Awe-Inspiring

In today’s Bible reading, we see two things that are called, “awe-inspiring”: an awe-inspiring sign in heaven (v. 1) and the awe-inspiring works of God (v. 3). Awe is a word that is foreign to many Believers. We just don’t see things as being “awe-inspiring”. The things of God tend to be, quite frankly, normal….

Who is Worthy?

In today’s Bible reading, John describes a dilemma. The One sitting on the throne holds a sealed scroll. An angel calls out, asking for someone who is worthy to open the scroll and break the seals. John says he was grieved because no one was worthy to read it or to even look in it….

How Do You Scratch Your Itching Ears?

All of us have itchy ears. The question is, how do you scratch? If you’ve been around church for very long, you may have heard Paul’s warning in today’s Bible reading. “For the time will come when people will not tolerate sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, will multiply teachers for themselves because…

Where Else Will You Be Encouraged and Stirred Up?

In addition to reviewing the once-for-all sacrifice Jesus gave for our atonement, today’s Bible reading includes one of the most compelling arguments for being regularly involved in a local church. As a pastor, I often hear excuses from people who have no interest in going to church. One of the most popular arguments is that…

Seven Chosen to Serve

In today’s Bible reading, the Apostles come to a point where they realize they can’t do it all. And that’s a good thing! People began accusing the Apostles of overlooking the Hellenistic (Gentile) widows and giving preference to Jewish widows. That may or may not have been the case, but the accusation was made. Rather…