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SCRIPTURE: Revelation 3:14-22 (The Message to Laodicea), NRSV 14 “And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the origin of God’s creation: 15 “I know your works; you are neither cold nor hot. I wish that you were either cold or hot. 16…

When the Way Opens – Or Closes

SCRIPTURE: Revelation 3:7-13, The Message The Message to Philadelphia7 Write this to Philadelphia, to the Angel of the church. The Holy, the True – David’s key in his hand, opening doors no one can lock, locking doors no one can open – speaks: 8 “I see what you’ve done. Now see what I’ve done. I’ve…

Wake Up!

SCRIPTURE: Revelation 3:1-6 (Message to Sardis), Good News Translation 3 “To the angel of the church in Sardis write: “This is the message from the one who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. I know what you are doing; I know that you have the reputation of being alive, even though…

Shine

SCRIPTURE: Revelation 2:12-17 (Church of Pergamum) NIV 12 “To the angel of the church in Pergamum write: These are the words of him who has the sharp, double-edged sword. 13 I know where you live—where Satan has his throne. Yet you remain true to my name. You did not renounce your faith in me, not…

Dancing in the Rain

SCRIPTURE: Revelation 2:8-11 (Church of Smyrna), MSG 8 Write this to Smyrna, to the Angel of the church. The Beginning and Ending, the First and Final One, the Once Dead and Then Come Alive, speaks: 9 “I can see your pain and poverty—constant pain, dire poverty—but I also see your wealth. And I hear the…

The Body of Christ: Paint by Number

SCRIPTURE: Romans 12:9-21 New International Version, The Message, New Living Translation[What is bracketed] and circled numbers were added for our reading last Sunday. 9 Love must be sincere. Don’t just pretend to love others. Hate what is evil, what is wrong; cling to what isgood. 10 Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight…

We Are One

SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 (NIV) 12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 Even so the body…