These post are Bible studies I have done over the years, including the devotional readings. My prayer is that you may find them helpful in your own study.

  • Psalms - Studies from the book of the Psalms
  • Micah - Studies from the prophet Micah
    • What Does God Require? – Micah 6:8 - April 28, 2013 - What does God expect of me as a believer?  It is common, and tempting, to believe that God 's expectations for me are to live…
  • Mark - Studies from the gospel of Mark
    • Why Parables? – Mark 4:10-12 - October 9, 2014 - One of Jesus most common teaching methods was the use of parables.  A parable is a simple true-to-life story that illustrates a spiritual truth.  They…
    • Living With Thorns – Mark 4:18-19 - January 13, 2012 - In the parable of the Sower and the Seed, I find myself challenged by the thorns that choke out the seed. There are so many…
    • Replacing God’s Commands with Human Tradition – Mark 7:6-8 - February 6, 2014 - As far as the Pharisees were concerned, Jesus was not a very good Jew.  He seemed somewhat disinterested in following all of the traditions that…
    • Listen to Jesus – Mark 9:5-7 - February 10, 2014 - In the gospel accounts we find a time when Jesus takes Peter, James and John up onto a mountain and is transfigured before them, appearing…
    • I Believe! Help My Unbelief! – Mark 9:24 - November 24, 2015 - Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” - Mark 9:24 NIV I believe!  This expression is used in two…
    • Lord, Help My Unbelief – Mark 9:24 - October 22, 2014 - A father with a demon possessed, or epileptic, son brings the boy to Jesus to have him healed; if Jesus is able to.  Jesus responds…
    • I Was There – Mark 14:51-52 - November 15, 2013 - In Mark's gospel there is an interesting, and seemingly irrelevant, passage that is included in the account of Jesus arrest at Gethsemane, an account that…
  • Luke - Studies from the gospel of Luke
    • Two Went To Pray – Luke 18:9-14 - July 2, 2012 - Nearly every town of any size has one; First Baptist Church of AnyTown USA.  And some of these churches have prayer chapels that are open…
    • I Am Gabriel! – Luke 1:18-20 - May 27, 2014 - Zechariah asked the angel, “How can I be sure of this? I am an old man and my wife is well along in years.” The…
    • Love Your Enemies – Luke 6:27-36 - November 19, 2013 - I generally enjoy reading the scriptures and find inspiration, and challenge, within its words.  But occasionally there are times when Jesus has something to say…
    • Are You a Mary, or a Martha? – Luke 10:38-42 - October 9, 2013 - In the gospel of Luke we find recorded a visit that Jesus paid to the home of a pair of sisters, Mary & Martha; the…
    • The Parable of the Rich Fool – Luke 12:13-21 - September 27, 2012 - How important are things to you?  I would be the first to admit that I have lots of stuff.  Far more stuff than I need…
    • What? Me Worry? – Luke 12:22-26 - February 11, 2014 - I worry about many things. Will I make it to my meeting on time?  Almost always! Will anyone else be there?  Usually. Will my knees,…
    • The Lost and Found Parables – Luke 15:3-32 - September 17, 2012 - Luke records 3 of Jesus' parables in the 15th chapter of his account of Jesus ministry.  These three parables, typically identified as the Lost Sheep,…
    • Lazarus and the Rich Man – Luke 16:19-31 - January 5, 2013 - In Luke 16:19-31 Jesus tells us a story about two people who are on opposite sides of the social strata for 1st century Israel.  Lazarus is a…
    • Remember Lot’s Wife – Luke 17:28-33 - February 14, 2014 - In the 19th chapter of Genesis is recorded the story of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and the rescue of Lot and his family.…
    • Parable of the Persistent Widow – Luke 18:1-8 - November 6, 2012 - Some of Jesus parables are pretty straight forward and easy to understand.  But some are a bit more challenging.  The parable of the Persistent Widow…
    • Two Men Went Up To Pray – Luke 18:9-14 - November 21, 2013 - Pharisees were the fundamentalists of Jesus day.  They were very concerned with strict adherence to the Old Testament Law, as well as maintaining separation from…
    • Giving to Caesar – Luke 20:25 - June 29, 2017 - He said to them, “Then give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.” - Luke 20:25 NIV As Christians we…
    • Lift Up Your Heads – Luke 21:28 - June 30, 2017 - When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” - Luke 21:28 NIV Imagine…
    • Weeping Over Sin – Luke 22:62 - July 1, 2017 - And he went outside and wept bitterly. - Luke 22:62 NIV Sin is disobedience to God, which is the same thing as denying his lordship…
    • Solving the Problem of Sin – Luke 23:33 - July 2, 2017 - When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left.…
    • He has Risen! – Luke 24:5-6 - July 3, 2017 - Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! - Luke 24:5-6 NIV What wonderful news the…
