Mark Creech

Mark Creech

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  • Revelation 4: The rapture question

    Revelation 4: The rapture question

    The most critical question about Christ’s return is whether you’re ready. He is coming again! This is clear and certain. Will you be ready when He returns? Have you been reconciled to God by turning from your sins and putting faith in Christ as your own Savior and Lord?

  • Revelation 3: The church that was lukewarm

    Revelation 3: The church that was lukewarm

    Jesus is knocking on the door of lukewarm churches. Jesus is knocking at your heart’s door.

  • Revelation 3: The church that was frail, but was fabulous

    Revelation 3: The church that was frail, but was fabulous

    Whichever interpretation is correct, the message is clear — no matter how great the trials that beset believers, those who stay faithful to the Lord may always be assured they are secure in Christ’s care.

  • Revelation 3: The church said to be ‘alive,’ but was ‘dead’

    Revelation 3: The church said to be ‘alive,’ but was ‘dead’

    No religious exercise of lesser or greater effort can substitute for meeting the living Christ by faith as your own Savior and Lord. As a means for a secure passage into a right relationship with God and a home in Heaven, anything else only results in death.

  • Revelation 2: The church with many good works, but tolerated Jezebel

    Revelation 2: The church with many good works, but tolerated Jezebel

    Christians must be tolerant of personality differences, quirks, and foibles among the brethren, but the Church must never tolerate violations of essential Christian doctrine and clear moral practice. Whenever the latter occurs, the Church must lovingly act with discipline to ensure the Church stays on the path of orthodoxy and right living.

  • Revelation 2: The Church that was devastated from within

    Revelation 2: The Church that was devastated from within

    It’s right for the Church to be in the world, but another matter altogether for the world to be in the Church. A boat is supposed to be in the water, but never water in the boat.

  • Revelation 2: The church that was crushed and beaten, but had fragrant testimony

    Revelation 2: The church that was crushed and beaten, but had fragrant testimony

    One may be crushed beneath the brutal feet of one’s oppressor, but a faithful testimony will have the appeal of sweet-smelling perfume. In the end, there will be riches beyond earthly treasures and the “crown of life” for those who remain faithful until death.

  • Revelation 2: The church that stood for what is right, but needed love

    Revelation 2: The church that stood for what is right, but needed love

    We must be immovable and unchangeable in all things eternal, even when others cannot understand and reject us. But if such acts are not done out of zealous love for God, love for each other, and love for those who are spiritually blind and headed for hell, our efforts will ring hollow.

  • Let's not walk on eggshells in addressing school shootings

    Let's not walk on eggshells in addressing school shootings

    One brave Chicago alderman, Ray Lopez, has called ‘the borderline collapse of the family unit in many neighborhoods’ and the effects of ‘generational gang life.’

  • Do you believe in miracles?

    Do you believe in miracles?

    Don’t allow unbelief or doubts about miracles to become a stumbling block to your faith. If you believe in God, it sensibly follows you should believe in his omnipotent power. “With God, all things are possible,” said Jesus.