freed from chasing the likes, shares, favor and approval of anyone but Jesus--by Jesus who justifies the ungodly. Click to … Continue reading Big Deal, or Small Thing?
The Son of God speaks fiery and public rebuke to Thyatira, a church gone far astray. She promotes both spiritual and physical promiscuity under the banner of His holy Name. She will be thrown down, growing sickly and weak for all the churches to see. The world keeps using her anyway. Her children are lost, … Continue reading Revelation Session Twelve: The Letter to Thyatira