Who is worthy? (Rev. 5)

Publié le 5 septembre 2021 dans Traductions

Sermon by Pastor Samuel Niblack

We are studying the last book of the Bible, a book that wants to reassure the Church about its future. It is also a book that invites everyone to join the people of God and to participate in this beautiful future, in a world of peace and justice. But are we really moving towards a world of justice and peace? 

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The Throne of God (Rev. 4:1-11)

Publié le 5 septembre 2021 dans Traductions

Sermon preached by Pastor Vincent Bourrel on 29th Aug 2021

Introduction  

Chapters 2 and 3 have described the realities the church is going through on earth (lack of love, persecution, false doctrines, compromise, lifelessness, weakness, self-sufficiency). But now, here is  another reality that should encourage us.  

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Philadelphia: A Faithful Little Church (Rev. 3:7-13)

Publié le 5 septembre 2021 dans Traductions

Sermon preached by Pastor Vincent Bourrel on 15th Aug 2021

We all know pastors and churches that are largely blessed by God. They see many conversions, they carry out great projects, they have a great influence in their city and in the world. Their messages are followed by hundreds of people on YouTube, they have important human and financial resources… I visited a church like that in the US, there was a beautiful bouquet of flowers in front of the pulpit , when I pointed it out to a member of the church he gave me the amount of the budget for the flowers, it was about the total budget of our church at that time!

Their very gifted pastors write books that have a great impact. Sometimes these pastors carry heavy burdens and these churches are marked by great suffering. Thank you Lord for these great churches and beautiful ministries that are making a signifcant impact in this world and that we can benefit from.

But the church we are studying this morning is not really that kind of church. It is characterized by its lack of power. Every small church in a difficult context will find this letter encouraging. Every Christian unsure of his or her gifts and place in the church will be comforted. The basic message is profound: God is more interested in faithfulness than in success.

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Sardis: A Lifeless Church (Rev. 3:1-6)

Publié le 8 août 2021 dans Traductions

Sermon by Pastor Samuel Niblack

As the proverb goes, « You have to start by putting your own house in order. » That is what Jesus does in this letter of Revelation. It’s true that this book will describe the final judgment, but his own churches are judged first. Jesus cannot be blamed for not putting his own house in order first.

And the fact that the book of Revelation begins this way shows that Jesus has built into his church a capacity for questioning, repentance, reformation, self-correction. It is true that the history of Christianity has not always been brilliant, but it is also true that the Church is not in constant decline.  On the contrary, it is the story of reforms, revivals, awakenings, of rediscovering the Bible, and the Gospel.  This is what this church in Sardis is called to live. 

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Thyatira: The Church Judged (Rev. 2:18-29)

Publié le 7 août 2021 dans Traductions

Sermon preached by Aurelien Duperchy, apprentice pastor, on 1st Aug 2021

Let’s read Revelation chapter 2 verses 18 to 29. « And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write: The Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and feet like burnished bronze, says this:

‘I know your deeds, and your love and faith, and service and perseverance, and that your deeds of late are greater than at first. 20 But I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray so that they commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. 21 I gave her time to repent, and she does not want to repent of her sexual immorality. 22 Behold, I will throw her on a bed of sickness, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of her deeds. 23 And I will kill her children with plague, and all the churches will know that I am He who searches the [p]minds and hearts; and I will give to each one of you according to your deeds. 24 But I say to you, the rest who are in Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not known the deep things of Satan, as they call them—I place no other burden on you. 25 Nevertheless what you have, hold firmly until I come. 26 The one who overcomes, and the one who keeps My deeds until the end, I will give him authority over the [q]nations; 27 and he shall [r]rule them with a rod of iron, as the vessels of the potter are shattered, as I also have received authority from My Father; 28 and I will give him the morning star. 29 The one who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’ « 

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