Welcome to Leaving LaodiceaThe Survival Manual for the Coming Underground Church
Often we only remember the bad things about someone and, when we do, that single memory eclipses whatever good a person's life might have stood for. Case in point: the disciple Thomas. Or, "Doubting Thomas" as we like to call him. Thomas is mentioned three times in...read more
In Colossians we are introduced to a man named Epaphras who was someone Paul proudly called a fellow bondservant (doulos) or fellow slave of Christ. His name is mentioned only three times in Scripture: Colossians 1:7, 4:12, and Philemon 1:23. But in those three...read more
Sometimes God, in His sovereignty, allows things to happen to us that are hurtful and difficult to understand. Our fervent prayers go unanswered, our finances continue to dwindle to the point of ruin, our closest family relationships remain estranged and broken, and...read more
It seems that one of the greatest blessings in the Christian life is found in being "in Him" (Col. 1:15-18). After all, Jesus has "raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus" (Eph. 2:6). "Where and when did this take...read more
Sometimes the Lord moves us from a place of marginal fruitfulness or limited success to a place of profound fruitfulness— and we often view it as a retreat, a failure, something akin to running away. Yet nothing could be further from the truth. It seemed Jesus faced...read more
There is a passage found in 1 Corinthians where the Lord Jesus is explaining the unity of His church, His body, by showing the many members of the body, the church, are actually one in Him. Consider the following: For as the body is one and has many members, but all...read more
One of the most glorious pictures of our Lord Jesus is found in the first chapter of Colossians. Here, in these few words, Jesus is revealed as God Himself. He is the imprint, the exact representation, the perfect image of the invisible God. Jesus is presented as the...read more
When Jesus said, "I and My Father are one" (John 10:30), He revealed truth so exciting and profound that we dare not overlook it. When Jesus spoke these powerful six words, He was proclaiming that "All that God is, I am, and all that I am, the Father is." Again, "I...read more
Finally, it was done. He'd come clean and they had him trapped in His own words. The Pharisees accused Him of ducking the issue, of speaking in generalities, of not telling the whole truth. They said, "How long do You keep us in doubt? If You are the Christ, tell...read more
Consider the standard for the Christian life, especially in how we treat each other: Let nothing be done through selfish ambition (or, self-interest, rivalry) or conceit (or, empty pride, haughtiness), but in lowliness of mind (or, humility, meekness) let each esteem...read more
Something About Us
This is a collection of the many questions I have struggled with and the answers I have found regarding the relationship between authentic faith in Christ and much of what is portrayed today as Biblical Christianity. Especially with the coming darkness looming over all of us, including the church.
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