Sermon #3 Messages to the Seven Churches, Revelation 2 12-17
Just like the believers in the church of Pergamum, Christians today are surrounded by many temptations. We must be vigilant and strong so that we don’t fall for his evil tactics. Always remember that when we do get tangled in the Enemy’s web of deceit, there is a way of escape through true repentance. We can overcome the world with God’s help!
Letters to the Seven Churches, sermon #2 (Revelation 2, 8-11)
Going through hardship and times of persecution has always been a part of the Christian life. In the middle of the storm remember that God knows what it is like to suffer and He understands exactly what you’re going through today. Jesus instructs us to hold on to Him and He reminds us that these trials are temporary. Finally the Lord tells us about the rich Heavenly reward that awaits those that persevere.
song by Sanctuary Choir,’There is a Redeemer'(4.30 min) Followed by #1 Message in a new sermon series called ‘Letters to the seven churches’ This letter was written to the church at Ephesus and the Lord commended them for their faithful labor, He also admired their stand on personal holiness; however they left out the most important thing. They had lost their fervor for a deep growing relationship with their God. Without Jesus being number one, all else is empty. (Revelation 2, 1-7)
Special message from Dr. Robert White on the occasion of our church’s 170th Anniversary. The Executive Director of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board shared a powerful message from (John 3 16,17) about God’s amazing Love,His sacrifice, and everyone’s opportunity to receive eternal life. Included in this recording is an introduction of Dr. White and a powerful song “The Blessing”, sung by Bethany Wark and Barb Lindsay.
Focus on the Family #6 (I Cor 13 1-8)
Only an amazing, self sacrificing Love that comes from God is able to overcome all adversity and be the glue that keeps marriages together and thriving. The truth is Love has everything to do with it, this love that never fails is almost too beautiful to put into words, and finally this self sacrificial Love rises above all the enemy’s plans.
Focus on the Family #5 (2 Timothy 1 3-9a)
We see in this message how important it is to have godly parents that live their faith in front of their children. Timothy had a loving grandmother and a faithful mom, he also had a giant of a spiritual father in the Apostle Paul. As parents let us lift our children up in prayer, let us strive to model a life of ministry and devotion for the Lord. Be that example our children need to have!
Focus on the Family #4 (Ephesians 4 25-32) Even the best marriages have times of disagreement and conflict. There are words of wisdom found in Scripture that give each of us instructions on how to handle and even avoid this conflict. First of all the mandate for honest conversation, secondly the caution in using our words carefully, and thirdly with a heart of compassion and forgiveness.
Focus on the Family #3 When we discipline our children it shows them clearly how much we love them. The first responsibility of any child is to obey their parents; good parents make their expectations clear and set a good example for the family to follow. The rewards of good parenting when our children are young reap benefits for a life time. Ephesians 6 1-4