Archive for January, 2011

The churches in Revelation part 4

January 30th, 2011

In todays post I want to look at the church in Thyatira. Like the other churches there are some good points and some bad points. In verse 19 of chapter two it says, “I know all the things you do. I have seen your love, your faith, your service, and your patient endurance. And I […]

The churches in Revelation part 3

January 26th, 2011

The next church mentioned in Revelation chapter 2 is Pergamum. Like the church in Ephesus it has good news and bad news. In verse 13 it says, “I know that you live in the city where Satan has his throne, yet you have remained loyal to me. You refused to deny me even when Antipas, […]

The churches in Revelation part 2

January 23rd, 2011

Previously I looked at the first church mentioned in Revelation which was Ephesus. We saw some of their good points and something God wanted them to work on and remember. Today I want to look at the second one – Smyrna. In chapter 2 verse 9 it says to the church in Smyrna, “I know […]

The churches in Revelation part 1

January 20th, 2011

This week I started reading the Book of Revelation for my morning devotions. In chapters two and three we see some messages to the churches. They are the churches in Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodecia. As we read through these chapters we can get a glimpse of what God thinks are good about […]

It was by faith

January 14th, 2011

Hebrews chapter 11 is a great passage from the Bible that talks about faith. Hebrews 11:1 says, “Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see” . Verse 2 tells us that “Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a […]

Healing Scriptures

January 9th, 2011

I came across these Scriptures while searching for them for someone. I used to read them out loud everyday when I was really sick with Rheumatoid Arthritis. They helped to fill me with hope and faith. Exodus 23:25 – Worship the LORD your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I […]

Obedience when it doesn’t make sense

January 4th, 2011

In Luke 5:4-7 there is an interesting section of the Bible that touches on obedience when the request doesn’t make sense. In this passage we see that Jesus asked Simon (Peter) to take his boat out into the deep water to catch some fish (V4). In verse five we see Simon’s response… Simon answered, “Master, […]

My favourite verse of 2010

January 1st, 2011

Each year I have a favourite verse/s for the year. It seems to rise up above all of the other Bible verses and resonates within me. Over the years verses like Matthew 28:18-20 and 2 Corinthians 5:17-20 have really spoken to me about being outward focussed in my faith and life. In 2010 a different […]