The Loft Link-Up ~ Pot Luck

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We are a topic driven link-up, which means that we link posts that pertain to the topic of the week. Posts that are not on topic will be deleted.

We will offer a month’s worth of topics each week so you can plan and prepare for a post that helps you enter into the conversation. Here are the topics for the next month:

April 27 ~ Pot Luck

May 4 ~ The Funnies

May 11 ~ Mothers

May 18 ~ Spiritual gifts

Just a reminder that the link-up goes live on Wednesday morning at 5am and will stay live until the following Monday at 5pm. If you link up at The Loft, please do not link-and-run. We want to create conversation and community, therefore, we ask that if you linkup one post, please visit two others. There are some beautiful people who link-up each week, and visiting their posts is the best way to get to know them.

Now, it it time to get to today’s link-up. Our prompt today is POTLUCK. You may link up any post you would like today. You will find the linky at the bottom of my post. Enjoy the fellowship at The Loft.

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Laodicea ~ The Lukewarm Church

I was always perplexed by Jesus’ words to the church at Laodicea….until I understood the nuances contained in them. As we enter the final stretch of our study of the seven churches of The Revelation, we finish at Laodicea, the church that I am calling The Lukewarm Church. While Christ’s words to the church at Sardis send chills up and down my spine, His words to the believers at Laodicea serve as a stiff warning against a lukewarm faith. But, I am getting ahead of myself. Let’s consider the words of Jesus in Revelation 3:14-22 (ESV).

 

14 “And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation.

15 “‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot!

16 So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.

17 For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.

18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see.

19 Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.

20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

21 The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne.

22 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.'”

 

Laodicea The Lukewarm Church

 

 

The city of Laodicea was considered the greatest city in the valley and was named after the wife of Antiochus II, Laodice. Known for its wealth, it’s medical school, and the manufacture of a glossy black wool cloth, Laodicea was a first century Wells Fargo, Macy’s, and Mayo Clinic all rolled into one city.

Laodicea was destroyed in AD 60-61 by an earthquake, but the city was so wealthy that it refused help from the emperor in rebuilding. Aquaducts, a theatre with an arena about 900 feet long, and a large gymnasium have been excavated on the site of the city.

While the church at Philadelphia received no rebukes, the church at Laodicea received no commendations. Jesus had not one good word to say about the church at Laodicea. There is nothing in the entirety of the New Testament, other than this mention in Revelation 3, about the church at Laodicea.

Let’s turn to the greeting of Jesus to the church at Laodicea in Revelation 3:14.

And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation.

 

‘Amen’ was an Old Testament title for God. In 2 Corinthians 1:20 Paul tells us that Jesus is the AMEN of God. He confirms every promise made by God.

When Jesus proclaimed Himself to be the True and Faithful Witness, He was telling this church that He was getting ready to reveal the true spiritual condition of the church.

The phrase ‘beginning of the creation of God’ has been source of confusion used by false teachers to try and prove that Jesus was a created being. In fact, the word beginning here means source or origin. Jesus was the source of creation. The believers there had been given a watered down teaching about Jesus, and it is possible that this is one of the reasons for the lukewarm state of this church.

Next week we will examine the rebukes given to this church by Jesus. Hold onto your hat, friends. That lesson may bite a bit. Now, let’s engage.

  • Was there anything in today’s lesson that challenged your faith?
  • How does Jesus’ description of Himself as the True and Faithful Witness impact you?

 

I have developed a chart that gives a quick overview of the seven churches of Revelation. I hope it will be a handy-dandy reference that you can keep in your Bible to help you remember the basics of our study of the seven churches. If you would like a copy, please send me an email to info@leahadams.org and I will email a copy of the chart to you.

Here is a sneak peak of the chart.

Seven Churches Chart

 

Little Steps of Faith

Before I share what is on my heart, I wanted to remind you about the giveaway I have going on from yesterday. I introduced you to Melanie Redd and she shared about her new book, How to Win Your Child’s Heart for Life. I’m giving away one autographed copy of the book ~~ drawing to be held Sunday morning. If you would like to register for the giveaway, please go to yesterday’s post and register by clicking HERE.

