The city of Thyatira in Revelation 2:18-29, was the smallest of the seven cities mentioned in the letter to the churches. Yet, it is to this little known church in a little known city that Christ addresses His longest letter. Christ commends this church for their good works, love, and perseverance. However, in the midst … Read more Jezebel or JESUS
I think that most of our issues in life start with feeling vulnerable, afraid or out of control and trying to reassert our will. Maybe you didn’t know it, but that is the foundation of every addiction or unhealthy coping behavior. From cocaine, to food, to obsessive cleaning or even workaholism, we’re constantly trying to … Read more Church in Satan’s Backyard – Pergamum
One of the ways we may sometimes lose our zeal for the Lord is in our failure to see how rich we really are in Christ. Regardless of what the bank account says, every single Christian is rich in the Lord Jesus Christ. This week’s sermon comes from one of the seven letters written to … Read more Rich Suffering – Smyrna
At first glance you might think that the church in Ephesus was really solid. They constantly do the right thing, they serve each other, they are faithful to Christ no matter how bad it gets, and they stand for truth in a sick culture. These are not pew fillers! We need more churches like this, … Read more Going Through The Motions – Ephesus
Disagreements, divisions, and lack of involvement in our life as a nation definitely has consequences as we are seeing every day as we read and watch the news. But, within the church, the consequences can have even more serious eternal implications when we do not have unity. The apostle Paul clearly defines the requirements for genuine unity in … Read more Unity is Everything
Without the right fuel, things don’t run right. The Christian life is the same way. There is a way that our Christian life is supposed to run, there is a fuel that’s meant to fill our tank, but often we try to run without the fuel and it leads to immense frustration, exhaustion and sometimes, … Read more Attitude is Everything
When it comes to eternity, we’re not talking about taking some blind leap into the dark of a shadowy afterlife. In this message we explore realities in light of what scripture tells us. The truth is that every joy that is pure and true on earth, every good thing, is a tiny glimpse, a whisper … Read more Streets of Gold
When we walk through this world, everything we see is merely a shell of what it was meant to be. Everything we see has been corrupted by sin. At the beginning it was so much more, and one day it will be again, when the curse of sin is fully reversed.
Most people think of heaven as boring non-existence. If that was true we would have nothing to look forward to, and we would be very unmotivated to tell anyone else about it. Scripture actually has a wonderful picture to paint about the life after this one…and we need to know.