  • John - Studies from the gospel of John
    • The Word – John 1:1-4, 14a - September 9, 2017 - In Jesus birth, life, death, and resurrection, we most commonly see the Word as flesh. But he is so much more than that. He is…
    • A Sign to Reveal his Glory – John 2:11 - September 10, 2017 - Jesus performed many miracles during his earthly ministry (John 20:30), but John only records seven of them. And he does so for a very specific…
    • Because God Loves Us – John 3:16 - September 13, 2017 - This is likely one of the best known verses in the Bible. It is also one of the most significant; containing the heart of the…
    • He Must Become Greater – John 3:30 - February 18, 2014 - He must become greater; I must become less.   John 3:30 NIV I love this response of John the Baptist to those who are concerned…
    • Worship in Spirit and Truth – John 4:23 - September 14, 2017 - God wants worshippers who will worship in spirit and in truth. The outward forms of worship are good if they help in leading me to…
    • Worship in Spirit – John 4:24 - June 10, 2014 - God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth. John 4:24 NIV To worship God is to show reverence or…
    • Mimicking the Father – John 5:19 - September 15, 2017 - It is easy to find something to do and jump into it. But how much better it is to follow Jesus example, seeking out the…
    • To Whom Shall We Go? – John 6:67-69 - September 16, 2017 - Many people today do the same thing that the crowd did; they follow Jesus so long as he is feeding them and the going is…
    • Hated by the World – John 7:7 - September 17, 2017 - As disciples of Jesus, we should not wave the flag of tolerance. Let your life and your words bear witness to the truth and against…
    • The Great I AM – John 8:58-59 - September 18, 2017 - I have had several people tell me that Jesus never claimed to be God; that claims for his divinity were a later embellishment of the…
    • One Thing I Know – John 9:25 - September 19, 2017 - But fear did not stop the formerly blind man, nor did a lack of knowledge. He freely confessed what he didn't know, and stuck to…
    • The Importance of Personal Experience – John 9:25 - February 17, 2014 - The ninth chapter of John tells the story of a man born blind who was healed by Jesus.  Because the healing took place on the…
    • Following the Shepherd – John 10:3-4 - September 20, 2017 - Look at what Jesus says here about the sheep. His sheep recognize and listen to his voice, and they follow him where he leads. If…
    • The Resurrection and the Life – John 11:25-26 - September 21, 2017 - I am so thankful that Jesus is the resurrection and the life. That in him I have eternal life; life that will endure beyond the…
    • Did He Stink? – John 11:38-39 - February 25, 2012 - In John 11:38-39 Jesus is standing at Lazarus' tomb and calls on them to roll back the stone. Martha responds that Lazarus has been in…
    • Loving Human Praise – John 12:43 - September 22, 2017 - Most people care what others think of them. We are social creatures and it is only natural that we want to be accepted by the…
    • Foot Washing – John 13:1-15 - May 22, 2013 - In the 13th chapter of John is the interesting account of Jesus washing his disciples feet. 1 Before the Passover Festival, Jesus knew that His…
    • The Mark of Discipleship – John 13:34-35 - May 29, 2012 - In John 13-17 Jesus shares one last evening with his disciples before he goes to the cross.  One last time to prepare them for the…
    • A New Command – John 13:34 - September 23, 2017 - Jesus gave to his disciples a new command; that they love each other in the same fashion that Jesus had loved them. This was not…
    • The Only Way – John 14:6 - September 24, 2017 - That Jesus is the only way is not popular in our culture and is considered to be too exclusive. There are many 'other ways' advertised…
    • Remaining in Christ – John 15:5 - September 25, 2017 - When you look at a grape vine, can you tell where the vine ends and the branches begin? If, like the branches, we remain in…
    • The Advocate – John 16:7 - September 26, 2017 - I suspect that most believers would love to have Jesus physically present with us through the day. But Jesus tells us that it is better…
    • Koinonia: Yearned for; and Feared! – John 17:20-23 - November 30, 2012 - In Acts 2:42 we find that the earliest church was devoted to four things: the Apostle's teaching, the fellowship, the breaking of bread, and to…
    • A Prayer for Unity – John 17:20-21 - September 27, 2017 - As Jesus prepares for the cross, he prays for the unity of his disciples and those who would come after them; something of great importance…
    • What is Truth – John 18:37-38 - September 28, 2017 - What is truth? Jesus is the ultimate truth on which all other truths stand. All other 'truths' should be judged by his truth.
