We just heard the news of Rev. Billy Graham’s passing and most people who knew of him respected him. He showed the answer to all the problems that face us in this age – Jesus Christ. The people who came to his crusades didn’t need to be told their lives were a mess, they already knew it. What they needed was for someone to point the way out of their troubles and ‘Billy’ did just that. The answer to every problem was Jesus. He didn’t pull any punches and he acknowledged the problems but then pointed to the answer in Jesus. Continue reading
In Revelation 2 and 3 Jesus dictates letters to 7 churches which were in Asia. Each has a vital message for us today – the church that is facing the end of the age. To the first church, the church of Ephesus, He begins by reminding them that He alone is the Head of the Church and that He alone holds them in His hands.
“Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.” – James 1:18
“For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:” – James 1:23
In other words, if a church doesn’t keep His word, they are aborting their own life! Continue reading