Jesus’s letters to the seven churches (Revelation 2-3) demonstrate just how much He loves His Church, and how deeply concerned He is to ensure that each one represents Him faithfully. And in the very first letter – to Ephesus – we discover how Jesus evaluates or ‘measures’ things! To our great shock we find that this famous church had “abandoned its first love”, with terrible consequences. What is the Spirit saying to us, in our own time and context, two thousand years later?…
As we start a new teaching series called Red Letter Days, from Jesus’ letters to the churches in the book of Revelation, we begin with a whistle-stop tour of each church to see the defining characteristic Jesus requires of them and how this matches an aspect of His own nature.
As we break bread, we’re reminded that we can know and experience joy as we share in this amazing covenant meal.
We look back over our time in the book of Numbers and consider what God has been speaking to us around: His plan and purpose for us, His process of purification in us, and His perfect provision for us. We look at how this propels us forward together with strength in numbers!