VIEW FROM THE TOP: Revelation 4- As John is brought into a state with Christ as his guide, he sees the throne room, he sees the view from the top. The view that Christ knows so well and shows us that it will be worth it all one day.
LUKEWARM & LOST: Revelation 3:14-22 The church at Laodicea is characterized by Christ as being “lukewarm”. The complaint brought against them is that the people lack spiritual discernment and spiritual dependency. Despite their wealth they lack true riches, righteousness, and must embrace true revelation from the Word.
RESURRECTION RELIGION: I Corinthians 15:1-12 As Christians we celebrate Easter declaring Jesus was raised from the dead. The church at Corinth struggled with the concept of resurrection and the Apostle Paul had to teach them the truth and significance of resurrection theology. The resurrection is integral to the Gospel, it was foretold throughout Scripture, and it was confirmed by many eyewitnesses. Their hope was dead but now is alive!
WORK FOR THE NIGHT IS COMING: Revelation 3:7-13 The church at Philadelphia was much like the church at Smyrna- there was no open rebuke given them in their letter. They were small and mighty in number, yet Christ points out that despite their size they have kept the Word and have continued to persevere. Today’s message covers their obedience and opportunity and the glorious promises given them because of their obedience.