Revelation 13:11-18. John sees in his vision that there are earthly authorities, and systems of governance, that promise freedom by usurping the authority of God. Its the age old deception that began in the Garden of Eden and Christians must resist it.
Luke 15. June Mclellan was the guest speaker at our first Ladies Night. She spoke from the parables that Jesus told about a lost sheep, a lost coin and a lost son, and about how there is rejoicing in heaven when we come home to our Heavenly Father.
Revelation 13:1-10. John's vision moves on to address the threat posed by the Roman Empire and the challenge of ungodly authority. The message of course is timeless and the church in every generation must be able o read the signs of the times.
Revelation 9. The consequences of evil in the world are truly appalling. But the book of Revelation continues to reveal God's purposes in allowing it and reassuring us that one day all evil will be removed from the world.
Isaiah 9:7. This is our key verse for 2019 'Of the increase of his government there will be no end.' What will that look like in our individual lives and corporate life together, and what can we do to ensure that His Kingdom does keep expanding in our lives?
With readings from Genesis, Isaiah and Luke's Gospel we reflect on the problem created by our turning away from God, and His faithfulness in providing a way of redemption - the greatest gift ever given!
Revelation 7. As John's vision continues he sees the great multitude of God's people gathered from history, and is assured of the certainty of salvation because of the sacrifice of the Lamb. No matter what persecution may come, God's people have been sealed for eternity.