The Witness of the Church

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Many in the Christian church have theories about what the church should do with the increasingly hostile or ignorant response of our society to Christianity.  But here in Revelation 10-11 God uncovers how His true church does respond when confronted with a hostile context.  This reality should redirect our thinking from the speculative theories and […]

Judgment Uncovered

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Living in a peaceful and happy society it is easy to feel like we humans have got things pretty well sorted.  However, what we see in front of us is only a super thin slice of the broader story of human history.  There is a long history of rebellion and destruction that follows us everywhere.  […]

The People of God Uncovered

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In chapter 6 we shuddered as we heard that the world would never cease to be plagued by suffering, war, poverty and injustice.  Well it seems that God knows how harrowing this revelation would be for His people because instead of moving onto the 7th seal He unpacks a wonderful vision for John and the […]

Suffering Uncovered

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In the vivid throne room scene of last week the conquering Lion that looked like a Lamb, Jesus the Christ, was the only one worthy enough to take the scroll of God’s purposes for the world and open its seals.  But as Jesus opens those seals a frightening vision emerges… a vision of unparalleled suffering […]

Worship Uncovered

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After speaking out letters to the seven churches, Jesus causes John to be caught up in a vision of Heaven by the power of the Holy Spirit.  As John sees the throne room of God uncovered, a dramatic scene takes place before him.  And as we hear John’s account of this spectacular sight, we will […]

Church – The Ugly

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We might not like to admit it, but church can be ugly… church has been ugly. Right throughout history there have been churches who have got faith in Christ very wrong.  As we finish up our journey through Jesus’ letters to the churches of Asia, we look at two churches that had all but ceased […]

Church – The Bad

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As Jesus continues to share insights with the churches of Asia we find that there are a group of churches seem to be holding on to the faith, but for some reason Jesus also has found something deeply concerning amongst them.  This week Pastor Joe unpack what Jesus finds concerning in the church and how […]

Church – The Good

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It would have been easy for the churches in Asia to feel as though Jesus was distant to their trials and tribulations. But last week we saw that they powerful and fearsome Jesus stood amongst the lampstands of His church. He knew them and He knew their situation. So when He writes to them, He […]

Jesus Uncovered

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When it comes to the Book of Revelation it is really easy to get caught up in the crazy images, the numbers and codes, and the visions and characters… but this is to miss the main point. Pastor Joe commences our series in Revelation by unpacking the main point of the book and the greatest […]

Permission to Suffer

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When we ask God, “Why is there so much suffering?” we are not really asking for a logical answer as to the existence of suffering… we are more than likely asking a personal question “Why am I suffering?” And it is to this question that the bible doesn’t have a clear and neat answer.  Instead […]