Cross Bridge Church - A Church of the Nazarene
Revelation - Message 3
Our mission is helping people move from where they are to where God wants them to be.
Locations & Times
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  • Cross Bridge Church
    651 Barnes Blvd, Rockledge, FL 32955, USA
    Domingo 9:00 AM, Domingo 11:00 AM
The Church Facing Challenges
// Pastor Brad Fink


Churches of __________ & ________________.
Rev. 2:8-11 & Rev. 3:7-13


The challenge of __________________ & __________________.
Our American culture teaches us if you follow Jesus then… _______ _____ _____ ____________.
Jesus tells them and us, “Don’t give up and don’t give in. Be faithful ________ ___________.
Churches of _____________ & _____________
The challenge of __________________. How do you stay __________in an ______________ world?
Jesus wants his churches to know, __________________ not only hurts our relationship with Jesus, but it’s leading others astray too.
Churches of __________ & ________________
Sometimes scripture is meant to ____________ the afflicted & sometimes it’s meant to _________ the comfortable.
The problem these churches were facing was that they __________ __________ ________ ________________.
Talk it Over - Sermon Discussion
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Looking back at your notes from this Sunday, talk about what stood out to you in the message. Was there something especially helpful, challenging, convicting, or hard to grasp?

Have you ever found yourself simply going through the spiritual motions? How did you break out of that routine?

Additional Scripture
On your own, read Numbers 22—25:3. How does the story of Balaam help us understand the message to the church of Pergamum better?
On your own, read 1 Kings 16:29—33 & 1 Kings 21. What do these two passages teach us about Jezebel?

Read 1 Corinthians 8:4-9. How does what Paul says here apply to Pergamum and Thyatira's compromises?

Read Revelation 3:1-6. What is the contrast between reputation and reality in Sardis? What kinds of things might characterize a Christian or a church with the reputation of being alive but actually dead? Why is this such a scary possibility?

Read Revelation 3:14-18. Self-deception is so easy! What is the contrast between how Jesus sees the church in Laodicea and how they see themselves?

Next Steps
Why is merely going through the motions of spiritual life or church life so easy to do? How have you seen this tendency creep into your life or your family's life?
What is one step you could take toward counteracting this?

Give

Each week we take time to worship through the giving of God's tithe and our offerings.Thank you for your faithfulness! "We value generosity, and being good managers of all God has entrusted to us."

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Welcome! Click here for our Next Steps Card, Giving, and Prayer Request Form. We are thankful to have you worship with us this morning and we are expecting great things!

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Prayer Requests and Praises
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Text the word "PRAY" and how we can pray with you to (833) 224-1404 to submit your prayer request to our Staff.

Sermon Notes

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