Bottom line: Compromise with and toleration of the intolerable is not tolerated by Jesus. Jesus commended the churches of Pergamos and Thyatira for being strong in several things: truth, faith, love, service, etc. However, He issued a big time complaint for being soft on error. Jesus hates error in doctrine and practice. If we find ourselves being soft on error then we need to repent. And certainly we must refuse to compromise with and tolerate idolatry in our lives and church. We must shore up the fundamentals of the faith and hold fast without wavering.
Strong & Soft
August 25, 2019
August 25, 2019 • Pastor Chad Thompson • Revelation 2:12-29
The Two Martyrs
November 17, 2019 • November 17, 2019 • Pastor Chad Thompson
Bottom line: Every person will give glory to God either at a distance separated from God by fear or through love as he or she comes near. The two witnesses (martyrs) of chapter 11 will have a team preaching ministry that powerfully demonstrates and communicates God's power and promise of the coming kingdom.
Bitter Judgment! Sweet Hope!
November 10, 2019 • November 10, 2019 • Pastor Chad Thompson
Bottom line: Jesus is setting all things right which means He is judging all things wrong. Chapter 10 is within a parenthesis between the 6th and 7th trumpet judgments. It is written to encourage the readers that the final judgments are coming and coming soon. The mighty angel takes an oath and swears that "there shall be delay no longer." There will come an appointed time when God will delay His judgment no longer, but until then He does delay. He is not willing that any should perish but that all should come unto repentance. (cf. 2 Pet. 3:9) While we live the delay may we faithfully share the sweet hope there is in for all who accept and receive Christ as Savior and the bitter judgment that is coming for all those who reject and refuse Christ as Savior.
Come Up Here!
November 3, 2019 • November 3, 2019 • Pastor Chad Thompson
Bottom line: One day believers in Christ will rise in the rapture; but until that day, let us rise to the rapture's challenge. The rapture is going to happen. We have the Lord's word on it. We cannot be dogmatic on the timing of it, but we can rest assured that Jesus is coming again. In light of the fact that Jesus is coming again, we are challenged to be faithful to God and our church, to be loving to one another and others, to preach God's Word and share the gospel, to comfort the bereaved, and to focus on eternal things.