Gospel Messengers Under Attack

Last night, I was getting ready to go to bed, and so I was brushing my teeth. The right upper side of my mouth has been hurting lately, above my teeth, in my gums. My right hand/fingers have been hurting lately, too, and my right knee and my right foot have been hurting for several … Continue reading Gospel Messengers Under Attack

Keep Following Jesus Christ

The priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees were annoyed that Peter and John were teaching about Jesus Christ and so they arrested them. The next day they brought the apostles before their rulers, elders, and scribes, along with their high priest, etc., and they examined them. And Peter ended up sharing … Continue reading Keep Following Jesus Christ

Like the Face of an Angel

1 Peter 3:8-12 ESV “Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. For “’Whoever desires to love life … Continue reading Like the Face of an Angel

I Have Set Before You an Open Door

Revelation 3:7-13 ESV “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: ‘The words of the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, who shuts and no one opens. “‘I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which … Continue reading I Have Set Before You an Open Door

Let Us Burst Their Bonds Apart

Psalms 2:1-3 ESV “Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying, ‘Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.’” Who is raging, and who is plotting, … Continue reading Let Us Burst Their Bonds Apart

Who Rises up for Me?

Psalms 94:16-19 ESV “Who rises up for me against the wicked? Who stands up for me against evildoers? If the Lord had not been my help, my soul would soon have lived in the land of silence. When I thought, ‘My foot slips,’ your steadfast love, O Lord, held me up. When the cares of … Continue reading Who Rises up for Me?

Why Do They Rage?

Peter and John were under arrest for preaching about Jesus Christ and his gospel. The rulers in the temple of God took counsel against them and charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. “But Peter and John answered them, ‘Whether it is right in the sight of God … Continue reading Why Do They Rage?

The Letters, in Summary

Revelation 1:1-3 ESV “The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that … Continue reading The Letters, in Summary

Do Not Be Led Astray

They Will Lead Many Astray Matthew 24:3-8 ESV As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads … Continue reading Do Not Be Led Astray

Fiery Trials to Test You

Don’t Be Surprised! 1 Peter 4:12-13 ESV “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.” A fiery … Continue reading Fiery Trials to Test You