The church at Thyatira had an impressive character, according to Jesus. Not only did they show forth deeds, love, faith, ministry, and perseverance, but they were even growing in these things. However, the Lord has a correction for them in an area that has gained a bit of a bad reputation – doctrine. From His letter to this church, we can gain some very timely encouragement on how to hold the line on false teaching today.
Revelation 1:5, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Lamentations 3:21-23
No matter how bad we blew it yesterday, no matter how difficult the circumstances you are going through today, today is a new day and we can begin again because we serve a God who makes all things new and promises His presence to lead us through the darkest of time.
Revelation 21:5, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Lamentations 3:21-23
No matter how bad we blew it yesterday, today is a new day and we can begin again because we serve the God who makes all things new!
** Note – due to technical difficulties, there is no sermon recording this week **
Here are the main points from the power point slides:
– God ultimately will make all things new! (Revelations 21:5)
– God can begin to make you new today! (2 Corinthians 5:17)
– God gives new starts every single day even in the midst of horrific circumstances! (Lamentations 3:21-23)
In this text, we are presented with a glorious, awe-inspiring, and central vision of the very throne room of God. By implication, we are also confronted with a heart-rending problem, as we see the contrast between how it is in heaven, vs. how it is on earth. Yet the text does not leave us there, but displays the glorious answer, central to history, of how the Lord brings about every last one of His purposes, in the answer that informs the whole book of Revelation, and is meant to drive us again and again to awestruck adoration and worship.
We start the new year by looking at the end of the book, and at what God has revealed to us about the end and culmination of history. This final passage of the Bible imparts urgency to the seriousness of the gospel of Christ, as well as boldness for its proclamation.