Hope Community Church
Sunday Morning Gathering (October 15th, 2017)
• Hope's Coffee Café - coffee/tea bar in the foyer from 9:30-9:55 AM • Child Care (ages 6wks-5yrs) & Kids Church (K-5th Grade) provided!
Locations & Times
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  • Hope Community Church
    1240 Jay St, Waterford Twp, MI 48327, USA
    Sunday 10:00 AM
The church (Ekklesia) = a called out assembly

For a church to be effective it must stand FOR Christ and WITH Christ. (For = Who He is // WITH = What He wants)

Week 1:
The Message To the Church at Ephesus
(You have left your first love)

Week 2:
“The Message To the Church at Smyrna”
The Revelation of Jesus Christ
The Commendation
Their enemies wanted to:
• Shut ‘em up (Silence their opposition)
• Shut ‘em down (Take away their livelihood)
• Shut ‘em out (Take away their influence)

The Correction
The Call
Don't fear any of those things = STOP BEING AFRAID
Personal Application:
1. Persecution is the norm for true followers of Christ.
Personal Application:
1. Persecution is the norm for true followers of Christ.
2. Persecution separates "professors" from “possessors".
Personal Application:
1. Persecution is the norm for true followers of Christ.
2. Persecution separates "professors" from “possessors".
3. Persecution is often God's means of shining light in dark places.
Personal Application:
1. Persecution is the norm for true followers of Christ.
2. Persecution separates "professors" from “possessors".
3. Persecution is often God's means of shining light in dark places.
4. Persecution of one, is persecution against all.
Personal Application:
1. Persecution is the norm for true followers of Christ.
2. Persecution separates "professors" from “possessors".
3. Persecution is often God's means of shining light in dark places.
4. Persecution of one, is persecution against all.
5. Persecution may leave us penniless, but cannot make us Father-less.
The purifying fires of affliction only cause the flames of Christ' glory to burn all the brighter!