Time for a Regime Change

Text: Luke 19:28-48 – When Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey that first Palm Sunday, the Jewish people had great expectations for him. They had truly hoped that he was the promised King the prophet Zachariah had foretold would come to bring salvation – freedom from oppression. Unfortunately, while they were looking for a […]

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Standing Firm Against Bullies

Text: Revelation 3:7-13 – Difficulties in life help us learn to persevere and become stronger.  In this letter to the church in Philadelphia, Jesus commended the believers for remaining obedient and not denying his name, even in the face of severe persecution. Pastor Adi reminds us that we too are called to remain obedient to God’s […]

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Time for a Wake Up Call

Text: Revelation 3:1-6 (Matthew 7:15-28) – Jesus often criticized the Pharisees for having an outward appearance of faith, but their hearts will still corrupt. His message to the church in Sardis was the same. From outward appearances, they looked alive – they were doing all the right things.  But inside, they were DEAD. Christ gives them […]

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Purge the Church of the Cancer of Syncretism

Text: Revelation 2:18-29 – Cancer is an awful disease. If we know we have it in our body, we immediately do something about it – we cut it out, we poison it, we try to burn it out of our cells. If we treat physical cancer with such aggressive means to eradicate it, why do […]

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We Can’t Love God and the World

Text: Revelation 2: 12-17 – The city of Pergamum was a major centre for emperor worship along with the worship of many other pagan gods.  Jesus commends the believers for standing firm in their faith in the middle of such idolatry – some even losing their lives for their faith.  But he had one rebuke: […]

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Do You Want to Know What Love Is?

Text: 1 John 4:7-21 – We live in a culture that is confused about love. The pop music industry is saturated with songs about love that often present a very distorted view of what true love is all about. True love is something that can only be understood by someone who knows God because, as […]

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Faithful To The End

Text: Revelation 2: 8-11 – When facing persecution, Christians throughout history have been forced to make a decision: take a stand for what they believed in, even to the point of death, or deny Christ and spare their life. In his letter to the church in Smyrna, Jesus commends the believers there for standing firm […]

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Have You Lost Your First Love?

Text: Revelation 2: 1-7 – The Christians in Ephesus had a lot of good things going for them. Jesus acknowledged their active service, their hard work, and their perseverance in the midst of hardship and persecution. Unfortunately, in spite of all their positive efforts, Christ still had to rebuke them. Why? The motivation behind their […]

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Are You An Overcomer?

Text:  Revelation 2:7 – In this first main section of the Book of Revelation, the Apostle John writes down the messages that Jesus has for the 7 churches in Asia Minor.  While these letters were written to real, historical churches almost 2000 years ago, the message has a practical application for all followers of Christ even […]

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Christ Our Judge Is Coming Back

Text: Revelation 1: 17-19 – In this first chapter of Revelation, the Apostle John sees a vision from God in which Jesus himself stands before him and commands him to deliver the message he will receive to the churches. In awe, John falls on his face as if dead.  How will you respond when you […]

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