Concluding our series on Jesus’ “mini-epistles” to the Seven Churches of Asia Minor, we look at the church in the worst shape of them all: Laodicea. Wealthy, proud, and apathetic, Jesus basically tells this church they nauseate Him. Even then, there was hope as repentance awaited at the door.
Radio broadcast for February 20, 2022 Continue reading “The Church at Laodicea”
We’ve heard many alarming warnings and rebukes in our series on the Seven Churches of Asia; so much so that it ought to cause a bit of reflection and self examination. But to the church at Philadelphia, Jesus had nothing but encouragement to this afflicted church with great personal weakness. In fact, through His strength, they would receive an opportunity that the strength of this would could not stop!
Radio broadcast for February 13, 2022. Continue reading “The Church at Philadelphia”
The Lord’s words to the church at Sardis were terrifying: They had the reputation of a living church, but were indeed as good as dead. Ouch! One can only imagine how their pastor’s heart sunk as he learned that news. The good thing, there was even hope for a church in such a poor shape. Through strengthening the remaining life and repenting, they could walk with Christ and continue. That’s helpful for us to know today!
Radio broadcast for February 6, 2022. Continue reading “The Church at Sardis”
A church of works, charity, service, faith, and patience, Thyatira had one serious issue threatening her steadfastness: a false teacher referred to as Jezebel. Join us for today’s episode of Words of Grace, in which we consider Jesus’ alarming warning to Thyatira.
Radio broadcast for January 30, 2022. Continue reading “The Church at Thyatira”
The Church at Pergamos was a congregation of faithful saints with one major issue: They tolerated certain false teachers who, in some way, encouraged loose living which resulted in sin. Jesus’ message to them was simple. They were to handle it, or He would handle it. Join us for this message from Revelation chapter 2, on Jesus’ words to the Church at Pergamos.
Radio broadcast for January 23, 2022.
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Continuing our series from Revelation on Jesus’ “mini epistles” to the seven churches of Asia Minor, we consider the church that puritan John Trapp referred to as “the poorest but the purest” of them all, the church at Smyrna. Impoverished, persecuted, but faithful, this church was commended by Jesus when others were rebuked. May we learn from her example!
Radio broadcast for January 16, 2022. Continue reading “The Church at Smyrna”
Beginning a new radio series on Jesus’ words to the Seven Churches of Asia Minor contained in John’s Revelation, we consider the dangerous threat facing the church at Ephesus. Shockingly, this reveals that a church can be doctrinally sound, have rigid personal discipline and high standards, yet still have problems as a church. In fact, Ephesus’ problem threatened her very existence!
Radio broadcast for January 9, 2022. Continue reading “The Church at Ephesus”