    • What Is Truth? – John 18:38 - February 28, 2012 - That Pilate, and many others both today and throughout history, do not recognize him for who he is does not diminish that truth. Jesus is…
    • Three Crosses – John 19:18 - September 29, 2017 - There were 3 crosses at Calvary. Jesus was on the cross of atonement. Were the other crosses the cross of repentance and the cross of…
    • The Demand for A Sign – John 20:30-31 - December 24, 2011 - For those who have believed, remember Jesus' words and guard against those who would seek to lead you away from simple faith in your Creator…
    • That You May Believe – John 20:30-31 - September 30, 2017 - Jesus' many signs should direct us to belief and eternal life. Will you see and believe, or close your eyes and stumble?
    • What About Him? – John 21:21 - October 1, 2017 - It is only natural to want to compare ourselves with others. But Jesus calls us to follow him and the plan he has for us;…
  • Acts - Studies from Acts, a history of the earliest church
    • Being a Witness – Acts 1:8 - July 4, 2017 - But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and…
    • Jesus, Lord and Christ – Acts 2:36 - November 25, 2013 - Who is Jesus?  If you were to ask a sampling of your non-church friends this question you would get a variety of answers, ranging from…
    • Lord and Messiah – Acts 2:36 - July 5, 2017 - “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.” - Acts 2:36 NIV Jesus…
    • Doing Church, an Old Look – Acts 2:42-47 - September 3, 2012 - There is a passage in the book of Acts that I have been drawn to recently.  This passage describes the life of the church in…
    • Silver or Gold – Acts 3:6 - July 8, 2017 - Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of…
    • Time Spent with Jesus – Acts 4:13 - July 9, 2017 - When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that…
    • Who Ya Gonna Listen To? – Acts 4:19-20 - December 2, 2013 - Early in the life of the church, Peter and John are brought before the religious leaders of Israel, who also doubled as the political leaders…
    • Worthy to Suffer for Christ- Acts 5:41-42 - July 10, 2017 - The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name. Day after day, in the temple courts…
    • Resolving Conflict in the Church – Acts 6:7 - July 11, 2017 - So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly, and a large number of priests became obedient to the faith.…
    • Forgiveness as an Expression of Love – Acts 7:60 - July 12, 2017 - Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he fell asleep.…
    • Following God’s Call – Acts 8:26 - July 13, 2017 - Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Go south to the road—the desert road—that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” - Acts 8:26…
    • Following the Way – Acts 9:3 - July 14, 2017 - [Paul] went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged…
    • Even on the Gentiles – Acts 10:44-46 - February 24, 2014 - While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message.  The circumcised believers who had come with Peter…
    • Even on the Gentiles – Acts 10:45 - July 15, 2017 - The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on Gentiles. -…
    • First Called Christians – Acts 11:26 - July 16, 2017 - The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch. - Acts 11:26b NIV There is some debate as to what the name Christian means, little Christ…
    • Unexpected Answered Prayer – Acts 12:15 - July 17, 2017 - “You’re out of your mind,” they told her. When she kept insisting that it was so, they said, “It must be his angel.” - Acts…
    • Seeking God’s Direction – Acts 13:2 - July 21, 2017 - While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I…
    • Stoned and Left for Dead – Acts 14:19 - July 22, 2017 - Then some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowd over. They stoned Paul and dragged him outside the city, thinking he was…
    • Saved by Grace – Acts 15:11 - July 23, 2017 - No! We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are. - Acts 15:11 NIV What…
    • Believe in the Lord Jesus – Acts 16:30-31 - July 24, 2017 - He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will…
    • Examining the Scriptures – Acts 17:11 - July 25, 2017 - Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures…
