paul came to ephesus

AND PAUL CAME TO EPHESUS – CONSIDERING THE IMPACT OF ONE’S LIFE AND DECISIONS

Sylvia Evans is a personal friend and beloved teacher in the body of Christ. She serves on the faculty at Elim Bible Institute (Lima, NY), hence the reference to the Ephesians class she teaches there. You will enjoy this piece. -Bob Sorge He couldn't stay long.  He was just passing through on his way from Corinth.  He had to get to Jerusalem for the feast and get back to other places where he had already been.  It was a short-term mission.  But Paul "came to Ephesus."  The significance of that little fact would manifest over the next few years…and decades…and down through time to our very … READ MORE...

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LESSONS FROM JACOB – COMPLETE SERIES

Waiting on God Jacob was the only person in Genesis to talk about waiting on God. While prophesying over his sons, he stopped to exclaim, “I have waited for your salvation, O LORD!” (Gen. 49:18). … READ MORE...

the hard way

LESSONS FROM JACOB – THE HARD WAY

We learn from Jacob’s life that sometimes God wants things to transpire the hard way. God could have made everything so much easier on Jacob by just saying to him, “Jacob, go down to Egypt.” God led Abraham down to Egypt, and He could have just as easily done … READ MORE...

abe, iscaac, jacob

LESSONS FROM JACOB – ABRAHAM, ISAAC, & JACOB

Several times in Scripture, God identified Himself as the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob (e.g. Ex. 3:6). Let me explain one reason why that designation is significant to me personally. It helps me define who I serve. In today’s world … READ MORE...

wresting to be a prince

LESSONS FROM JACOB – WRESTLING TO BE A PRINCE

In the wrestling match with Christ, Jacob asked Him to tell His name. And He said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed.” Then Jacob asked, saying, “Tell me Your name, I … READ MORE...

waiting on god

LESSONS FROM JACOB – WAITING ON GOD

Jacob was the only person in Genesis to talk about waiting on God. While prophesying over his sons, he stopped to exclaim, “I have waited for your salvation, O LORD!” (Gen. 49:18). The statement appears out of place in its context, but when you realize how … READ MORE...

ANGELS CORRECT

WHAT ARE THE SEVEN ANGELS OF THE SEVEN CHURCHES?

Perhaps you, like me, have wondered what Jesus meant when He spoke of “the angels of the seven churches.” Here’s where He spoke those words: The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: The seven stars are … READ MORE...

secret of time

THE SECRET OF TIME

A friend recently told me, “The secret place has been the point of greatest frustration and attack in my personal walk.” I know he’s not alone. Since the secret place holds the keys to authentic kingdom overcoming, the enemy will cause his strongest assaults … READ MORE...