Series: The Seven Churches of Revelation
Pergamum - What Happens in Vegas... Leaks
March 01, 2020 | Perry Kallis
Passage: Revelation 2:12-17
Being “found out” is a fear ranked higher than death! That is the reason there are currently websites and apps willing to provide alibis and excuses to prevent being "discovered". There is, however, no way around the lasting effect to our lives and very souls when we try to get away with deception. A believer cannot compromise with Satan and live for Christ. A New Testament church in Asia Minor called Pergamum, was living in the midst of a place with Satan’s influence, and the letter to them from Christ declares important truths about how to live out our faith in the midst of a compromised society.
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CBS has had a reality TV show for the past 10 years entitled Undercover Boss. Each episode depicts a boss going undercover into the core of his business life to discover the reality of how his company is really doing. The last book of the Bible, Revelation, begins with a similar scenario about Jesus walking among seven specific churches in Asia Minor. But this is not past history, it is an entertaining show...it is the real reality for each and every church. Jesus IS regularly in the midst of each church and knows us deeply. This series will helps us re-discover the foundational truth of what it means “when Jesus shows up at church...”.