"Wake Up!," the Lord says to the Church of Sardis, in the Book of Revelation. In Part 7 of our series, Glorious, we unroll the scroll to the dead church, the church that was once alive but now was operating on life support. They were going through the motions as they always had; not realizing the Holy Spirit had departed from them. They had allowed the current of sin to pull them away from what they had believed at first. God encouraged them to return to what they first heard and to believe in the One He had sent. If they were going to be the Glorious church they were called to be they needed to remember and to realize they needed the power of the Holy Spirit. We pray that as you listen your heart will come alive and you will remember to the one job you have been given, to have faith…to hope, trust and believe in Jesus!
Jesus was full of grace & truth and we are called to be full of both as well. But like the Church of Tyhatira, who was strong in love but weak in truth, we can find ourselves being full of one and lacking in the other. As we unroll their scroll in Part 6 of our series, Glorious, we take a look at the longest message God had for His churches in the Book of Revelation. We pray that as you listen God will speak to your heart to find the balance between the tension of grace & truth.
The Church of Pergamum could have also been known as the compromising church. In their letter from God, He refers to Pergamum as the city where Satan has his throne. He praises them for remaining loyal to Him but has a few complaints for they tolerated 2 destructive teachings that led to compromise and sin. In Part 5 of our series Glorious, we unroll the letter to the compromising church and see what happens when we chose to compromise and lower our standards. We pray that as you listen your heart will hear the Holy Spirit calling you to humble obedience to the word of God and you will be victorious in overcoming compromise.
In Part 4 of our series Glorious, we continue to look at the Church of Laodicea, the lukewarm church. Of the 7 churches to receive letters from God, in the Book of Revelation, the Church of Laodicea was the only one not to receive one compliment. In their eyes they had everything, but He told them they were wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. Their spiritual condition was nauseating. Laodicea needed victory over their wealth; they needed the wealth only offered by God. A wealth, that offers true richness and victory. We pray that as you listen your heart will be opened to break the battle of worldly abundance and receive the only wealth that can truly satisfy.
Today we take a look at a church that completely contrasts the Church of Smyrna. The Church of Laodicea, also known as the lukewarm church, received only criticism from God. As we unroll their letter from God we learn that their spiritual condition was nauseating to God! They were rich on the outside by had nothing on the inside. They had everything they needed but were not close to the Source that would fill them inside. We pray that as you listen you will draw close to the Source and allow Him to search your soul and set your heart on fire!
In Part 2 of our series Glorious, we read the letter to the Church of Smyrna. The Church of Smyrna, also known as the suffering church, was one of the only two churches whose letter from God was one of praise. Smyrna suffered persecution, poverty and death but through it all they never lost sight of their first love. Though they suffered much and were poor on the outside, they knew they were rich on the inside and chose to live a life that brought God praise. We pray that as we unroll their message from God your ears & heart will be open to hear His words, feel His presence and know that no matter what you are going through choosing to praise Him through it will bring a sweet smelling aroma to God.
This Sunday we began our new series, Glorious! Over the next several weeks we will unroll the scrolls God gave to John for the seven churches in the Book of Revelation. In Part 1 of our series, we read the letter to the Church of Ephesus. Ephesus was where the major moves of God had begun. They were on fire; serving, sacrificing, fighting the good fight. But somewhere along the way they abandoned their first love and the flame had faded. We pray that as we unroll this message from God to His Bride it will speak to you personally and reignite your flame of your first Love.
Are you in need of a Breakthrough? Are you unsure why you should take time to fast & pray? Listen as Pastor Mike Picone brings us a word on the power of prayer & fasting. We pray that as you listen, you will receive revelation of the powerful spiritual breakthroughs & advancements that can happen after a time of prayer & fasting.
In the final message to our Messiah Moments series we continue the walk with the resurrected Jesus and two of His wandering followers on the Road to Emmaus. We pray that as we finish this journey you will see Jesus and will begin to run towards His Promises, His Presence and His Purpose for you!
The Road to Emmaus is one of sadness and loss for two of Jesus’ followers, as they wander away from Jerusalem on the day Jesus was resurrected. Take a walk with us in this Messiah Moment, as we journey down this road with Cleopas, his companion and the resurrected Jesus. We pray that as you listen your heart begins to burn with holy revelation and your eyes are open to see He is with you even in your brokenness.