What I like about my church

What I like about my church

Some time ago, Jim Lehmer, at Lord I Believe, Help My Unbelief posed the following question: “If you attend a church (traditional, house church, pub church, whatever), name three things you genuinely like about it. If you don’t have a place you call...
Short Devotion : Revelation 3:19

Short Devotion : Revelation 3:19

“Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.” Revelation 3:19 Like the church at Ephesus (2:4), the Laodicean church has lost its passion for God and his ways. He describes them as lukewarm (v.16). To compound their problems, the church thinks...
Short Devotion : Revelation 2:4

Short Devotion : Revelation 2:4

“Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first.” Revelation 2:4 God acknowledges the Ephesians’ service, their hard work, their perseverance and endurance during hardships (v.2-3). Yet he criticises them, not for their lack of love, but for...
Short Devotion : Titus 3:9-10

Short Devotion : Titus 3:9-10

“But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless. Warn a divisive person once, and then warn them a second time. After that, have nothing to do with them.” Titus 3:9-10 Sadly some...
Short Devotion : Ephesians 4:16

Short Devotion : Ephesians 4:16

“From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” Ephesians 4:16 Each part of the body has a responsibility to build up one another. Healthy churches are...
Short Devotion : Ephesians 3:10-11

Short Devotion : Ephesians 3:10-11

“His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Ephesians 3:10-11 God’s eternal plan...
Short Devotion : Ephesians 1:22-23

Short Devotion : Ephesians 1:22-23

“And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.” Ephesians 1:22-23 I love Peterson’s paraphrase of these verses, “At the center of all...