The apostle John had to deliver a message of severe warning and judgment to “the church in Thyatira”, which explains the description of the Lord’s eyes and feet (Revelation 2:18; see 1:14-15). “Eyes like a flame of fire” refer to the Son of God’s penetrating, all-seeing vision. We cannot escape the gaze of Jesus: “…all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts” (2:23).read more
This article is from the Expository Files 14.2, published February 2007. Read the original publication
“Jesus went away from there, and withdrew into the district of Tyre and Sidon. And a Canaanite woman from that region came out and began to cry out, saying, ‘Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is cruelly demon-possessed.’ But He did not answer her a word.read more
This article was originally published on the Glendale church of Christ’s website. Read the original publication
From the beginning, the gospel message has been one that cut to the heart of its hearers. The very first time it was preached, we find that some in the audience “were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, ‘Men and brethren, what shall we do?’” (Acts 2:37);read more
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