This Sunday, we will look at a church we want to avoid being like at all costs. Of the seven churches in Revelation 3, none received a more scathing condemnation than Laodicea. The church of Laodicea had a lot going for it – it was prosperous, the people were happy, everything about it was comfortable. And yet, Jesus had this to say to the Laodicean church: “I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish that you were one or the other! But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth!” Ouch!
Join us as we learn how to choose Jesus rather than indifference.
This Sunday, we will be celebrating FORWARD SUNDAY, a day to look back on the blessings of God and to look forward to where God will lead us as a church. And the church we strive to be is the faithful church in Philadelphia. Listen to what Jesus says to this Church: "I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name."
Here at MC3, we have an open door in front of us and we look forward to what God will do through us and with us.
This week we will look at a "Zombified" Church. The church appeared to be alive, but in all actuality Jesus tells them that they are dead. It's a scary assessment from Jesus. This Sunday we will look at how we can avoid the same fate and what it truly means to be alive.
This week, we will look at a church whose moral compass was way off. Some of the believers were being deceived by a false prophet that the church refused to confront. She herself refused to repent, and Jesus was not happy. Join us as we unpack the cancerous effect of sin on the Church in Thyatira, and how we can keep this from happening in our lives, in our families, and in our church.
This Sunday we will look at the church in Pergamum, a church that was experiencing very similar things the church finds itself going through today. This is a church that was not only being attacked from the outside, but from within as well. We will unpack how we can remain faithful in a world of extreme deception.
In a world where people increasingly choose to follow man and their own desires instead of God, the lesson Jesus gave to the church of Smyrna in Revelation 2:8-11 is incredibly relevant for us. The timeless message is to remain faithful no matter what, and not let detractors deter you from your faith in Christ. Join us as we continue unpacking the messages Jesus gave to the seven churches—and to us—to ensure we receive eternal life.
We can do a lot of things right in life but if we don't have love in our hearts, we cannot please God. This Sunday, we will look at the church in Ephesus and focus on the importance of making Jesus and others our first loves.
As we begin the series in Revelation, before we can get to the letters to the churches, we need to build the context for the letters. This week we will unpack who Jesus, the Son of Man, is in all of his authority. So open Revelation 1 with us and examine how you currently view Jesus, but who he is truly is in all of his glory.