Bible Drive-Thru: A Heavenly Sight – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

TODAY’S SPECIAL: Revelation 4:1-11 TO CHEW ON: “Day and night they never stop saying, ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.’” Revelation 4:8 Have you ever seen an angel? Have you seen Jesus? God? Heaven? Most of us haven’t. But God gave John a peek inside heaven. As we read his description, we get the feeling heaven is so incredibly magnificent, John had a hard time finding words to describe it.…

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Bible Drive-Thru: Four Secrets – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

TODAY’S SPECIAL: Revelation 6:1-8 TO CHEW ON: “I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say, in a voice like thunder, ‘Come!’” Revelation 6:1 If you get a letter in the mail, the untorn envelope and the stuck-tight flap tell you no one has opened the letter.In Bible times, scroll letters were sealed with clay or wax. This clay or wax had the imprint of the sender’s…

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And More and More and More… – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

TODAY’S SPECIAL: Revelation 6:9 -17 TO CHEW ON: “For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can withstand it?” Revelation 6:17 Have you ever read an exciting book where the closer you came to the end, the more bad things happened? You looked at how few pages were left and wondered, how would the author ever straighten this out! In a way John’s vision in Revelation is like that. John saw more and more bad things as…

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The End of the Story – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

TODAY’S SPECIAL: Revelation 20:7-15 TO CHEW ON: “And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night forever and ever.” Revelation 20:10 When you read a book, do you ever skip to the end, to see how it turns out? Today’s reading is the place we’d go to see how the story of the Bible, the story of the…

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Bible Drive-Thru: Come! – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

TODAY’S SPECIAL: Revelation 22:12-21 TO CHEW ON: “The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’ And let him who hears say, ‘Come!’ Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life..” Revelation 22:17 “Come!” What a welcome word to hear when we’re homesick. What a comforting word to hear when we’re lonely. What a delicious word to hear when we’re hungry or thirsty. “Let everyone who is thirsty, Come”…

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Don’t Be Afraid: What I Noticed When I Read Revelation – Christian Article

It is a shame that the book of Revelation is either ignored or read in a hyper-literal way. Christians seem to either be scared of it or obsessed with trying to “decode” it. I think we should simply heed the admonition at the beginning of the book by reading it aloud, hearing it, and keeping the things that are written in it. Revelation blessed its original audience and it can continue to bless the church today if we will heed…

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Changing the World Through Love: What I Noticed When I Read 1, 2, 3 John – Christian Article

John’s epistles are a great example of why context, following an author’s train of thought, and appreciating an author’s unique style are so incredibly important. John assumes his audience can see the beautiful themes he has expertly woven into the fabric of the text. Therefore, we run the risk of completely misunderstanding any single verse when we rip it from its context to use it as an isolated prooftext. Here are some of the things I noticed when I sat…

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