Miller, 1 John the Apostle, lowly son of a fisherman, grew up in the Bethsaida of Galilee. Called from a humble life by Jesus Christ, he became a disciple and change the world forever. He was a prophet, apostle, writer, and evangelist. John’s life and ministry deeply influenced Christians and the Church of God and still continues to do so today. As a young man, John was called by Jesus Christ to be a disciple. He and his fellow disciples followed and were taught by Jesus for three years. As we
The book of Revelation opens with an astonishing glimpse of future events that Jesus revealed to John. God gave Jesus the revelation, and Jesus sent the revelation to His servant John by an angel. In this opening scene of Revelation, John heard a mighty voice behind him speaking to him. When he turned to see who was speaking he saw a graphic view of seven candlesticks with a man standing amid them. The display of seven candlesticks and the One in the middle of them was significant to the totality
strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose its seals?” Revelation 5:1-2 (New King James Version) During an African-American history class, the book, “Follow the Drinking Gourd,” by Francis Gaither (1940), referenced imagery and symbolism of the American slaves who sought freedom using the Underground Railroad as the link from south to north. The gourd was the wooden ladle used by the slaves to dip water. Gaither writes, “Various elements from the song and
resurrection after His death! As we know Jesus was crucified on a cross and rose three days later. But some wonder if He really did come back to life, for people don’t rise from the dead now a days. On the day of His resurrection He spent from then to the day of His ascension, appearing to people. During the day of His resurrection He appeared to Mary Magdalene, the women returning from the tomb, the apostles, and the disciples on the road to Emmaus. Of course when the disciples first saw Him they thought
Bible Dictionary Project Book The book of Ephesians is an epistle written by Paul to the church in Ephesus. It takes the form of a letter aimed at addressing the Christian congregation. Paul wrote the letter, along with several other epistles, while incarcerated in a Roman prison. With the assistance of Tychicus, Paul sent his letter to Ephesus, the capital of lesser Asia (Weber, 2000). Paul’s letter aims to expound on the critical role played by the church as a constituent of God’s plans.
The Book of Revelation is the last profound book in the New Testament. It conveys the significant purpose of Christianity by describing God’s plan for the world and his final judgment of the people by reinforcing the importance of faith and the concept of Christianity as a whole. Accordingly, this book is the written record—not of wild dreams—but the dramatic God-sent visions given to one of God’s servants, John the Apostle. This book was written by John in 95 or 96 A.D. at the reign of the Roman
destination is worth the journey. Revelations 21:1-5 reassures us that despite all the challenges and trials we face in life, there is a better life awaiting us. It’s a text that gives us hope and keeps us going when the going is though. It’s a text