God must be in my beginning

In order for us to genuinely amount to anything worthwhile, the Bible teaches us from its start in Genesis all the way to its finish in Revelation that God must be at the forefront. He must be in our beginning. When we study what Jehovah did in Genesis 1, we see how he methodically set... Continue Reading →

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He’s moving us from glory to glory

Prior to the time we as believers were enlightened by the Holy Spirit, our "minds were blinded" (2 Corinthians 3:14), our hearts were hardened against God and his word. Spiritually speaking, we had sin and unbelief covering our faces like a veil preventing us from seeing the Lord clearly. But thanks be to God he... Continue Reading →

How the church body and saints get true blessings

To conclude 2 Corinthians, Paul spoke a special blessing over that church. His blessing them was a final instruction on how they could not only receive the Lord's blessings, but more importantly revealed how they could be a blessing to God, to fellow saints, and to the world. He stated the following: Finally, brethren, farewell.... Continue Reading →

Holy Spirit-centered

Toward the end of 1 Thessalonians 5, Paul unleashes what seems to be a string of last minute random statements. Although his statements can be quoted (and often are) as stand-alone phrases, they are all linked together. I'm speaking especially of verses 16-23, which read as follows: 16 Rejoice evermore. 17 Pray without ceasing. 18 In every thing... Continue Reading →

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