GEN-36 The Cup of Demons 960811AM 1 Corinthians 10:14-22 In C. S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters, Uncle Screwtape offers his nephew a little advice on the goal and strategy of temptation. You will say that these are very small sins; and doubtless, like all young tempters, you are anxious to be able to report spectacular […]
GEN-35 The Origin of Satan 960804AM Late one night in 1521 in a massive stone room of Wartburg Castle, Martin Luther sat in the luminous ring of a flickering candle. Suddenly, Luther scooped up his inkwell and violently flung it at the wall. Satan was an adversary so present he disrupted the translation of the […]
GEN-15 000116AM This morning our text is Genesis chapter 4. Our focus is the first man who was ever born on this planet. His name was Cain. His tragic choices led him out of the shadow of Paradise, away from the place of God’s presence and into an eternity of restlessness. Imagine again what it […]
GEN-13 991219AM Good morning and welcome to the part of God’s Word I like to call the Lost World. This is a mysterious part of human history involving upwards of perhaps a billion people who lived before the Flood. What was the Antediluvian World like? Why did God destroy it? Who lived and served God […]
GEN-11 991212AM Lost and helpless We as humans are so lost, we are unable to find our way back to God unless God Himself aids us! What a terrible state. How did we end up so lost? In Genesis 3 we find that is what began a t the moment of the Fall to Adam […]
GEN-10 991205AM When Adam and Eve chose to DOUBT GOD they started a tidal wave of sin that flood our lives to this day. This morning this is our 4th visit in our Paradise Lost Series, and each of us present in this room is fallen. Listen to the tragic results of the Fall of […]
GEN-09 991121AM Each of us reading this is fallen. That means we live with the tragic results of the Fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Look with me into the garden, Eden’s delight, where death, pain, sorrow, and decay all find their corrupt and slimy birth from the whisper of a […]
GEN-08 991121AM God is in an all out war against PRIDE this morning. He wants to stamp it out in our lives this morning. Let’s let Him give us an exam this morning and help us cure our “I” problem today! The most glaring portrait of pride is Lucifer, Satan, the devil. His downfall […]
991121AM CPL-08 Fall-2 PARADISE LOST SERIES MESSAGE # 2 “SATAN’S WEAKNESS” God is in an all out war against PRIDE this morning. He wants to stamp it out in our lives this morning. Let’s let Him give us an exam this morning and help us cure our “I” problem today! The most glaring portrait of […]
When Jesus faced off with the Devil His weapons were simple—three carefully chosen verses from God’s Holy Word. As we open to Revelation 2, we find that same Jesus writing to a church that had learned the same lesson—how to use God’s Word to overcome and resist the devil, his demons, and their own flesh.
As we open to these verses we are reading Christ’s 1st personal letter to a church. In this letter He commends a group of believers who followed Paul’s teaching and Christ’s example of how to resist the devil at every level in life. We need to pause and ask about what kind of people were these Jesus wrote to at:
Ephesus in the
As we open Revelation 1:1, stop for a moment and remember how God starts this final book. We read that:
God Wants His Servants to Understand the Future
God opens the Book of Revelation by telling us that He wrote this book “to show His servants” (Rev. 1:1) things that we need to know about the future. Only followers of God and servants of Christ have the incredible insight for living that comes from knowing for sure, what will happen in the days, months and years ahead.
As we open to Revelation 2:14-15, and see the next section of Christ’s message to the saints at Pergamum, the story behind these words actually starts way back in the book of Genesis with the life of Abraham.
Revelation 2:14-15 (NKJV) But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat thingssacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality. 15 Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.