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Christmas Expectations December 23, 2012 Text: Matthew 1:18-25; Ephesians 3:14-21 Key Thought: God’s expectation for you this Christmas is to wake up to His incredible plan for you. When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. Matthew 1:24, NIV
Just Visiting: Sardis July 29, 2012 Text: Revelation 3:1-6; Matthew 5:13-161 Key Thought: Jesus calls Christians to live faithfully, in reality – and not to be lulled to sleep by “the world”. Go back to what you heard and believed at first; hold to it firmly. Repent and turn to me again. If you don’t wake up, I will come to you suddenly, as unexpected as a thief.
Just Visiting: Thyatira July 22, 2012 Text: Revelation 2:18-29; Colossians 3:1-17 Key Thought: Following Christ is not about convenience or choice – He desires and deserves all of your life.
Just Visiting: Ephesus June 24, 2012 Text: Revelation 1:9-2:7; John 13:31-35 Key Thought: Churches do many things, but without love for God and each other, nothing else matters. Turn back to me and do the works you did at first. If you don’t repent, I will come and remove your lampstand from its place among the churches... Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches. To everyone who is victorious I will give fruit from the tree of life in the paradise of God. (Revelation 2)
Churches like people can earn reputations. Some churches are known for their music; either contemporary or high church or many churches have gone to using secular music in worship. Some are known for their strong convictions and conservative political involvement in the community while others are known for their lack of conviction and liberal acceptance of various lifestyles. Some are known for the translation of the Bible they use; for how they dress or how they wear their hair. Some are known for their easy-going style of worship; you can attend year after year and never have your sin addressed nor challenged while others have a reputation for preaching hellfire and brimstone every week. Some are known for their freewheeling or somewhat chaotic style of worship while others are known for their formal, more stoic approach, but churches like people develop a reputation within their community. And the apostle Paul in our text today challenges his favorite church to develop a certain kind of reputation.