    • A Vigilant Watchman? – Acts 18:6 - July 26, 2017 - But when they opposed Paul and became abusive, he shook out his clothes in protest and said to them, “Your blood be on your own…
    • How to Change Society – Acts 19:26-27 - July 27, 2017 - And you see and hear how this fellow Paul has convinced and led astray large numbers of people here in Ephesus and in practically the…
    • Repentance and Faith – Acts 20:21 - July 28, 2017 - I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus. - Acts…
    • Willing to Die for the Lord Jesus – Acts 21:13 - July 29, 2017 - Then Paul answered, “Why are you weeping and breaking my heart? I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die in Jerusalem…
    • Avoiding a Beating – Acts 22:25 - July 30, 2017 - As they stretched him out to flog him, Paul said to the centurion standing there, “Is it legal for you to flog a Roman citizen…
    • Following Through on Commitments – Acts 23:12 - July 31, 2017 - The next morning some Jews formed a conspiracy and bound themselves with an oath not to eat or drink until they had killed Paul. -…
    • Fearing the Consequences – Acts 24:25 - August 1, 2017 - As Paul talked about righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and said, “That’s enough for now! You may leave. When I…
    • A Dead Man Named Jesus – Acts 25:19 - August 2, 2017 - 25-30 years prior to this Paul was in the camp claiming Jesus was dead. So what happened? He encountered the resurrected Jesus and it turned…
    • Demonstrating Repentance – Acts 26:20 - August 3, 2017 - Demonstrate your conversion by your deeds.
  • 2 Thessalonians - Studies from Paul's second letter to the Thessalonian church
    • Titus - Studies from Paul's letter to Titus
      • Because of His Mercy- Titus 3:3-5 - May 5, 2014 - At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being…
    • Philemon - Studies from Paul's letter to Philemon
      • Hebrews - Studies from the letter to the Hebrews
        • Jesus’ Divine Nature – Heb 1:3 - August 4, 2017 - The author of Hebrews makes clear the divine nature of Jesus. He is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of God's being;…
        • The Humanity of Jesus – Heb. 2:17 - August 5, 2017 - Jesus was made fully human in every way. He lived for 33 years as an infant/child/youth/adult going through all of the same things we did…
        • Hold Firmly to the End – Heb. 3:14 - August 6, 2017 - Could it be that only those who are faithful to the end are ever actually saved? That salvation is not based on how you start…
        • Giving Account – Heb. 4:13 - August 7, 2017 - All of my thoughts, attitudes, secret activities as well as the more public stuff will be uncovered and laid bare before God. And I can…
        • Milk, or Solid Food? – Heb. 5:12 - August 8, 2017 - Dig into God's word. Don't be content with just the elementary truths it contains; start eating some steak. Grow in your faith and in turn…
        • An Anchor in the Midst of Change- Hebrews 6:19-20 - November 16, 2012 - Change is oftentimes hard.  But it is also necessary.  Without change we would not have life.  Sometimes we embrace change.  Other times we resist it.…
        • An Anchor for the Soul – Heb 6:19 - August 12, 2017 - Our hope of salvation serves as an anchor that keeps us from drifting and being shipwrecked. And that anchor is not embedded in the sand…
        • An Exalted Intercessor – Heb 7:26 - August 13, 2017 - Such a high priest truly meets our need—one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens. - Hebrews 7:26 NIV…
        • Better Promises – Heb. 8:6 - August 14, 2017 - The promises of the new covenant, of which Jesus is the mediator, are superior. Under the new covenant there is no promise of earthly possessions.…
        • Coming a Second Time – Heb 9:28 - August 15, 2017 - 2000 years ago Christ came to earth to be a sacrifice for our sin. When he left, it was with a promise that he would…
        • Spurring One Another On – Heb 10:24 - August 16, 2017 - Think about (consider) how to be an encourager today for other believers you come into contact with. Let us consider how to "spur one another…
        • Faith Defined – Heb 11:6 - August 17, 2017 - It would be so much easier if God would just reveal himself visibly to all, removing any doubts as to his existence and his intent…