 

This morning I want to ponder with you the idea of taking little steps of faith. Have you ever noticed how God tends to call us to progressively increasing faith? Let me explain what I mean.

 

 

Little Steps of Faith

Over the years of walking with Jesus, God has given me opportunities to trust Him in many things, both small and great. But, as I look at the entirety of my faith walk, I can see how He offers us a sort of ‘faith training’ where He gives us small tests of faith. It could be something as simple as needing a Scripture reference, or losing a piece of jewelry, or driving the car on fumes and praying for a gas station to appear. We ask Him for help in those situations, and when He provides, we find Him faithful and our faith is increased. As our faith increases, God gives us greater tests of faith.

Greg and I are currently in a season where God is clearly asking us to take a step of faith…a rather giant step of faith. For several years, we have desired to down-size our home, but the real estate market has not be conducive to doing so. In the past few months, the Lord placed a renewed fervor for down-sizing in both of our hearts. We contacted a local real estate agent and she confirmed that now would be a great time to try to sell our home.

So, a month ago we listed our home for sale. Here is where the step of faith comes in. We have no idea where we will go if the house sells. We do not have another house in our sights to purchase, nor do we have plans to build. AND both of us have a peace about being in this place of faith. I will tell you that we do have a fall-back place we can go to temporarily should the home sell quickly.

Friends, this step of faith is HUGE…at least for us. I am a planner, a controller, and I NEED A PLAN. Yet, I have an amazing peace about the whole thing. I know that if God desires for us to sell, He has the plan for where we will live, and He will let us know what it is in His timing. Greg feels the same way. If the home sells, WONDERFUL. If God was simply testing us to see whether we would be obedient in listing the home, and it does not sell, GREAT. Either way, we are trusting God.

For most people, including me, that kind of faith and trust does not just magically appear. It is the result of taking little steps of faith where we find God faithful in the smaller things. Then, when the big tests occur, we know, and can be sure, that we will find Him faithful in them also.

So today, I am here to ask you this: are you trusting God in the small things? Have you found Him faithful in both the small and great things? Where in your life is He asking you to trust Him? 

I would love to hear from you and be encouraged by your journey with God. Leave a comment on this post or email me at info@leahadams.org.

An Interview with Melanie Redd and A Giveaway!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Gena Hood! You are the winner of an autographed copy of Melanie’s book. Please email me your mailing address to info@leahadams.org

Today, I have pleasure of introducing you to someone whom I have come to know over the past several months as a great encourager. Melanie Redd is a beautiful woman of God who seeks to bless and encourage women in their roles as women.

Melanie has a new book available that I believe many of you, parents and grandparents, will enjoy. In fact, I am giving away one copy of Melanie’s book to one of my readers, so be sure to enter the giveaway by leaving a comment on THIS BLOG POST. Today I welcome Melanie to LeahAdams.org.

 

Melanie Redd Headshot

 

 

Melanie, I may have readers who have not had the pleasure of ‘meeting’ you online. What would you like for my readers to know about you? Please introduce yourself to them.

I’m a lifelong Memphian who has enjoyed some short layovers in Texas, Georgia and North Carolina. I’ve been married to Randy for 25 years and we enjoy our two college-age children, who both live with us and commute to school.

 

Melanie Redd and Family

 

For many years, I taught school and wrote curriculum and materials for Lifeway Christian Resources. In more recent days, I’ve had the privilege of teaching, writing, blogging, and working with women’s ministries.

My passion is to offer practical HOPE—using the Bible, a large dose of common sense, and a little humor.

 

What occupies your free time? Hobbies, interests?

I love to walk! And, when it involves long, deep conversations, I enjoy it even more. My husband and I have been exploring many of the new Rails to Trails paths around our city.

I’m also a big fan of a good cup of coffee and a wonderful dinner out.

When not walking, drinking coffee, or eating out, I love to hang out with our kids, travel, and play golf.

 

What are some items on your bucket list?

We have just made a list that we are calling, “We can actually do this bucket list.”

