Contributed on Oct 29, 2007
The Lord set us free from sin & began His good work in us by His 1st coming & will wondrous bring His work to completion in His Second Coming.
REVELATIONS 1:4-8 THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA (Acts 1:1-11) John begins his letter with an invocation in which He calls down the blessings of Heaven on the lives of the brethren. The closeness of John’s relationship with His Risen Lord had combined ...read more
Contributed on Nov 12, 2007
Christians picture Jesus as artists have portrayed Him when He walked the earth. Here John sees Jesus as we will see Him when we lay eyes on Him for the first time. He is the Resurrected Lord of Glory.
Revelations 1:9-16 THE GLORIFIED CHRIST As I approach this pulpit each Sunday there are two things attached to it that remind me of my priorities. One of them is a clock, which always reminds me that the time is short. The other is a plaque that says ...read more
Contributed on Dec 10, 2007
In this world we will have suffering and at specific times the church will be impacted by tribulation. At such times the church needs to look to their Lord and to their future reward.
Revelation 2:8-11 LOOKING BEYOND SUFFERING Matthew 5:11-13 If the first mark of a true and living church is fervent love, the second is the ability to endure suffering. Being willing to suffer or sacrifice for another proves the genuineness of ...read more
Contributed on Jan 7, 2008
Churches can refuse to face the reality of their spiritual condition before God. Forms & traditions can replace God’s presence and power. God here show the way out & the way back.
Revelation 3:1-6 The CONTENT CHURCH [Matthew 22:1-14] Churches can refuse to face the reality of their spiritual condition before God. Forms and traditions can become so ingrained that they continue on and become void of Holy Spirit power. Good actions ...read more
Contributed on Jan 14, 2008
There are specific reasons Christ opened the door of opportunity for the church at Philadelphia. Christ also gives promises to churches, though they be of a little strength, who respond in faith by going through the door of opportunity.
Revelation 3:7-13 THE FAITHFUL CHURCH [1 Corinthians 16:9 ] The church at Philadelphia was a church that was worthy of praise. Christ hands out their praise liberally. Jesus did not wait for their work to be perfect or for their character ...read more
Contributed on Jan 21, 2008
The Laodicean Church had become complacent & apatetic about the cause of Christ because its members were involved in the worldly activities of the affluent society in which they lived. Jesus tells them that He would not accept their luke-warm attitude.
Revelation 3: 14-22 THE COMPLACENT CHURCH [Matthew 2:19-34] The letters to the seven churches are God’s X-rays, given so that we might examine our own lives and ministries. Judgment is going to come to this world, but it first begins at the ...read more