        • A Great Cloud of Witnesses – Hebrews 12:1-3 - November 4, 2013 - Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily…
        • Run with Perseverance – Heb 12:1-3 - August 18, 2017 - As the athlete in the stadium is cheered on and encouraged by the crowd, so we should be encouraged by those who have come before…
        • Pleasing Sacrifices – Heb 13:15 - August 25, 2017 - Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. And do not forget…
      • James - Studies from the letter of James
        • Joyful in Trials – James 1:2-4 - August 28, 2013 - Trials, difficulties, challenges, confrontations, IRS audits, economic meltdown, out of control kids, unemployment, persecution, etc., etc., etc..  None of us are immune to the difficulties…
        • Finding Joy in Difficulties – James 1:2-4 - August 26, 2017 - Next time you find yourself facing challenges or difficulties, rather than complain and/or give up; persevere, and be thankful for how God can use them…
        • Temptation – James 1:13-15 - September 7, 2013 - Temptation: being attracted or enticed to pursue some course of action or thought. Generally we use it in a negative way; being enticed to do…
        • A Living Faith – James 2:14 - August 27, 2017 - Does your faith in Christ prompt you to give to the needy, to care for the down and out, or to comfort those experiencing loss…
        • The Power of Words – James 3:1-12 - September 21, 2013 - Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me!  How many times did you hear, or say this, growing up.  If,…
        • Blessing and Cursing – James 3:9-10 - August 28, 2017 - James has a lot to say about the tongue, and most of it is not very good. It is amazing how much trouble that little…
        • Conflicts in the Body – James 4:1-10 - September 30, 2013 - Churches fight. It is unfortunate, but true. If you have been involved with a church more than a few years, you have probably experienced conflict…
        • Failure to do Good – James 4:17 - August 29, 2017 - Sin! As Christians we know that sin is bad and we should avoid it. But how often are we guilty of thinking of sin as…
        • Powerful and Effective Prayer – James 5:16 - August 30, 2017 - If I am striving for personal holiness, and I am praying for others, I should expect that my prayer would be effective; that it will…
      • 1 Peter - Studies from Peter's first letter
        • A Living Hope – 1 Peter 1:3-9 - January 18, 2013 - The epistle of First Peter is traditionally attributed to the apostle Peter, although many modern scholars dispute that today.  Regardless of the human author though,…
        • Be Holy – 1 Peter 1:13-16 - October 22, 2012 - Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed…
        • A Call to Holiness – 1 Peter 1:15 - August 31, 2017 - Being holy doesn't mean we are perfect, it means we are dedicated for God's use; for him to use as he sees fit. And that…
        • Living as an Alien – 1 Peter 1:17-21 - January 26, 2013 - Have you ever wondered what an alien from another world might look like?  Oftentimes we might visualize ET or one of the critters from MIB.…
        • Living a Life of Love – 1 Peter 1:22-2:3 - February 1, 2013 - Love!  Just a simple little word.  And a word that is used so easily in our society; and for so many purposes.  I love Lord…
        • A Royal Priesthood – 1 Peter 2:4-10 - February 21, 2013 - 4 As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— 5 you also, like living stones,…
        • Waging War on Desire – 1 Peter 2:11 - September 1, 2017 - In Ephesians 6:10-17 Paul talks about the spiritual warfare that we are engaged in, urging us to put on the armor God has provided. In…
        • Honor the Emperor – 1 Peter 2:14-17 - March 1, 2013 - 13 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, 14 or to governors, who are…
        • Responding to Insult – 1 Peter 2:18-25 - March 7, 2013 - Have you ever been insulted?  I would guess that you have.  You might have been insulted because of your physical appearance, your gender, your age,…
        • Always Be Prepared – 1 Peter 3:15-16 - September 2, 2017 - Peter is assuming that someone else has initiated the conversation, asking about the hope I have in Christ, likely because they see something different in…
