Discern Before You Declare

“And when the seven thunders had sounded, I was about to write, but I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Seal up what the seven thunders have said, and do not write it down.”” ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭10:4‬ ‭ESV‬‬ Several years ago I visited the island of Patmos and saw the cave believed to be where John resided after he was sentenced for his proclamation of Jesus Christ. He would have likely been in his nineties when he served time on this Alcatraz-type island. While there, John wrote letters to the seven primary churches… Read More

A Disciplined Believer 

The journey of faith is made one practical step at a time.  The Apostle Paul referred to the life of a believer as a race to be run with discipline and determination.  Like a track coach to his cross country team, Paul said: “Run to win! Don’t be distracted or lazy – work hard and you’ll finish strong!” (my paraphrase of 1 Cor. 9:24-26) Paul goes on to say: But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified. (‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭9‬:‭27‬… Read More