Revelation 3:14-22 "The Church of Laodicea"
March 23, 2023 • Jared Clements
This week we'll look at the last of the 7 churches that are found in Revelation chapters 2 and 3. I wish it was a church letter that was full of good things but instead we find that it's perhaps the church that the Lord had the worst things to say. This church was found to be lukewarm, they trusted in their own riches, they felt they had everything together and yet the Lord said they were wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked. The Lord loved them, so He disciplined them in the hopes they would turn to Him.
Revelation 3:7-13 "The Church of Philadelphia"
March 16, 2023 • Jared Clements
Today we'll look at what many call the faithful church. The believers in Philadelphia was known to have an open door, to have little strength, to have kept His Word and they had not denied His name. The Lord made promises to them that they would be spared from the hour of trial that would come upon the whole world and encouraged to hold fast that which they had.
Revelation 3:1-6 "The Church of Sardis"
March 9, 2023 • Jared Clements
This week we'll look at a church that on the outside had quite the reputation but the Lord said they were dead. How did things get like this for this church and how do we protect ourselves from getting to that point? There were some that hadn't defiled themselves we are told and they would walk with Him in white.
March 2, 2023 • Jared Clements
This week we'll look at the compromised church of Thyatira. The smallest city of the 7 churches of chapters 2 and 3 and yet the Lord had the most to say to them. This was a church that had allowed a false prophetess into their midst who was teaching the people that it was just fine to eat food sacrificed to idols and to indulge in sexual immorality. Great judgment would come upon her and those who followed her. To those who refused this doctrine they were told to simply hold on to what they had until He came.
February 23, 2023 • Jared Clements
Tonight we'll look at the church in Pergamos. Similar to the church of Smyrna in that persecution was a part of everyday life and yet some compromised and caved to the system of the world around them. The Lord wants us to be holy and set apart for Him and we are reminded that we can overcome and clearly that's through our Lord Jesus Christ.
February 16, 2023 • Jared Clements
This week we'll look at the church of Smyrna. Smyrna was a city with a history that very much helps bring what this persecuted church went through into focus. We'll look at the incredible way that Jesus comforts this church, prepares this church and blesses this church.
February 2, 2023 • Jared Clements
This week we'll begin to look at the first of seven churches that are found in Revelation 2 and 3. Ephesus was full of good works, they were doctrinally sound and yet the Lord had one thing against them. They had left their first love. We'll be talking about what it means to leave your first love and how to get back to your first love among other things this week.
January 26, 2023 • Jared Clements
This week we'll see John on the island of Patmos being in the Spirit receive some amazing things that he was instructed to write down. We'll see Jesus described not as a lamb but as a conquering judge in the description we are given. We'll also see an outline for the book of Revelation in chapter 1:19.
January 19, 2023 • Jared Clements
Tonight we'll hop into the text of Revelation 1 as we take a look at the first 8 verses. We'll find out who the letter was written to, how it was given and who it was from...And then we'll take a look at our awesome Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and we'll be reminded that one day He is physically coming back to earth! Maranatha!
January 12, 2023 • Jared Clements
Tonight we'll begin our study through the book of Revelation. We'll be looking at an introduction and discuss the viewpoint we'll be using as we travel through verse by verse. We'll discuss some of the major events we'll need to study along the way, talk about our current culture in relation to Genesis 9 and then we'll finish by taking a look at the first phrase of the first verse. You can download our app https://subsplash.com/calvarychapeljohnsoncoun/app where you can find all the latest teachings and our weekly podcast http://www.calvarychapeljoco.com/media/series/29d4ydx/1500-words-podc