Thursday, July 15
Be the Influencer
Revelation 2:12-17 "And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: 'The words of him who has the sharp two-edged sword...
think about it.
What does Jesus praise about this church (2:13)? What is their problem (2:14-15)? How importance is repentance in your church? In your own life?
From the looks of Revelation 2:12-17 the church in Pergamum was surrounded by sin and evil yet they didn't let this stop them from standing up for and proclaiming Christ. "I know where you dwell, where Satan's throne is. Yet you hold fast my name, and you did not deny my faith..." (verse 13). Unfortunately, as the church was shining its light in this dark community, worldly thinking, practices and actions made their way right into the church body. Definitely not good. This is a serious offense and Jesus calls for repentance.
We're called to let our lights shine, as a church and individually. So what are some things we can do to help us hold our ground against the strong influences of the world as we're out there in it sharing Christ? Tami W.
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