What Is the Mark of the Beast?

Revelation is a weird book. Filled with plagues, dragons, angels, beasts, and a lot of numbers, it is a difficult book to understand. But Revelation is also necessary. In the final chapter, we find this reminder: "And behold, I am coming soon. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book." …

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Evangelism (Making Disciples: part five)

To be honest, I never thought of evangelism and witnessing as two separate actions until recently. In his short (and free!) ebook, What Is the Great Commission?, R. C. Sproul writes: Evangelism, on the other hand, is the actual proclamation—either oral or written, but certainly verbal—of the gospel. It is declaring the message of the …

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To Laodicea: Be Zealous & Repent | Revelation 3:14-22

Seven Letters Week 8 SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION I know your works: you are night cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. (Revelation 3:15-16) I counsel you to buy from me …

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To Philadelphia: Patiently Endure | Revelation 3:7-13

Seven Letters Week 7 SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have kept my word and have not denied my name. (Revelation 3:8) Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, …

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To Sardis: Wake Up! | Revelation 3:1-6

Seven Letters Week 6 SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION I know your works. You have a reputation for being alive, but you are dead. (Revelation 3:1) Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God. (Revelation 3:2) Remember, …

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As we steadily approach the finish line of our present sermon series through the seven letters of Revelation, the third to the last message has hit me full force. Jesus gives to the Apostle John a letter for the church of Sardis, and His words for it are terrifying. We’ve already heard Jesus rebuke the …

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To Thyatira: Repent of False Teaching | Revelation 2:18-29

Seven Letters Week 5 SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION I know your works, your love and faith and service and patient endurance, and that your latter works exceed the first. (Revelation 2:19) Therefore repent. If not, I will come to you soon and war against them with the sword of my mouth. (Revelation 2:16) …

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To Pergamum: Hold Fast to Christ | Revelation 2:12-17

Seven Letters Week 4 SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION I know where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. Yet you hold fast my name, and you did not deny my faith even in the days of Antipas my faithful witness, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells. (Revelation 2:13) Therefore repent. If not, …

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To Smyrna: Be Faithful Unto Death | Revelation 2:8-11

Seven Letters Week 3 SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich) and the slander of those who say that they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. (Revelation 2:9) Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil …

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To Ephesus: Remember Your First Love | Revelation 2:1-7

Seven Letters Week 2 SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name's sake, and you have not grown weary. (Revelation 2:3) But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. (Revelation 2:4) Remember therefore from where you have …

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