        • Love Deeply – 1 Peter 4:8 - September 3, 2017 - The more we love, the less likely the differences in our personalities and ways of doing things will be to divide us. Instead, we will…
        • Like a Roaring Lion – 1 Peter 5:8-9 - September 4, 2017 - Peter pictures Satan as a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Belief in a personal devil, Satan, is often given lip service, but do…
      • 1 John - Studies from the first epistle of John
        • Walking in the Light – 1 John 1:7 - October 2, 2017 - How can I know that I am in relationship with God? One good indicator is my relationship with other believers. Am I walking together with…
        • Loving the World – 1 John 2:15 - October 3, 2017 - You cannot love the things of this world and also love God. You cannot serve two masters. Hold tightly to God and loosely to the…
        • So What Comes Next? – 1 John 3:1-3 - March 8, 2016 - So what happens at the end of this life? According the the Bible, it will be one of two things. For the one who has…
        • Being Like Christ – 1 John 3:2 - October 4, 2017 - While we do not know what heaven holds for us, we have the promise of being like Christ. And with that hope, we should strive…
        • No Fear in Love – 1 John 4:18 - October 5, 2017 - Love drives out fear, fear of death and the judgement. When we abide in God's love we do not need to fear what is to…
        • Loving God – 1 John 5:3 - October 6, 2017 - Can you love God without obedience to him? John pretty clearly responds to that question saying that obedience to God is love for him. I…
      • 2 John - Studies from the second epistle of John
        • Antichrists – 2 John 1:10-11 - October 7, 2017 - Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man, of one essence with the Father and the Holy Spirit, but a distinct person. Those who teach…
      • 3 John - Studies from the third epistle of John
        • Fellow Workers – 3 John 1:8 - October 8, 2017 - Support a missionary; pray for them, write to them, offer financial support, welcome them when they visit; be a fellow worker with them for the…
      • Jude - Studies from the epistle of Jude
        • Kept from Stumbling – Jude 1:24-25 - September 8, 2017 - In Jude's doxology he offers praise to the one who is able to keep us from stumbling and who will present us to himself without…
      • Revelation - Study from the Revelation of Jesus to John
        • Reading and Keeping the Words of this Prophecy – Rev 1:3 - October 9, 2017 - While we may not understand Revelation and all of it's symbolism, we will be blessed as we read it and as we hold it in…
        • Ephesus: The Almost Perfect Church – Revelation 2:1-7 - January 10, 2014 - In the second and third chapters of Revelation are letters from Jesus to seven of the first century churches in what is today Turkey.  While…
        • Abandoning Your First Love – Rev. 2:4 - October 10, 2017 - The church at Ephesus was an example for service and obedience, with one hugh problem; they had drifted away from a love relationship with Christ.…
        • Smyrna: The Faithful Church – Revelation 2:8-11 - January 24, 2014 - In the second and third chapters of Revelation are letters from Jesus to seven of the first century churches in what is today Turkey.  While…
        • Pergamum: The Compromising Church – Revelation 2:12-17 - February 14, 2014 -  In the second and third chapters of Revelation are letters from Jesus to seven of the first century churches in what is today Turkey.  While…
        • Thyatira: The Tolerant Church – Revelation 2:18-29 - March 1, 2014 - In the second and third chapters of Revelation are letters from Jesus to seven of the first century churches in what is today Turkey.  While…
        • Sardis: A Dead Church With A Reputation – Revelation 3:1-6 - March 28, 2014 - In the second and third chapters of Revelation are letters from Jesus to seven of the first century churches in what is today Turkey. While…
        • Philadelphia: The Enduring Church – Revelation 3:7-13 - May 3, 2014 - In the second and third chapters of Revelation are letters from Jesus to seven of the first century churches in what is today Turkey. While…
