A simple midweek reflection by Jake Chambers created to help us slow down and ponder the words of Jesus together throughout our week. Local Church is committed to learning to be with Jesus together in Gig Harbor and Port Orchard. To learn more visitwww.localchurchgh.com
Being not just hearers of the word but doers of the word. Moving from Christian consumerism to participating in the lie and way of Jesus. Joining Jesus in bringing light, love, healing and hope to our world.
Jesus grows his Kingdom not by force, violence, marketing tricks or winning arguments but by loving invitation. He invites us to find life, joy and hope in him and to join him in living an invitational lifestyle.
We look at the first 4 letters to the 7 churches found in Revelation 7. Encouragement, correction, warning and reward. These letters from Jesus are a gift for us today. They can be confusing at first glance but as we look at the context of the church and city in this time there are some beautiful and helpful insights that can guide us today.
We start our journey through Revelation and remember that the Big Idea of this book is the comfort, presence, promises and power of Jesus. This apocalyptic, prophetic letter to the church is an encouragement today. We also learn what the word apocalypse means.... and it might not be what you think.
Also, here are some links to further your study of Revelation.
Three helpful videos by the Bible Project.
A study by Richard Bauckam https://www.amazon.com/Theology-Book-Revelation-New-Testament/dp/0521356911
A book on the poetic imagery of Revelation by Eugene Peterson https://www.amazon.com/Reversed-Thunder-Revelation-Praying-Imagination/dp/0060665033