All of us deal with some kind of deep-seated fear. It helps to keep that in mind when reading Isaiah 7, for it concerns a king with deep-seated, and legitimate fear.
Isaiah 6: Cross of the Believer
Just as the cost of Isaiah’s call would be high, so the Lord Jesus did not make His call to discipleship any easier. On the contrary, Jesus stressed the cost of following Him. Following Jesus means full obedience and the giving up of all other plans that a person might prefer to make for themself.
Revelation 1: In the Spirit on the Lord’s Day
I was in [the] Spirit on the Lord’s Day, and I heard behind me a voice loud as a trumpet saying, “Write what you see into a book
Revelation 1: Α and Ω
It was a huge question for the early church, one of the first questions the church councils sought to answer. Was Jesus a human being? Was Jesus divine?
“A Week in the Life of a Greco-Roman Woman”
A Week in the Life of a Greco-Roman Woman, by Holly Beers, PhD, follows the story Anthia and her little son as she comes to know Jesus in first-century Ephesus.
Isaiah 6: Here Am I, Send Me!
Once Isaiah answered God's call, the Lord revealed to him how hard it would be--it was a prophetic utterance that would be repeated many times by other Hebrew prophets as well as all four Gospel writers, and the Apostle Paul.
Isaiah 6: A Burning Coal
The seraph touched my mouth with it and said, “Now that this has touched your lips, your guilt has departed and your sin is blotted out.” Isaiah 6:7 (NRSV)
Styles of Relating
This twenty minute video offers some ideas about styles of relating we turn to, to protect ourselves rather than enter into deep relationship.
Revelation 1: The Whole Earth?
In the present tense, it makes John’s statement an ongoing event, one which had been fulfilled at the cross and continued at Pentecost. But was John speaking only of the supernatural work of Christ whenever the gospel was told and of the Holy Spirit’s conviction of those who heard it by God’s divine power? Or was John indicating there would also be a future fulfillment, one more substantial and concrete? A physical return of Christ, coming on the Pillar of Cloud, God’s glorious Shekinah?
Revelation 1: He Comes in the Clouds
BEHOLD! He comes with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him, and they will beat their breasts with grief over Him, all the peoples of the earth. Yes! Amen!