The prophet now circled to the center of Judah’s kingdom, at the very heart of the nation. God’s holy hill, Mount Zion, to God’s holy habitation, the royal capital of Jerusalem.
It makes sense the throne would have captured John’s attention first. It was at the center of his vision, glorious, radiating a cascade of rainbow light. That he noticed the elders next also makes sense, as they were human in appearance. The four living beasts were also at the center of the scene, and their … Continue reading Revelation 5: The Seven-Sealed Scroll
A great deal of infrastructure was also necessary—roads, waterworks, food delivery, fortifications—were necessary to support Herod's ambitions building program.
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?
For a couple of months, I am going to be concentrating almost exclusively on writing my thesis.
Originally delivered on a Sunday at New Hope Chapel, Arnold MD, this talk was a team-teaching project with another of the teachers at New Hope Chapel, in a series on loneliness
This is good news for humankind, for we have been trying to appease angry gods for all of our recorded history.
Jesus was thirsty for water, and knew the woman at the well was thirsty for eternal life. But. There is so . . . much . . . more to this story. You may be surprised by what the Greek reveals.
God conditions us through heartache and confession to receive God’s encouragement and counsel.
“It is a pleasure to endorse this series of Bible studies on thirty-two women of the Bible. May God’s blessing be on each one who picks up the Bible and is led by the series of questions to ask themselves very similar questions so that we all may grow up in Christ Jesus. Special thanks … Continue reading Broken, Searching, Trusted, Powerful