How to Live in the New Heaven and Earth

How to Live in the New Heaven and Earth

Paul’s already told us which behaviors to put away in order to demonstrate that we live in the new order. But putting away a behavior is not sufficient; virtue consists of so much more than merely the absence of vice. Which behaviors ought...
What is the Open Door? Revelation 3

What is the Open Door? Revelation 3

The Jewish Christians in the Hellenistic city of Philadelphia endured severe persecution at the hands of their own friends, neighbors, and family members. The Lord addressed these embattled believers in Revelation 3:  I know your works. Behold, I have set before...
Religious Persecution in Progress

Religious Persecution in Progress

What do you do when the fabric of your life is torn?  Most of us would say that we don’t like our lives to be dull and monotonous, but that is probably not what we really feel. Life is made up of routines, habits, and traditions, and it...
Colossians 3: Growing Into Glory

Colossians 3: Growing Into Glory

When Christ who is our life is revealed, you will be revealed with Him in glory. Glory is a word that means “light.” Sometimes glory also means heaviness; think of the overwhelming brightness of the presence of God. When the children of Israel made...