        • Laodicea: The Lukewarm Church – Revelation 3:14-22 - May 23, 2014 - In the second and third chapters of Revelation are letters from Jesus to seven of the first century churches in what is today Turkey. While…
        • The Lukewarm Church – Rev 3:17 - October 11, 2017 - Don't be deceived by the outward appearance of a local church body. Christ looks, not on what is on the outside, but what is in…
        • Heavenly Worship – Rev 4:9 - October 12, 2017 - Heaven is a place of continuous worship and praise for our creator and redeemer. We will join that heavenly chorus someday, but why not start…
        • The Prayers of the Saints – Rev 5:8 - October 13, 2017 - Revelation pictures the prayers of the saints as incense being offered up before God. Our prayer is a sweet smelling sacrifice that God is pleased…
        • The Blessedness of Martyrdom – Rev 6:9 - October 14, 2017 - Suffering for our faith and martyrdom are probably not high up on the list of things we look forward to. But what a privilege it…
        • Sheltered by His Presence – Rev 7:13-17 - October 15, 2017 - Revelation is not all about punishment and wrath. It also contains images of the future for those who have washed their robes in the blood…
        • A Response to Prayer – Rev 8:5 - October 16, 2017 - Does God answer prayer? This scene from Revelation shows that he does, as the saints prayer for justice is answered and judgement on the earth…
        • Refusal to Repent – Rev 9:20 - October 17, 2017 - How would people respond if they experienced a touch of hell here on earth. Revelation 9 indicates that they would still refuse to repent and…
        • Consuming the Word – Rev 10:10 - October 18, 2017 - Follow the example of John and consume the Word, making it a part of your life. It will be sweet at times and bitter at…
        • The Last Trumpet – Rev 11:15 - October 19, 2017 - The last trumpet announces a divine takeover of the earth where Christ will reign eternally. Is it also the last trumpet that announces the resurrection?
        • Conquering by the Blood – Rev 12:11 - October 20, 2017 - In the heavenly courtroom drama, we defeat Satan, our accuser, by two pieces of evidence; the blood of the Lamb, and the testimony of our…
        • The Persecuted Church – Rev 13:7 - October 21, 2017 - The spirit of antichrist is active in the world today waging war on the saints, and conquering them. Pray for those who are suffering and…
        • Harvesting the Earth – Rev 14:14 - October 22, 2017 - There are two harvests of the earth coming; one to eternal life and the other to destruction. Are you ready?
        • Conquerors – Rev 15:2 - October 23, 2017 - How do you come out on top in the end? By trusting your life to Christ and being faithful to him even unto death. Nothing…
        • Bowls of Wrath – Rev 16:1 - October 25, 2017 - God's judgement and wrath are coming to this world. The only way to escape this judgement is to listen to the words of Christ and…
        • Carrying Out God’s Purpose – Rev 17:17 - October 26, 2017 - God is in control, even in directing the affairs of nations, and those opposing him, in the accomplishment of his purpose for creation. He will…
        • Leaving Babylon – Rev 18:4 - October 27, 2017 - As believers we need to come out of Babylon. Don't be a part of this world and its way of doing things. But seek after…
        • The Marriage of the Lamb – Rev 19:7 - October 28, 2017 - The marriage of the Lamb is coming and his Bride the Church) is making herself ready. Hold onto that hope and let it sustain you…
        • A Millennium Kingdom? – Rev 20:4 - October 29, 2017 - How should we understand this passage that describes the 1000 year reign of Christ with the tribulation martyrs? Is this a critical doctrine, or less…
        • Unveiling of the Bride – Rev 21:9-10 - October 31, 2017 - The Holy City, the New Jerusalem, the Bride of Christ, a redeemed and glorious church prepared for her wedding to the Lamb. How great to…
        • What is Heaven Like? – Revelation 21:21 - October 21, 2011 - So, what is heaven really like? I must confess that I really don't know. I do believe that my future though will not just be…
        • The Tree of Life – Rev 22:1-2 - November 1, 2017 - The tree of life is lost in Eden, but restored in the Holy City, the new paradise. Blessed are those who are given the right…
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