Your Baptism is an Important Promise

Your Baptism is an Important Promise

We must be a people who live up to our baptismal promises. It may be that you do not consider baptism a promise, but it is precisely that. You and I have entered into a covenant relationship with God through Jesus Christ. We have made promises, and these promises...
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 you...
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 is usually when these...
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 the...
Are You a Part of the People of God?

Are You a Part of the People of God?

What does it mean to be part of the new creation? Colossians 3 describes some of the signifiers and characteristics of the new people of God: Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of...