A Simple Prayer of Surrender (Rev 9:20-21)

“The Secret of Joy” (2 Cor. 8:1-4)

Mankind’s problem with God is not primarily a matter of understanding but of control. We all understand more than we obey. It’s not that we don’t know God’s ways – It’s that we prefer our own.

The Bad Guys Lose (Rev 8:7-13)

“The Secret of Joy” (2 Cor. 8:1-4)

As Genesis 1 records God’s transformation of the planet’s chaos into beauty, Revelation 6-18 describes how He will dismantle the world’s order into ugliness and misery.

The Exaltation of the Lamb (Rev 5:8-10)

“The Secret of Joy” (2 Cor. 8:1-4)

Some people say they have little interest in heaven, “because all you do is sit around and worship Jesus.” I’m pretty sure they’ve never had much of a glimpse of the Jesus who is worshipped.

The Throne of God (Rev 4:2)

“The Secret of Joy” (2 Cor. 8:1-4)

We shall worship in heaven one day along with the living creatures, the elders, the angels, and all the redeemed. Why wait, dear ones? This is an experience of heaven we don’t have to postpone.

Hope for the Lukewarm (Rev 3:20)

“The Secret of Joy” (2 Cor. 8:1-4)

For those of us who long to be closer to him than we are, Jesus paints one of the most beautiful word pictures in the New Testament describing our predicament and its cure…

Are You Listening? (Rev 2:7)

“The Secret of Joy” (2 Cor. 8:1-4)

God is speaking, dear friends. The question is: Are we listening? He’s wasting his breath if we’re not paying attention.

Loving First Place (3 John 1:9-10)

“The Secret of Joy” (2 Cor. 8:1-4)

Dear ones, how important is it for you to be first? To be prominent, to be recognized, to be listened to, to be admired, to be the one in charge? If you’re like me, it’s more important than it should be; it’s more important than our Master wants it to be.

God Helps Us Believe (1 John 5:10)

“The Secret of Joy” (2 Cor. 8:1-4)

God has given each of us the twin testimonies of his Word and his Spirit. He speaks to us through both. We hold one in our hands, and the other holds us from within our hearts. If we truly want to progress in the life of faith, we must neglect neither.