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October 2010

Devotion Time: November 1-7, 2010

Suggested Instructions Read the assigned passage for the day, memorize the given memory verse for each day and answer the reflection question provided. Click here to download the DT packet. Daily Devotion and Bible Reading Plan Monday              11/01                 Revelation 3:7-13 Tuesday             […]

Revelation 3 Commentary

Click here to download the commentary. v.1“Sir W. M. Ramsay said of Sardis that nowhere was there a greater example of the melancholy contrast between past splendour and present decay. Sardis was a city of degeneration. “Seven hundred years before this letter was written Sardis had been one of the greatest cities in the world.”[1] […]

Revelations 2:12-17 Devotion Sharing

Submitted by Sara Hong, Gracepoint Berkeley What would it have taken for the church of Pergamum to remain true in this kind of environment? In order to remain true to the Gospel in the midst of idolatry and living in a city “where Satan has his throne,” the Pergamum Christians needed to take God’s Word […]

Devotion Time: October 25-31, 2010

Suggested Instructions Read the assigned passage for the day, memorize the given memory verse for each day and answer the reflection question provided. Click here to download the packet. NEW: Do you have questions about the text and want some answers?  Click here. Daily Devotion and Bible Reading Plan Monday           […]

Revelation 2 Commentary

v.1 “The church at Ephesus is addressed in the first letter. Ephesus was a crossroads of civilization. Politically, it had become the de facto capital of the province, known as Supreme Metropolis of Asia […] Religiously, Ephesus was the center for the worship of the fertility ‘bee’ goddess known in Greek as ‘Artemis’, or Romanized […]

Revelations 1 Devotion Sharing

Submitted by Christine Chang, Gracepoint Hsinchu Revelation 1 Who is Jesus according to this chapter? According to this chapter, Jesus, the faithful witness, is the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. He is the One who freed us from our sins and made us to be a kingdom […]

Revelation 1 Commentary

v.4 “The seven churches refer to seven historical churches in Asia, but the number ‘seven’ can hardly have arisen by chance.  This is the favorite number of the Apocalypse […] In the OT seven was used to denote ‘fullness,’ that is, the time necessary for something to be done effectively, or a general designation of […]

Jude Devotion Sharing

Submitted by Phil Choi, Gracepoint Hsinchu Jude Reflect on the exhortation to “contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints.”  What drove these false teachers Jude warns against  (vss. 4, 8, 10, 16, 18-19)?  What can I do to ensure that I am contending for the faith that was “once […]

Jude Commentary

v.3 “In this passage there are certain truths about the faith which we hold. (i) The faith is something which is delivered to us. The facts of the Christian faith are not something which we have discovered for ourselves. In the true sense of the word they are tradition, something which has been handed down […]

3 John Commentary

WHAT WAS THE nature of the problem with Diotrephes? Why was he so antagonistic to John? The tense of the Greek verb in verse 9 translated “will have nothing to do” is present. This construction means that John is not referring to a single event but to an enduring attitude. The verb itself can mean […]