Category: Spiritual Life

  • The Church In Smyrna: A Lesson of Enduring Faith

    The Church In Smyrna: A Lesson of Enduring Faith

    The letter to Smyrna in Revelation 2:8-11 praises the church for unwavering faith amid persecution and poverty, offering no rebuke. Jesus, declaring eternal sovereignty and having conquered death, commends their spiritual wealth and endurance. Urging steadfastness, the passage reassures believers of triumph over adversity with divine promise, exemplified by martyr Polycarp. This timeless message encourages…

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  • How to Have Courage in the Storm

    How to Have Courage in the Storm

    Four spiritual anchors give us courage in life’s storms: God’s presence, our identity as God’s children, aligning with God’s will, & trusting God’s sovereignty.

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  • Remembering Our First Love

    Remembering Our First Love

    The Ephesian church, praised for its hard work and correct beliefs, was rebuked by Jesus for losing its passionate devotion, its first love for Christ. For contemporary Christians, regaining this fervor requires remembering their initial encounter with Jesus, repenting for letting distractions dampen their ardor, and returning to early practices of faith to rekindle their…

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