On our “doable” list are things like:

  • Take a riverboat cruise
  • Get everyone out of college/grad school
  • Have dinner atop the Madison Hotel at sunset
  • Get back down to the beach for a vacation

 

How did you develop an interest in writing and when did you begin writing seriously?

This sounds crazy looking back, but I actually used to make these little magazines as a child. I would organize them and write them—along with some of the neighborhood kids. Creative writing came easy in school; it was fun to me.

In college, I minored in English because all of the exams were given in “essay-style” blue books!

After college, I began writing for Lifeway. From there came three books and a blog.

 

Every book has a back-story. What is the back-story behind your book? What was the impetus for you to write this book?

We lived in Atlanta when our children were small. During that season, I met two older ladies who informally mentored me. I got to watch how they treated their husbands, how they walked with the Lord, and how they were raising their children.

From time with these ladies I was really taught the meat of the information in this book. I got to observe these truths in their lives, and I wanted to mimic what they were teaching.

The book is dedicated to both of these women; they are still very dear friends of ours.

 

How to Win Your Child's Heart

 

 

Share with us a bit about your book.

How to Win Your Child’s Heart is a very practical guide that teaches parents how to win and keep the hearts of their children. There are 8 chapters—each emphasizing a different principle that parents can use to build a bridge with their kids. The book also features discussion/reflective questions at the end of each chapter; these questions can be used both personally and in a small group setting.

 

Why should someone read your book? What does it offer them personally?

This book offers an easy-to-read, practical guide on how to “connect” with your kids. It’s for parents and grandparents of all ages.

Our prayer is that this book and the principles contained in this book will encourage families to grow close and to stay close.

This book ultimately offers HOPE to any parent who wants an improved relationship with their children.

 

How can my readers find you? Blog? Social media?

I’d love to connect with your readers.

You can find me here:

 

Where can my readers buy your book?

Amazon.com – It’s available in both Kindle and Paperback.

 

What final thoughts would you like to share with my readers?

No matter who you are or what has happened in your relationship with your kids, there is always HOPE!

God can heal, restore, and rebuild any relationship. In fact, He’s in the business of doing the impossible. I’m praying that God will especially encourage the heart of that discouraged mom or dad reading right now.

Be reminded of this promise:

“And God is able to make all grace [every favor and earthly blessing] come in abundance to you, so that you may always [under all circumstances, regardless of the need] have complete sufficiency in everything [being completely self-sufficient in Him], and have an abundance for every good work and act of charity.” (2 Cor. 9:8, EXP)

 

Thank you, Melanie, for spending time with us today at LeahAdams.org. 

GIVEAWAY 

I am giving away one copy of Melanie’s book to a reader here at the blog. If you would like to be entered in the drawing for a copy of How to Win Your Child’s Heart for Life, please leave a comment below introducing yourself to Melanie. I will draw a winner on Sunday morning.

PLUS I give away a small gift each month to one of my readers here at LeahAdams.org. So, your entry for the giveaway will also enter you for my April drawing!! What’s not to like about that!!

The Loft Link-Up ~ Friendship

Friendship is a treasure not to be taken for granted, and it is the topic of today’s link-up. I thought it might be fun to offer a couple of great quotes about friendship, so here goes.

Friendship quote

I adore Winnie the Pooh, so here is a great quote from a Pooh book.

Pooh and Piglet

 

Friendship is all about entering in to another soul’s world. You and I may not share the same life experiences, but we can take another person’s hand and let them be sure of us. I am so blessed to have many wonderful friendships. I hope these quotes made you smile and think of a person or people whom you consider to be a friend.

 

 

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We are a topic driven link-up, which means that we link posts that pertain to the topic of the week. Posts that are not on topic will be deleted.

We will offer a month’s worth of topics each week so you can plan and prepare for a post that helps you enter into the conversation. Here are the topics for the next month:

April 20 ~ Friendship

April 27 ~ Pot Luck

May 4 ~ The Funnies

May 11 ~ Mothers

Just a reminder that the link-up goes live on Wednesday morning at 5am and will stay live until the following Monday at 5pm. If you link up at The Loft, please do not link-and-run. We want to create conversation and community, therefore, we ask that if you linkup one post, please visit two others. There are some beautiful people who link-up each week, and visiting their posts is the best way to get to know them.

