Christ and the Churches: Part 5 (Revelation 3:14-22)

Today, we are looking at Christ’s seventh and final message to the churches. This message from our Lord is certainly relevant to the church today! Laodicea, the Lukewarm Church (Rev. 3:14–22) Jesus is the truth and speaks the truth. He is “the faithful and true Witness.” The Lord was about to tell this church the truth about […]

Christ and the Churches: Part 4 (Revelation 3:7-13)

We are still listening to what the Holy Spirit has to say to the churches. This message from Christ certainly applies to the church today! Philadelphia, the Faithful Church (Rev. 3:7–13) As most people know, Philadelphia means “love of the brethren.” Certainly, brotherly love is an important mark of the Christian. We are “taught of […]

Christ and the Churches: Part 3 (Revelation 3:1-6)

Churches are people and human nature has not changed. As we continue our study, we must not look on these letters as ancient relics. On the contrary, they are mirrors in which we see ourselves! Sardis, the Feeble Church (Rev. 3:1–6) Sad to say the city at that time was but a shadow of its […]

3 Attitudes Toward the Will of God: Part 2 (James 4:13–17)

In Part 1, we looked at the first two attitudes toward God’s will: ignoring and disobeying. Today, we will look at the final attitude. Obeying God’s Will (James 4:15) Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do […]

Man’s Wisdom Vs. God’s Wisdom: Part 3 (James 3:13–18)

In Part 1, we learned there is a “heavenly wisdom” that comes from God and a “man-made wisdom” that comes from the world. In Part 2, we saw the contrast between the operation of God’s wisdom and the operation of the world’s wisdom. Today, we will look at the result of God’s wisdom versus the […]

Paul’s Charge to Timothy: Part 2 (1 Timothy 6:11-19)

Today, we will be looking at the final section of chapter 6, where the Apostle Paul continues his instructions to Timothy on ministering to the various kinds of believers in the church (if you missed Part 1, I encourage you to read it now). The Pastor Himself (1 Tim. 6:11–16, 20–21) But you, man of […]

How To Be a Man of God: Part 3 (1 Timothy 4)

Welcome back to our series in 1 Timothy! Today, we will be looking at the final section of chapter 4, where the Apostle Paul gives instructions for church leaders (if you missed Part 1 and Part 2, I encourage you to read them now). A Growing Minister Progresses in the Word (1 Tim. 4:13–16) Until […]

Spiritual Responsibilities of Men and Women: Part 2 (1 Timothy 2)

In 1 Timothy 2, Paul exhorts the men and women in the church and reminds them of their spiritual responsibilities. In Part 1, we saw a spiritual responsibility of men in the church: praying. Today, we will look at a spiritual responsibility of women. The Women—Submitting (2:9–15) I also want the women to dress modestly, […]

Essential Responsibilities of Pastor and Church: Part 1 (1 Timothy 1)

“Men wanted for hazardous journey, small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honor and recognition in case of success.” That advertisement appeared in a London newspaper and thousands of men responded! It was signed by the noted Arctic explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton, and that was what made the […]