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July 22, 2016, 11:12 AM


“And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write…” Revelation 3:14

Did you notice anything different? For those who are coming to church this weekend don’t look at the next sentence or two and you can hear it for the first time in the sermon on Sunday.

Try one more time to see it: look at the first verse in the other six churches listed then look again at Rev. 3:14 to see if you pick up on it. Okay, look at 2:1 and 3:14, then look at the other verses naming the churches that are being talked about.

In five of the churches it says to the church “IN” and then names the town but in the case of Ephesus and Laodicea the verse says “OF” Ephesus or “OF” Laodicea. WOW, do you think that was a slip up or did God want to say something about these two churches He didn’t say about the others, and if so what was He saying?

I have titled this series “Welcome to My Church” because I think of “my church” as the place that is actually God’s Church, but a place that I get to be a part of and worship and serve Him. To some, and probably those back in Laodicea and Ephesus, the words “MY Church” meant that it was not God’s church but it is was their church.

There are some things in church that we should take ownership of like our own spiritual relationship with God, our obedience to Him, our commitment to Him, and our sin. But the church is not one of those things of which to take ownership. It is not ours it is HIS.

You might notice as you read Revelation 3:14-22 that this is a church that has NOTHING good said about it. Laodicea is also the church we refer to as “LUKE WARM”. If you ask me these verses are full of sad words.

                “I will vomit you out of my mouth”

                “you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked”

I don’t know about you but I don’t like lukewarm water. I also don’t want to be “spit out” by God. The thought of being miserable, poor, blind, naked or wretched is not very comforting either.

Please join me as I continue to prepare this message and pray God blesses it as we continue our series this week on the seven churches in Revelation. This week’s message “Welcome to my church, Laodicea” and our text will be Revelation 3:14-22.


Thanks for a great “garage sale”!

Thank you ladies of the Kitchen Ministry Team and everyone who helped for making the garage sale a big success. The garage sale raised over $1200! I know a lot of hard work went in to making it happen. Thanks again to everyone for your hard work and contributions.


August is nearly here!

It is hard to believe that August is almost here. The bad news is that means summer is about over and school is about to begin for another year (maybe not really bad news to all). The good news is with August comes our SUPER SUMMER SUNDAY SERVICES!

We will host the first Sunday evening on August 7th then we will join our sister churches at Elmdale then Eula and then Hamby. Please keep these dates in mind so you can join us in worship and fellowship.

Next Sunday July 31st we will have the LORD’s Supper during our morning worship service.


It is almost committee time!

If you are on a committee I want to remind you that we are about to start having our committee meetings. We need to start working on next year’s budget and next year’s teachers and officers. Please start praying about these matters as we seek the LORD’s direction and guidance.


Prayer needs: Ginger Faircloth and family (death of her brother Bob Johnson), LuJane Corley and family (death of her daughter in law, Janet), Richard Atha (broken foot/ankle), Dale Dozier (congestive heart failure).


See you this weekend in BIBLE STUDY & WORSHIP!

Your pastor and friend

Bro. Keith

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