Now, it it time to get to today’s link-up. Our prompt today is FRIENDSHIP. You will find the linky at the bottom of my post. Enjoy the fellowship at The Loft.

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Philadelphia ~ The Faithful Church ~ Part 2

Hello there! Did you catch the first part of our visit with the church at Philadelphia last Monday? If not, you can go here to read all about it. We will wait right here for you.

 

The Seven Churches ~ Philadelphia

 

Let’s be reminded of the words of Christ to this church.

7 “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: ‘The words of the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, who shuts and no one opens.

8 “‘I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.

9 Behold, I will make those of the synagogue of Satan who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie–behold, I will make them come and bow down before your feet and they will learn that I have loved you.

10 Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth.

11 I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.

12 The one who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God. Never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down from my God out of heaven, and my own new name.

13 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’

 

 

May I just speculate a bit? When Jesus tells these believers that He would make those who had persecuted them come and bow down before their feet…..well, I imagine their might have been some private high fiving going on! These tormenters would KNOW that they had messed with the wrong people!

In spite of the ‘little power’ that this body of believers had, they had stayed faithful and not denied Christ. This is the second church commended for their faithfulness (Revelation 2:13)

The patient endurance that Jesus commends these believers for is the same endurance that Jesus exhibited during His days on earth…AND should be a model for you and me.

Many believe that Jesus’ promise to keep these faithful and patient believers from the hour of trial that would come on the earth is, perhaps, a near/far reference. The near prophecy might have been that the believers would be protected from Roman persecution, while the far reference might be the rapture that will one day remove Christians from the earth as the days of tribulation settle in on the earth. (Daniel 9:20-27, Matthew 24:21-22, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11)

A discussion of rapture theology is beyond the scope of this teaching about the 7 churches. We will discuss it when we move on into the rest of The Revelation, so hold tight.

Jesus promised He would make the believers a pillar in the temple of God, and never would they go out of it again. Do you recall last week when I told you to remember the fact that many Philadelphians lived outside the city because of the frequent earthquakes and aftershocks? Jesus is almost certainly referring to this fact in these words. A day would come when the uncertainties of life would be no more and the people of God will live with Him in His temple and city.

To have the name of God written on them symbolized ownership and intimate relationship with God, while having the name of the new Jerusalem emblazoned on them represents eternal citizenship, safety, security, and glory. Yes, friend, that is a great place for a Hallelujah!!!

Christ was watching over and guarding these Philadelphians. He promised to take care of them and to honor those who honored Him. He will do no less for you and me, if we remain faithful.

Let’s wrap it up.

  • Did you learn anything today that strengthened or encouraged your faith in Jesus?
  • What does it mean to know that, even as you are going through persecution or trial, Jesus knows all about it and is taking care of you? He will walk with us in tribulation or take us out of it!!
  • Our faithfulness pleases God. Your faithfulness pleases God. We must decide now to remain faithful, friend.

Is Defeat Eating Your Lunch?

Today I want us to ponder something that all of us experience, yet many of us never find a way to crawl out of it. But, I know there is a way.

Is there an area of your life in which you constantly feel defeated? A portion of your walk where you cannot seem to consistently walk in victory? If you answered ‘NO’, I’m here to give you a HIGH FIVE. But if you, like me, answered with a resounding ‘YES’, I want to share with you what the Lord spoke to me recently about this matter.

 

Is Defeat Eating Your Lunch?

I have an area where I just cannot seem to consistently walk in victory. I want to BADLY, yet it seems, more often than not, I default to defeat. The Lord showed me that I must begin the battle for victory in my mind. That is where it all begins. I must take seriously Psalm 19:14 and let the words of my mouth and the MEDITATIONS OF MY HEART be pleasing in the sight of the Lord. He made sure I understood that those meditations, those thoughts that lead to defeat, must be confessed before Him and repented of to Him.

