November 1, 2016
What is the harm in being lukewarm? Laodicea’s letter in Revelation 3 teaches us that this is a problem that demands our immediate attention.
October 25, 2016
Does our perspective of the church match up to Christ’s? It seems that a lot of our estimation comes from our own preference… proof of that is the church of Philadelphia. Here was a church that a lot of people would run from, but it was a church that Christ loved dearly, a church where Christ was seen clearly.
October 18, 2016
“I am basically a good person,” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that said. The church in Sardis teaches us that the absence of immorality does not guarantee the presence of goodness. The only thing that quantifies goodness is the presence of Christ living and moving among His people. Revelation 3:1-6 forces us to ask the difficult question- am I living like, and becoming like, Christ Jesus? The alternative is spiritual death.
October 4, 2016
Be holy as I am holy- that’s what God tells His people. But what if the church becomes infected by the culture around them? That’s what we have the letter to Pergamum for… here is a church that was in a culture much like ours and they responded like we sometimes do- by getting comfortable in a world that isn’t our home. We look at Revelation 2:12-17 to hear what Christ has to say to them and to us as well.
September 20, 2016
This letter was written to a church on the other side of the world, that existed almost 2,000 years ago. But while we might look for how this has nothing to do with us, we find that it still speaks today. In fact, the message to the church in Ephesus- continue in faith, hope, and love- is a message we still need to hear.