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Every single person loves something, whether it be God, religion, work, their home, health or something else. All of those things drive us and motivate us to do things in life, whether they are good or bad. As we study the church in Ephesus and the words God gives to them about their love, let's look at our own love and ask ourselves 'Where is my love?'
We continue our series titled Seven, focusing on the letters given by Jesus to the seven churches historically located in Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey). In the midst of so much suffering and persecution, how could God’s people so patiently endure? How did the Philadelphians remain faithful? How can we? Let’s find out today!
The message of grace and the messenger (Paul) are intertwined. Paul did not receive his message from any human device, from the church, from the Apostles, from tradition, or from his birthright. Paul's message of grace was received by the revelation of Christ, Himself.
We have been invited by God to go through the Open Door, which He has provided. And once I do so, my issues, circumstances, trials or tribulations will no longer have merit. They no longer bind me: I can go UP and be FREE! Every time we PRAISE God, regardless of what we experience, the heavenly hosts, and the four and twenty elders cannot help but to join in! They never take a break nor do they rest from Praising and Worshipping God- nor should we. Don't wait until the battle is over- you have been freed and invited... therefore, Shout NOW!
"And then the secrets and hypocrisies of all people will be publicly uncovered in the sight of all. Therefore, with good reason the thought of this judgment is horrible and dreadful to wicked and evil people. But it is very pleasant and a great comfort to the righteous and elect, since their total redemption will then be accomplished. They will then receive the fruits of their labor and of the trouble they have suffered; their innocence will be openly recognized by all; and they will see the terrible vengeance that God will bring on the evil ones who tyrannized, oppressed, and tormented them in this world." (Belgic Confession of Faith)
com.pro.mise |ˈkämprmīz| n. - the acceptance of standards that are lower than is desirable. Not all compromise is bad, but when it causes us to step lower than Jesus’ standards, it becomes a poison. Today Pastor Jon Palmer teaches us, using Pergamum, the third church in Revelation, how quickly compromise can poison our life as a disciple.
Everything you do, say, or even how you live should be in service to the Works of God. This is regardless of title or position in the church or ministry. Your service could be called upon no matter who or where you are. And in being obedient to His Will- is in fact a certainty to the rewards that God has for us. Therefore live- accordingly- a victorious life, serving the Lord to your fullest ability.
Bill looks at four of the seven letters to the churches in Asia Minor and reflects on what matters the most to Jesus in his churches. So often, it's not the things we would expect. Considering what matters the most to Jesus, is that what matters the most to us? What would Jesus say to our church if he wrote us a letter today?