The book of Revelation is written to a persecuted church from a persecuted apostle. John writes the revelation on the island of Patmos where he is located, “On account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus” (Rev. 1:9). In the midst of such suffering John reminds the church of their victory through […]Read More To the One Who Conquers: The Tree of Life
When Jesus was in the region of Caesarea Philippi, he declared to his followers that he would build his church (Mat. 16:18). Although he used architectural language—and was a carpenter by trade—he didn’t intend to begin work on a physical structure. Rather, he used the term “church” in the meaning of the Greek: a called-out […]Read More What do we mean when we say, “church of Christ”?
A few months back my son, Lincoln, got ahold of one of my Bibles and ripped out a small section from one of the pages. When I looked at the verses he tore out, I found Mark 10:9-11 which reads: “What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” And in the house the […]Read More The Scripture We Wish Wasn’t There