Will the true church please stand up

The church is soon to experience the greatest revival ever! It should also expect severe persecution and tribulation. We have arrived at Chapter 11, the end of the third part of the book of Revelation. As I have previously pointed out, Revelation is divided into seven parts each covering the time between the Cross

Let whoever has an ear, hear

  Our love for Jesus must be first in priority, just as it was when we first came to know Him. At last we have come to the end of the letters to the seven churches of Revelation. In an earlier post in this series I gave a summary

Jesus loves the church

It is easy to be critical of the church and to sometimes want to stop attending and being involved – but never give up on church for it is much loved by the Lord Jesus. In Christian parlance we often hear the church of our age referred to as ‘laodicean’. Those who

Loving promises

Philadelphia means ‘brotherly love’ and of all the letters of Jesus to His church I love this the most. It contains loving promises for both the church and the individual believer. The city of Philadelphia was in an earthquake zone and so the assurance that Jesus would make those who overcome ‘a

The Remnant

Consumerism and apathy are endemic diseases in the church of our day but this is not new for the church of Sardis suffered from this same malady nearly 2,000 years ago. There are some very cool facets to the letters to the seven churches. One of them is the way the names

Two new Sermons to Bless and Challenge

  Hi everyone, this week I am posting two new sermons onto the site which I think will bless you. Next week we will get back to the Revelation Revisited series. The first sermon is an exposition of Luke 4:14-30. This portion of scripture contains several problems which I

Satan’s Deep Secrets

  In the early days of the church Satan’s deep secrets came in the form of pagan idolatry, in later years he promoted his lies through the philosophical gnostic (knowledge) cults, but today they come better disguised. In the last few posts I have picked up some points from

Healing under the scalpel

I am painfully aware that as I take a surgical knife to the subject of healing I will be cutting into a number of sensibilities and run the risk of being carved up myself. Yes, healing is a gift of God, but it can also be a satanic present that carries bondage and distress under

The sexy, sozzled, soothing snake

  Each of the seven letters to the church dictated by Jesus and faithfully transcribed by John contain so much for us to absorb and take to heart. The letter to Pergamum is particularly fascinating. The Lord Jesus identifies an astonishing reality with the words: “I know where you

The Tree of Life

The letter to the church of Ephesus ends with the words: “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God” (Revelation 2:7). The

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