by Ernest Easley

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The Corrupt Church - Part 2 (6 of 13)
Series: Touring the Churches
Ernest L. Easley
Revelation 2:18-29

As you are turning to Revelation 2, keep in mind that as time winds down, our enemy will wind things up. The closer we get to the second coming of Jesus, when His church will meet Him in the air and we will forever be with the Lord; the more our enemy will try to divide, disrupt and derail the work of the church.

Remember, before the church age was the Kingdom of God. Now during the church age is the Kingdom of God. And after the church age is the Kingdom of God. The church age is temporary but the Kingdom of God is eternal!

There was a time in history past there was no church. And there will be a time in the future where there will be no church. But at the end of the day and at the end of this age will stand the Kingdom of God.

Since God gave birth to His church in Acts 2, He's been using His church to build His Kingdom. What happens in and through our fellowship is critical to what's happening and what will be happening in the Kingdom of God for eternity.

This year we are intentionally taking the love of Jesus to those living within a five-mile radius of our campus under the banner of ''Mission Marietta.''

There will be plenty of opportunities over the next few months for you to do your part in reaching out in Jesus' Name to those in our community who are hurting and lonely and lost and need a touch of God upon their lives!

Every member is a missionary and you will have the opportunity to participate in a mission trip this year. It won't cost you any money and you won't have to travel very far!

Now look with me to Revelation 2 where we're going to begin reading in a moment in verse 18 as we continue touring the churches of Asia Minor. The seven churches mentioned in Revelation 2-3 were literal churches and represent seven different kinds of church members.

So, have you found yourself in one of these churches we've toured? Perhaps ...

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