Contributed on Sep 22, 2006
We can learn a lot from the letters to the seven churches in Revelation
INTRODUCTION SLIDE #1 How deep is your love for the church, I am not only talking about ACC, but I am also speaking about the church in general. Do you see the church as something that is meaningful and important? I so love the church. I owe a lot to the church. ...read more
Contributed on Sep 29, 2006
The church was suffering, but Jesus was with them.
INTRODUCTION SLIDE #1 What would you do if not too long after you became a Christian, bad things started happening to you? What would you do if when you became a Christian, people started persecuting you, you lost your job, you lost all of your possessions, and ...read more
Contributed on Oct 6, 2006
The church needs to stand firm in what it believes and teaches.
INTRODUCTION SLIDE #1 “When you think of the most evil place in the world to live, where would it be?” Imagine if you will that you are living in a city that Jesus says is the place where the throne of Satan resides. Would it be hard to live for Jesus ...read more
Contributed on Oct 19, 2006
The church was dying and did not even know it.
INTRODUCTION SLIDE #1 The greatest criticism of the Church today is that no one wants to persecute it: because there is nothing very much to persecute it about. -- George F. MacLeod, Leadership, Vol. 2, no. 4. This statement could be the story of the church that we ...read more
Contributed on Oct 24, 2006
This church received good news from Jesus!
INTRODUCTION SLIDE #1 We are now at letter number six of the seven letters. This letter is written to a church that has done it right; this is a church that we would want to make sure we emulate. This letter is written to the church at Philadelphia. The ...read more
Contributed on Nov 2, 2006
This church could not see itself as it really was.
INTRODUCTION SLIDE #1 A young woman went to her preacher and said, "Preacher, I have a besetting sin, and I want your help. I come to church on Sunday and can’t help thinking I’m the prettiest girl in the congregation. I know I ought not think that, but I can’t help it. I want ...read more
Contributed on Oct 31, 2008
The church started out well, but they allowed corruption to enter their ranks
INTRODUCTION SLIDE #1 Have you heard the story about the guy who fell in love with an opera singer? He hardly knew her; as a matter of fact his only view of her had been through his binoculars – from the third balcony. But he knew beyond the shadow of a doubt that he could be ...read more