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How to Survive the End of the World

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The Almighty God who sees everything, knows everything, and is infinitely wise, has a plan. That plan involves ending the sin, death, evil, and rebellion in this world. That plan has been written down and is ours today. As we start our study of this next section it reminds us that ONLY God knows the […]

The Gospel by John’s Most Amazing Description of Salvation

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Each of us as followers of Christ, have been commissioned by Him to spend our lives going and sharing the Gospel. Some of us preach, some of us pray, some of us go to other lands, others of us serve in the nursery, adult, youth, or children’s ministry; but each of us are seeking to […]

The Rapture is Christ’s Intentional Rescue of His Church: From What?

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When Peter addressed the most heavily persecuted saints of the 1st Century, living all around the area of the seven churches we are studying in Revelation: he told them a foundational truth. He told them that salvation opens to us life-long lives of hope. The common denominator we find across the pages of the New […]

Seven Bad Habits of Believers that Sicken Christ and Make Him Vomit

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Perhaps the most unlikely words to be uttered by the Lord Jesus Christ are in our Bibles this morning. Jesus says in modern terms of the church in Laodicea, “You make me sick!” As we open to Revelation 3:14-22, Jesus writes a letter that all scholars conclude is the most piercing, stinging, and scathing letter […]

Beware of Self-Induced Spiritual Blindness

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We were each born sitting in the darkness, heading towards the precipice of sin; but we didn’t even know it because we were blind. That’s how we each were found by Jesus Christ, when He saved us. So at the moment of salvation, we are given spiritual sight as a gift from God. The Christmas […]

Getting Clothed for Christ’s Sake Daily

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There’s only one portion of God’s Word, specifically written to the Church, by Jesus Christ: Rev. 2&3. Join me as we continue to systematically examine Christ’s challenges to this, the seventh and final of the churches. If you had traveled to Laodicea, three things would have stood out to you in the First Century. These […]

Jesus Warns of The Danger of Having Too Much Stuff

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Jesus is addressing the condition that the believers at Laodicea had gotten themselves into. They were simply described by Christ as: loaded down with stuff. They could afford all that stuff, they bought all those items with their hard-earned money. They stored their possessions carefully, and used them regularly. But, what the Laodiceans are confronted […]

Laodicea: Listening to Jesus The Amen of God

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Jesus came on an unannounced visit to a church in central Asia Minor, two thousand years ago, and then wrote back a startling letter to them about their deteriorating spiritual health. They really should have listened to Him. In that letter Jesus Christ starts with His credentials. The opening words introducing Christ in Revelation 3:14 […]

Laodicea: The Seven Habits of Sanctified Believers

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Today, and every day of our lives, the Cross of Christ is the source of our power to live in this world of sin. Living a life that glorifies God is called sanctified living. Sanctification means that God is leading and controlling our lives. Perhaps the two best descriptions of what we have in Christ […]

Philadelphia: How to Build a Quake-Proof Life

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The Philadelphian’s example as faithful, obedient, serving, and worshipping saints is so powerful. They were not perfect, just forgiven. They were not superior in any way, just responsive to God’s desires for them individually and as a church. Each of these seven letters is a model, example, and symbol of the types of churches and […]

SARDIS & CHRIST’S CALL TO EVERY BELIEVER: STAY AWAKE

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As we open to Revelation 3:1-6 we are opening to the only time that Jesus declares that a local church is dead, non-responsive to His plans, and non-functional for His purposes. Look back over the text of the letter Christ wrote to them, which we read last time. In those words we find in an […]

 
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