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The Worst Advice Someone Can Give You About Revelation

I’ve always read the seven letters to the churches found in Revelation 2-3 as a kind of challenge and encouragement on how believers should live. The passages are filled with accolades as well as corrections.

A warm pat on the back can be felt when I read:

“You have perseverance and have endured for My name’s sake, and have not grown weary. —Revelation 2:3

“I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first.” —Revelation 2:19

Yet my posture stiffens when I read the following admonitions:

“But I have this against you, that you have left your first love.” —Revelation 2:4

“I know your deeds, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.” — Revelation 3:1

Over the years, I’ve found both comfort and conviction within these passages. But as I’ve read this week, I’ve become intrigued by something I’ve never seen before. Continue Reading...

Is This the Most Divisive Bible Passage of Our Age?

Each week during the #LentChallenge we’ve been asking Dr. Craig Blomberg, New Testament scholar and author, YOUR questions.

While reading the epistles we came across what may be one of the most divisive passages of our time which led several of you to ask this hot button question: Continue Reading...

What You’ve Got to Know When You Open Up Your Bible

God is on the move through the #LentChallenge.

And it’s not just that more than 40,000 people have joined in.

It’s that the Holy Spirit is teaching, correcting, challenging, encouraging and breathing life into those who are reading the Bible in profound and downright amazing ways.

Consider the following story we just heard: Continue Reading...

The Most Misinterpreted Verse in The Bible Uncoded

 

We’re so grateful for the insight and wisdom of Dr . Craig L. Blomberg during the #LentChallenge.

He's been answering YOUR questions over the last several weeks and this week we asked him a big one: What is the most misinterpreted passage in the New Testament?

His response may surprise you: Continue Reading...

5 Wild Facts about the Early Church

Like a rollercoaster, our #LentChallenge has led us up a steep climb the past three weeks. Clicking us to the top, we’re about to take a whirlwind, spiraling adventure through the remaining books of the New Testament—all of which have one thing in common: the early church.

Beginning with Acts and winding through the epistles, we are about to catch a snapshot of church history, witness the power of the Holy Spirit, and fall even more in love with God along the way.

Are you in?

I hope so.

Even if you’ve fallen a wee-bit behind, that’s okay! Keep reading. You’ve got this.

Here are 5 wild facts about the early church that you should read before you buckle your seatbelt: Continue Reading...