Many people recommend the Gospel of John as the first book of the Bible for a new Christian to read. Its purpose is clear (John 20:30-31). It does not hold back in presenting Jesus as the Son of God and Savior of the World.
For these reasons I am beginning my series of introductions to the books of the Bible with the Gospel of John. The theme of this book Continue reading The Gospel of John, an Introduction
The gospel is one of those religious terms we all throw around. But do we really know what it means? It has something to do with Jesus and the cross right? In order to explain the gospel I’m going to Continue reading What is the Gospel?
Today we’re going to take a look at the message to the church in Laodicea. In my opinion this church more than any of the other seven embodies the church in America.
The church in Laodicea
We can gather from Christ’s message that the Laodiceans were Continue reading What Kind of Christian Are You? (Part 7 of 7: the Church in Laodicea)
The name of that historic Pennsylvania city comes from church number six, Philadelphia. The name literally means brotherly love. And today we are going to take a look at Continue reading What Kind of Christian Are You? (Part 6 of 7: the Church in Philadelphia)
What kind of church was the church in Sardis? Today we’re going to take a look at the fifth church of the seven churches of Revelation.
The church in Sardis
According to Christ’s evaluation the church in Sardis had Continue reading What Kind of Christian Are You? (Part 5 of 7: the Church in Sardis)
The church in Thyatira was similar to the Pergamum church in that both had their strengths and shortcomings. Today we’re going to go over what Christ had to say to Continue reading What Kind of Christian Are You? (Part 4 of 7: the church in Thyatira)
Today were going to take a look at the Pergamum church. This is one of the churches that Christ has both favorable and negative things to say about. I should hazard to guess that the state of this church resembles more closely than any other church in Revelation 2-3 how Continue reading What Kind of Christian Are You? (Part 3 of 7: the Church in Pergamum)
In the second post of this series we will take a look at the kind of Christian characterized by the church in Smyrna.
The church in Smyrna
While Jesus does not mention anything positive about the Christians in Smyrna he does acknowledge Continue reading What Kind of Christian Are You? (Part 2 of 7: the Church in Smyrna)
This is the first post of a seven part series on the kinds of Christians illustrated by the seven churches from chapters 2 and 3 of the book of Revelation.
In the first post of this new series I’m going to describe what kind of Christians the church in Ephesus were by going over their commendations from Christ and where they fell short. Then we will see Continue reading What Kind of Christian Are You? (Part 1 of 7: the Church in Ephesus)
I’m ending this run on genres in biblical literature with hero stories in the Bible. A hero story is close to the most basic form of narrative. The events revolve around one protagonist, the hero. Unlike tragedy, the protagonist of a hero story is Continue reading Hero Stories in the Bible