The Lord addresses an impoverished and suffering church in this session. He speaks words of promise for faith to grasp and wield against all fears for their individual--and corporate--future. That future is the Life secured for them in Christ. Below are the Keynote slides on The Letter to Smyrna used in class. Click this link … Continue reading Revelation Session Ten: The Letter to Smyrna
Hear the full audio of a meditative Matins service for August 23. The readings appointed for today include: Psalm 111:1-3, 9-10Reflection: "I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation." I first encountered this passage on the lips of a pastor who was trying … Continue reading A Matins Meditation for August 23, 2019
A fourfold Pentecost promise is fulfilled... Hear the full audio of Bible Study from 9 June 2019 John 14:23-31 (ESV) 23 Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. 24 Whoever does not love me … Continue reading Bible Study from 09 June 2019
You can't avoid all suffering. Fearful, we do try and often groan. Still, its end in Christ is well worth the wait... Hear the full audio of "We Groan and Wait Eagerly" A sermon on Romans 8:18-23 / 4th Sunday after Epiphany / 03 February 2019 Thanks for reading! Share with a friend if you … Continue reading We Groan and Wait Eagerly
We know the answer to the song "Mary, Did You Know?" But what about Elizabeth and Zechariah? These Priestly parents prepare the Messenger who prepares the way of the Lord. Their training gave John deep root in the Scripture. Christ brings the seeds parents planted to their fruition. Christ fulfills the promises of old and … Continue reading Elizabeth, Did You Know?
The Lord Jesus meets us here in suffering & turmoil with peace the world cannot give. He brings our tribulation to a most glorious end! Hear the full audio of "Come Out of Your Great Tribulation" A sermon on Revelation 7:2-17 (ESV) / All Saints Day (observed) / 4 November 2018 Bible Study Notes for … Continue reading Come Out of Your Great Tribulation
Communion is no decorative bread left behind on the table for show, but Living Bread from Heaven given to put all the good on the go in love of the household of God... I don't remember why I paused in Philemon. Between the post surgical pain and pain meds, who knows? But this much I … Continue reading Give Thanks, Take and Eat All The Good