Then, I must ask Him to help me replace those thoughts with godly, Christ-like thoughts. In my case, as I confessed my thoughts, He showed me that I was defaulting to selfish and self-centered thoughts, rather than humble, others-first thoughts. Oops!!! That bites!! Because really, who likes to think of themselves as selfish and self-centered? 

Will I immediately walk in victory over this area of defeat? Maybe, but not likely. Satan does not want me to, and he will battle hard for this one. So, daily, sometimes hourly, I will need to take my thoughts captive to the truth of God’s Word and choose to replace those thoughts with Christ-like thoughts. God’s Word WILL prevail because He promised IT always accomplishes the purposes for which He sent it.

So, I am being intentional in recognizing the thoughts that lead to defeat, then confess them and seek to replace them with the words of Jesus. 

Does this resonate with you? I’d love to hear from you if it does so I can be praying for you. Email me at info@leahadams.org.

The Loft Link-Up ~ A Scripture Prompt

This week at The Loft we are gathering around a Scripture prompt. We have offered you two scriptures from which to choose. You may link up a post, picture, or video that uses either Psalm 51:10 OR Galatians 5:1 as the focus. We hope you will join us.

 

Galatians 5:1

 

Freedom.

Mr. Webster defines the word in this way:

  • the quality or state of being free:
  • the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action
  • liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another
  • independence
  • the quality or state of being exempt or released usually from something onerous <freedom from care
  • easefacility <spoke the language with freedom
  • the quality of being frank, open, or outspoken <answered with freedom
  • improper familiarity
  • boldness of conception or execution
  • unrestricted use <gave him the freedom of their home

Put your highlighter on the 5th definition and let’s camp there for a bit.

‘the quality or state of being exempt or released usually from something onerous’

I don’t know about you, but I could spread that definition all over my life like spreading jelly on toast. Have I ever needed to be released from something onerous more than a few times in my life! Usually the onerous something is of my own doing, but that makes it no less onerous.

I’ve needed released from:

  • anorexia
  • pride…lots of pride
  • selfishness
  • hatred
  • self-centeredness
  • sexual sin
  • hurt

How’s that for a list?

The really good news is that Jesus never intended for us to be all bound up with that kind of mess. 

Right here would be a good place for a hearty HALLELUJAH!!

Jesus died on the cross to set us free from the things that keep us all in a twist. He set us free from being controlled by the things on my list, and a thousand other things.

It is for FREEDOM that Christ has set you free…..Jesus died on the cross for YOU so that could be released from something onerous!!!

So, dear friend, are you living all bound up and twisted up by sin. Make a decision that today is the last day you will live that way. If you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you can walk in FREEDOM today! He has the power to help you make that a reality. All you have to do is ask Him.

Thanks for visiting with me today. You may link your post on either of these two Scriptures by using the linky tool at the bottom of my post.

 

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We are a topic driven link-up, which means that we link posts that pertain to the topic of the week. Posts that are not on topic will be deleted. We will offer a month’s worth of topics each week so you can plan and prepare for a post that helps you enter into the conversation. Here are the topics for the next month:

April 13 ~ A Scripture Prompt ~ We are giving you two verses to choose from: one from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament. Link up a post based on either verse. Psalm 51:10 OR Galatians 5:1

April 20 ~ Friendship

April 27 ~ Pot Luck

May 4 ~ The Funnies

Just a reminder that the link-up goes live on Wednesday morning at 5am and will stay live until the following Monday at 5pm. If you link up at The Loft, please do not link-and-run. We want to create conversation and community, therefore, we ask that if you linkup one post, please visit two others. There are some beautiful people who link-up each week, and visiting their posts is the best way to get to know them.

Now, it it time to get to today’s link-up. Our prompt today is SCRIPTURE PROMPT.

You will find the linky at the bottom of my post. Enjoy the fellowship at The Loft.

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Philadelphia ~ The Faithful Church

Here we are at Philadelphia, ready to listen to our Lord’s words to this church. But before we push the doors open and go inside, I want to take a moment to remind you of something about which I feel so strongly.

