Romans 1:14-32, Revelation 11:14-18
A Biblical study of Thanksgiving/Thankfullness
1 Corinthians 15 1-15
The church at Thyatira had an impressive character, according to Jesus. Not only did they show forth deeds, love, faith, ministry, and perseverance, but they were even growing in these things. However, the Lord has a correction for them in an area that has gained a bit of a bad reputation – doctrine. From His letter to this church, we can gain some very timely encouragement on how to hold the line on false teaching today.
John’s account of the raising of Lazarus from the dead recounts a pivotal point in Jesus’s earthly ministry. The peculiar way that Jesus handled illness and death for his friends at this moment of history raises (and answers!) fundamental questions about life in this fallen world, and the way that this set in motion the events that followed show the fundamentally glorious purposes and person of God for all of history.
Sensational “deconversion stories” make the news, and seemingly threaten to undermine the faith. The Bible teaches us better than that. Certainly, it warns us to expect it and to guard against it. But it also shows us how great our God is, and how he glorifies himself even in the most egregious example of apostasy in history.