Archives for July 2012

The Letter to the Church at Sardis (Revelation 3:1-6)

Jesus describes the Church at Sardis as a Church that had a reputation of being alive, but in reality was dead.  This church had little opposition, persecution, heresy, or poverty.  They had little excuse for not having a healthy, thriving, and vibrant mission.  Jesus has nothing good to say about this church.   Maybe your […]

The Letter to the Church at Thyatira (Revelation 2:18-29)

The Letter to the Church at Thyatria addresses the issue of tolerance.  When it comes to the question of tolerance, is Christianity a tolerant religion?  Are you a tolerant person?  And what does God have to say about tolerance? Our reading is Revelation 2:18-29.  Make sure to download the study guide for this message. Our […]

The Letter to the Church at Pergamum (Revelation 2:12-17)

We have come to the 3rd letter of the 7 letters to the 7 churches in Revelation 2-3. It is the letter to the church at Pergamum. In this message Jesus identifies himself as the ultimate authority. He commends this church for how they remained faithful through persecution and martyrdom. Yet, Jesus convicts them for […]

How God Answers Prayer

In Psalm 143:6 it says, “I lift my hands to you in prayer . . .” It is a picture that is very different of the one many think about when they think about prayer. Most people think about the posture of prayer being one of head bowed down and hands folded. This is an […]

The Letter to the Church at Smyrna (Revelation 2:8-11)

We have come to the 2nd letter of the 7 letters to the 7 churches in Revelation 2-3.  It is the letter to the church at Smyrna.  It is a letter of enouragement and hope.  Jesus says, “Do not fear.”  It is the most common command in the Scriptures.  In this message we hear what […]