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Revelation 2:18-29 “Tolerance and Judgement”

Leadership coach Mary Marshall wrote, “You become what you tolerate.” What we make room for eventually takes over. In our passage, Jesus sent a message to the leaders of the church at Thyatira rebuking them for tolerating a sinful person that was teaching a dangerous doctrine. Once again, we are faced with a church that...

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Connections Women’s Group: Joanne Barnett

This month our speaker at Connections was Joanne Barnett. Check out the audio recording of her message below or follow the link to see the video on our Facebook page Joanne serves as the administrative pastor of Faith Covenant Fellowship Ministries in Burlington where her husband, the Reverend William Barnett, Jr., is the Senior Pastor....

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Revelation 2:12-17 “From Repentance to Reward”

We love the idea of God fighting for us. As Israel stood with the Red Sea in front of them and the army of Egypt chasing from behind them, Moses said, “The LORD will fight for you.” Nehemiah told the people rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem, that when they heard the sound of the trumpet...

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Revelation 2:12-17 ” Pergamos, Balaam & Accountability”

Imagine being faithful enough to endure persecution, but not enough to accept accountability; holding fast to Jesus’ name, but not to His Word. That’s exactly where the church of Pergamos found themselves in Revelation 2:12-17. Jesus commended them for being faithful in persecution, for holding fast to His name, for keeping the faith while living...

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Blog: “The Day of Atonement”

Today at sundown is the beginning of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. You can read about God’s implementation of the Day of Atonement to Israel in Leviticus 16. One of the things that has stood out to me as I have been praying is the beginning of verse 34, “This is to be a...

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Revelation 2:8-11 “Fear and Faithfulness”

Tonight, we move from the church whose love had grown cold to the church whose persecution was about to grow hot. Nobody likes trials, tests or persecution and yet, what we find in Scripture is that these things are never random, while they feel like they are happening to us, God works in such a...

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Connections Women’s Group: Rachael Williams

This month our speaker at Connections was Rachael Williams. Check out the audio recording of her message below or follow the link to see the video on our Facebook page Rachael has a passion to see people develop their own unique Voice. She is the coordinator for Empower Proclaim, a Coach, Author and the Pastors...

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Revelation 2:1-7 “First Love”

Have you ever missed the mark? Have you ever worked hard to accomplish something only to find out that you had put your energy and effort into the wrong thing? In Revelation chapter 2, Jesus begins to deliver messages to each of the seven churches of Asia. The church in Ephesus was a strong church...

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Revelation 1:17-20 “Seeing Jesus’ Sovereignty”

In the first chapter of Revelation the Father and the Son use the same description for themselves four different time. Four times we read about them being the First and the Last. The question we need to ask ourselves as we finish chapter 1 of Revelation is, “What should it mean to us when God...

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Connections Women’s Group: Vanessa Barnes

This month our speaker at Connections was Vanessa Barnes. Check out the audio recording of her message below or follow the link to see the video on our Facebook page Vanessa is a 1st grade teacher at Life Center Academy, where she attended school from preschool through twelfth grade. She graduated from Grand Canyon University...