Suffering Refines (Revelation 2:8-11)

AUDIO: MOTIVATE Everybody loves God when life is easy. But when life is tough, do you still trust God? When life is challenging, do you still give thanks for the faithfulness of God? When life is hard, are you still faithful to smile and serve God with eager generosity? When life devastates you with loss,…

Right Repenters

False repenters talk about forgiveness apart from the cross and suffering of Jesus; it’s cheap grace rather than costly grace. False repenters are vague and evasive about their sin, talking about change apart from Christian discipleship and accountability. False repenters are motivated by lists and legalism rather than a spirit of love for God and…

Love Endures (Revelation 2:1-7)

AUDIO MOTIVATE If Jesus visited our church, what would be His impressions? Would he comment about the color scheme? Would he make a statement about the size of our church? Would he mention the financial giving YTD statement? Would Jesus feel like an insider or outsider? Would we keep the children in the nursery or…

Letters To The Church (Revelation 2-3)

As we study the book of Revelation, we begin a series within a series, where we explore the 7 letters of Jesus to the church. The number 7 is a key number in Hebrew thought, in the book of Revelation, and the bible as a whole. Seven represented completion or even perfection: think the days…