The Church endures, but faces serious temptations to compromise the Gospel in an ancient intellectual, cultural and religious center hostile to its inclusive salvation found exclusively in Christ alone. Welcome to Pergamum! Hear the full audio of Revelation Session Eleven: The Letter to Pergamum A Sanctuary Bible Study on Revelation 2:12-17 / 24 November 2019 … Continue reading Revelation Session Eleven: The Letter Pergamum
The Lord addresses an impoverished and suffering church in this session. He speaks words of promise for faith to grasp and wield against all fears for their individual--and corporate--future. That future is the Life secured for them in Christ. Below are the Keynote slides on The Letter to Smyrna used in class. Click this link … Continue reading Revelation Session Ten: The Letter to Smyrna
Which is more terrifying: to be the last man found holding fast to the Word of the Lord? Or to dwell in a popular but false confidence, swept along with the apostate crowd of people and priests who strive to silence His call to repentance and the Lord's own promised pardon? God preserves His prophetic … Continue reading Do Not Hold Back a Word
We know the answer to the song "Mary, Did You Know?" But what about Elizabeth and Zechariah? These Priestly parents prepare the Messenger who prepares the way of the Lord. Their training gave John deep root in the Scripture. Christ brings the seeds parents planted to their fruition. Christ fulfills the promises of old and … Continue reading Elizabeth, Did You Know?
A first look at 1 Thessalonians 3:1-13 Preparing for Midweek Advent Service II, 6 December 2017 Paul's ministry demonstrates the Spirit of spiritual care for the faith and lives of others. He repeats his earnest desire to see them face to face several times in this epistle. Besides concerns for their physical safety, Paul is … Continue reading Unmoved by Affliction: The Passage
Hear the full audio of "The Steadfastness of Hope" A sermon on 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Thanksgiving Eve, 22 November 2017 Four days ago, a British newspaper headline reports: Horror as 1,000-strong mob attacks CHURCH forcing Christians to lock themselves inside Other stories in recent weeks describe similar events in Egypt. In one story, groups of … Continue reading The Steadfastness of Hope
Jesus keeps taking my enemies away! He scratches their names off my list faster than I can write them down! "Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse." Really, Jesus? Bless the hostile? The haters? The sinners who sin against me?! Hear the full audio of "My Enemy is Unmade" A sermon on … Continue reading My Enemy is Unmade