These words of Christ’s to the seven churches are meant to teach us, to strengthen us, and to encourage us in our faith journey. I hope you are seeing that fruit in your life as we study. Y’all, the times in which we live necessitate a strong and vibrant faith. These are times that can discourage us and tempt us to fall away from the faith. DON’T DO IT~~Stand firm. Overcome. Be faithful.

It will not be long before we move into a different part of our study; the part that many consider confusing and frightening. I believe that if we have taken seriously our study of Revelation 2 and 3, we will be able to view chapters 4 through 22 through the eyes of Jesus and find encouragement for the days ahead.

 

 

The Seven Churches ~ Philadelphia

 

Philadelphia, known today as Alasehir and established sometimes after 189 BC, is the youngest of seven cities. It was supposed to be named for two brothers, Eumenes and Attalus, who loved each other deeply. Attalus, often called Philadephus was loyal to his brother, King Eumenes. Philadephus means brother lover. Today in America we can visit a city by the same name, Philadelphia; also known as the city of brotherly love.

The area in which Philadelphia was located was prone to earthquakes. The city sat on a fault line and was destroyed in 17 AD by an earthquake that also destroyed Sardis and 10 other cities. Because of the frequent aftershocks, the majority of the citizens lived outside the city. (Remember this! We will need this information next week.)

The church at Philadelphia was probably established out of Paul’s ministry in Ephesus. It is the youngest of the seven churches and was small in size and/or strength. According to historical records this church was present for centuries, but finally was no more in the mid-fourteenth century.

Okay, let’s step inside the church at Philadelphia and listen to Jesus speak.

 

7 “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: ‘The words of the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, who shuts and no one opens.

8 “‘I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.

9 Behold, I will make those of the synagogue of Satan who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie–behold, I will make them come and bow down before your feet and they will learn that I have loved you.

10 Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth.

11 I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.

12 The one who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God. Never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down from my God out of heaven, and my own new name.

13 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’

 

Before we close today, let us think about Jesus’ greeting to the church at Philadelphia in verse 7. This greeting is unique, in that it is not taken from the Revelation 1 description of Jesus. In His greeting, Jesus declares that He is God….holy, true, has the key of David, and all powerful. There were many temples in Philadelphia in that day, and many gods and goddesses, so Jesus is establishing that He, alone, is God.

Jesus was also telling this church that He opens and closes doors of opportunity for ministry expansion. The phrase ‘the key of David’ would have set off bells in the minds of the Jewish Christians because it is blatantly Messianic. The Messiah was promised to come through the house of David, and that He did. A key in Scripture represents authority and control. In Revelation 1:18, Jesus is said to have the keys to death and hell, while here He says He has the key to salvation and blessing.

Finally, it is important to note that Jesus had NO REBUKES for the church at Philadelphia, which had to be a source of great joy and encouragement to the believers there.

Next week we will visit again with this body of believers and hear Jesus give them commendations and promises. Now, let’s engage.

  • Did anything from today’s lesson encourage your faith?
  • What does it mean to you to know that Jesus opens doors that He wants opened and closes doors that He wants closed?

The Loft Link-Up ~ Healthy Living

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We are a topic driven link-up, which means that we link posts that pertain to the topic of the week. Posts that are not on topic will be deleted. We will offer a month’s worth of topics each week so you can plan and prepare for a post that helps you enter into the conversation. Here are the topics for the next month:

 

April 6 ~ Healthy Living

April 13 ~ A Scripture Prompt ~ We are giving you two verses to choose from: one from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament. Link up a post based on either verse. Psalm 51:10 OR Galatians 5:1

April 20 ~ Friendship

April 27 ~ Pot Luck

Just a reminder that the link-up goes live on Wednesday morning at 5am and will stay live until the following Monday at 5pm. If you link up at The Loft, please do not link-and-run. We want to create conversation and community, therefore, we ask that if you linkup one post, please visit two others. There are some beautiful people who link-up each week, and visiting their posts is the best way to get to know them.

 

Now, it it time to get to today’s link-up. Our prompt today is HEALTHY LIVING.

You will find the linky at the bottom of my post. Enjoy the fellowship at The Loft.

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