3 Guys and a Mic_Mar 6_16

What a contrast we see between the church in Sardis and the church in Philadelphia. it’s interesting to us, on 3 Guys, that these two churches, one of which was hot and on fire and the other of which was cold as ice, immediately precede Jesus’ remarks about Laodicea, a church that was neither hot nor cold. Sardis is a great picture of the church that exists in yesterday’s glory and basks in yesterday’s achievements, while failing to manage even the appearance of relevance in the world today.… Read More

Words to Live By But Not Next Door To_Mar 6_16

Life was tough and getting tougher for the church in Philadelphia. I think one of the most interesting aspects of this whole story is that they weren’t known for being a church of extraordinary faith; rather that they believed and kept the word of Jesus and had not denied his name. Because of that aspect of their faith walk, Jesus says that he, himself, has opened a door for them, laying an empire at their feet.… Read More