The Gospel of John, an Introduction

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

What Kind of Christian Are You? (Part 7 of 7: the Church in Laodicea)

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)

What Kind of Christian Are You? (Part 5 of 7: the Church in Sardis)

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)

What Kind of Christian Are You? (Part 3 of 7: the Church in Pergamum)

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)

What Kind of Christian Are You? (Part 2 of 7: the Church in Smyrna)

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)

What Kind of Christian Are You? (Part 1 of 7: the Church in Ephesus)

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)