What Jesus Thinks of the Church: Wednesday Night Discipleship Study Believing, as we have for many years at Calvary Chapel Living Hope, that the coming of Jesus is near, we are obliged by the Word of God that these days will be characterized by a degradation in society. We cannot run from the conclusions given by God's Word--that the world is heading toward a low point in history called the Great Tribulation. BUT CHURCH DOES NOT HAVE TO GO THAT WAY TOO! Although the world is passing away, those who do the will of God will abide forever. It is our prayer and constant vigilance at Calvary Chapel Living Hope to exhort, encourage, and even content with the Christ's church in order to see her not go the way of the world. There is much deception that has entered the church in our day, and that is why we have chosen this series based on the letters written by Jesus to His church in Revelation 2-3. What does Jesus Think of the Church is the most pertinent question that the church can ask herself in our day. It is more important than our response to the cultural movements, the political turmoil, or the racial tension. We must know what Jesus intends us to be, and we hope to find many answers in this study. Our current Wednesday night study series is called "What Jesus Thinks of the Church" from Revelation 2-3. Every week we will take a church and reflect on the questions that were asked. The 7 churches that we will be studying week to week can be found below. Our prayer is to prepare our men to humbly receive the correction of the Lord in the midst of a world a lies in which not only the lost, but the church herself, is getting deceived. Themes: 12/3 - Ephesus 12/10 - Smyrna 12/17 - Pergamos 1/7 - Thyatira 1/14 - Sardis 1/21 - Philadelphia 1/28 - Laodicea Every week we will also be asking 5 questions about each church. Please consider preparing for each study as you will receive a greater blessing of understanding when you invest your heart and mind into God's word ahead of time. 1) What personal greetings does Jesus give to the Church? “These things says He…” 2) What commendations does Jesus give to the Church? “I know your works…” 3) What corrections does Jesus give to the Church? “I have a few things against you…” 4) What counsel does Jesus give to the Church? “Repent…” 5) What promises does Jesus give to the Over-comers? “To him who overcomes I will…” As part of our desire to make Wednesday nights more accessible for families and those with young children, we have changed the time of our service. From now on Wednesday night service will begin at 6:30p and end at 8:00p. We are offering full childcare for this service, from infants up, and for this reason we are very interested in volunteers if you desire to help with this ministry. The format will continue to be as following: 1) Worship 2) A shorter message 3) Small groups. *The service will be live-streamed and one of the small groups will be a zoom meeting with those who are following on livestream. If you are interested in more information on this service, please contact Matt at 760-717-0009, or at the links attached.
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What Jesus Thinks of the Church