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Dear Church: Get Real.

Revelation 3:1-6 Do you have a reputation for something? Do you care about your reputation? Maybe others think of you as a witty person. Maybe you have a reputation for being passionate or charismatic. Maybe people remember you as shy or quiet. The church in Sardis had a reputation – “the reputation of being alive, but […]

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Dear Church, Watch Out!

Revelation 2:12-17 The Puritan writer Thomas Brooks once wisely observed, “Where one thousand are destroyed by the world’s frowns, ten thousand are destroyed by the world’s smiles.” Pastor Larry McCall continues our summer series on Jesus’ 7 Letters in Revelation by looking at His words to the church in Pergamum (Revelation 2:12-17). They had stood strong in the […]

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Dear Church, Hang In There.

Revelation 2:8-11 Join Pastor Kyle Brenneman as we continue our journey through Revelation 2 & 3, the seven letters that Jesus wrote (through John) to seven churches of the late first century and to churches of today, by extension. Today’s stop: the church at Smyrna. We will see that Jesus commends this church for their perseverance through suffering and […]

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Dear Church, Love Again.

Revelation 2:1-7 Join Pastor Marc Goodwin as we start our 7-week journey through Revelation 2 & 3, the seven letters that Jesus wrote (through John) to seven churches of the late first century and to churches of today, by extension. Today’s stop: the church at Ephesus. We will see that Jesus commends the church at Ephesus for […]

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Grace: Beginning to End

Philippians 4:21-23 Can you think of any famous sign-off lines in the last century? Some simple, legendary ones include Paul Harvey, the radio broadcaster who told “the rest of the story” and ended with “Good day!” Dick Clark always said “For now, Dick Clark, so long.” News anchor Walter Kronkite noted, “And that’s the way it is.” Some […]

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Generous Partnership

Philippians 4:14-20 The church in Philippi got it. Their hearts were arrested by a Rich King who laid down His crown and became bankrupt so that we might partake in His riches. The Philippians’ love for this King shaped their generosity, and they whole-heartedly partnered with the Apostle Paul in the furthering of the Gospel. […]