Monthly Archives: November 2017

Things Are Not What They Seem

A paradox is something that seems contradictory or impossible. Perhaps you’ve seen Waterfall, a lithograph by M. C. Escher, depicting an impossible waterwheel and aqueduct. Some of Jesus’ teaching seemed paradoxical, such as the Beatitudes. Jesus’ address to the angel … Continue reading

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Eat from the Tree of Life!

What is the best possible food? In his letter to the church at Ephesus, Jesus offers the fruit of the tree of life, Revelation 2:1-7. Revelation 2 and 3 contain letters addressed to each of the seven churches. They follow … Continue reading

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One Like a Son of Man

What do you do when you see something strange? I am tempted to stand and look. The Book of Revelation is full of strange sights—or at least the description of strange things. That includes Revelation 1:9-20. John’s purpose is not … Continue reading

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The Revelation of Jesus Christ

How challenging is the Christian life—not just in the Middle East or parts of Asia—but right here? The Book of Revelation gives hope, strength, and comfort to suffering and challenged Christians. Revelation 1:1-8 not only introduces the book, but points … Continue reading

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