Bottom line: The fire for Jesus in my heart is stirred when I appropriately respond to the knocking and voice of Jesus I've heard. A middle of the road Christianity, a halfway Christianity, sickens Jesus. Jesus said He would spit the lukewarm out of His mouth. This isn't about the reality of a relationship with Jesus; it is about the quality of our fellowship with Jesus. He is sickened by poor quality. We need to tend to the fire in our hearts for Jesus. It is a terrible picture to see Jesus standing on the front porch of our lives knocking to come in. But if you hear Him knocking, then invite in Him. Let the fire and passion you have for Him be stirred up.
September 15, 2019
September 15, 2019 • Pastor Chad Thompson • Revelation 3:14-22
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.