It is clear the Lord loves his church and desires to bless it. So why does Revelation 2 present such a fearsome picture of Christ as he appears to his people?
We often feel strangely at odds with the world around us, and yet God must have put us in this place for a reason, so how do we resolve this tension?
A 1998 movie called City of Angels features Nicolas Cage as an angel who falls in love with a human woman. As an angelic being, he apparently has no sense of taste, smell or touch and only gains these after he becomes mortal in order to have a romantic relationship with this woman.
And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end, so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
This week, Keith Holloway encourages Christians to consider God's eternal perspective when it looks like evil is prospering.
This week, Keith Holloway explores the process God can use to help us move toward peace in trying times.
As Jesus stood at the highest point of the temple, Satan whispered to him, “Go ahead. Jump! If you’re really God’s son, he’ll save you.”
“[The devil] said to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down. For it is written: “He shall give his angels charge over you,” and, “In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.”’” (Matthew 4:6, NKJV).
God is present everywhere at once. He sees and interacts with every part of the universe at the same time. This aspect of God is so alien to us because we're limited to a single place at any given moment. How is God present with us right now and also billions of other people? How do we comprehend this aspect of God?