Wiregrass Church
Unveiled: Revelation 2:12-17 To The Church at Pergamum & Wiregrass: According to the Word or worldly?
5 options on Wednesdays at 6:45 PM 1. On campus 2. www.wiregrass.church (live and recorded media options-audio only or video) 3. Facebook Live: Wiregrass Church 4. YouTube channel: Wiregrass Church New Tampa 5. Wiregrass Church app- available on iTunes, Google Play, & Amazon App stores
Locations & Times
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  • Wiregrass Church
    28125 County Line Rd, Zephyrhills, FL 33543, USA
    Wednesday 6:45 PM

Connect with us! Fill out a digital connection card

If this is your first time or first time in a while, we are so glad you have joined in with us today! You may also use this to update your contact information, sign up for an event, or take a next step in your life. Pastor Carl would love to send you a text or an email this week. This way you will also have his contact information and give more opportunities to connect in the days ahead. He, the staff, and the church will be praying for your prayer requests this week. (If the prayer requests are confidential, they will not be shared publicly.)

https://wiregrass.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/11/responses/new

Download the Wiregrass Church app!

Click on the link to download the new Wiregrass Church app! Choose from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, or the Amazon App Store.

https://subsplash.com/wiregrasschurch/wiregrass-app

Visit the website for wiregrass.church

Also-like, check in, share, and follow us on Facebook!

http://www.wiregrass.church

3 Good Reasons To Be Baptized

If you have repented (turned) from your sins and received Jesus Christ as your Savior and Master, we invite you to read this well written and concise article on why you should be baptized. This article may give a fresh perspective to those who have already turned to Jesus and been baptized as well. Enjoy…

https://www.crossway.org/articles/3-good-reasons-to-be-baptized/

options for giving

WAYS TO GIVE...            
give online-We want to make obedient and cheerful giving as simple and secure as possible. Use the online giving option on this link, the website, or the app to give a one time or recurring gift. You can use a bank account, debit card, or credit card.  Using a bank account incurs the lowest processing fee for the church however, feel free to use the method that is best for you.           

give in person-We provide offering boxes and envelopes around the auditorium. We do not normally take up an offering during the worship services so feel free to place your gift in an offering box before or after a service. We consider giving as an act of worship according to Scripture so whether you click the submit button or place a gift in the offering box, the Lord knows our hearts as we obey Him.              
mail a check-You or your bank can write a check and mail your gift to the church office. Many people set up Wiregrass Church as an online bill pay with their bank. The bank mails a check directly to the church office for you.  This option is usually free with your bank and neither you or the church incur processing fees.                 Wiregrass Church           28125 County Line Rd.           Wesley Chapel, FL 33543

https://wiregrass.church/give

Unveiled: A Study of Revelation

Celebrate Recovery every Monday evening
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Are you struggling with hurts, habits, and hang ups in your life? Maybe it is because of hurt someone else has caused you or hurt you have brought on yourself? CR is a ministry based on the Beatitudes in Matthew 5 to bring real healing whatever the struggle may be in your life. We meet every Monday evening beginning at 6:30 PM with food and coffee. The gathering begins at 7 PM. Childcare is provided.

Freedom
Celebrate Recovery is designed to help people find freedom from hurts, habits and hang-ups including addictions, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors. The purpose of the Celebrate Recovery @ Wiregrass ministry is to fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the “8 Recovery Principles.” This experience allows us to “be changed.”

Growth
We open the door by sharing our experiences, strengths and hopes with one another. In addition, we become willing to accept God’s grace in solving our life problems. By working and applying these Biblical principles, we begin to grow spiritually. We become free from our addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy and most importantly, a stronger personal relationship with God and others.

Healing
As we progress through the program we discover our personal, loving and forgiving Higher Power – Jesus Christ, the one and only true Higher Power. No hurt is beyond healing! No habit is beyond help! No hang-up is beyond hope! Jesus changes everything!
Coed Belong Groups-Interactive Bible Study
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Join in with Pastor Carl as we study and apply God’s Word verse by verse on Wednesday evenings. Food and coffee are available at 6:15 PM and the study begins at 6:45 PM. Student ministry and childcare are provided.
Belong Group: Experiencing God
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Stay tuned as we finished this series and hope to offer it again!

Join Claudia George on Wednesdays as she leads an in depth study on Experiencing God from Henry Blackaby. This discipleship group will help you see where God is at work around you and calling you to join in with Him in His work. Food and coffee is available at 6:15 PM and the study begins at 6:45 PM

connect on wiregrass.church under Belong Groups
Women’s Belong Group: A Woman of the Word
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This series has just finished. Stay tuned for a new Bible study for ladies coming soon!
Belong Group-We Can Trust the Bible
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Join in with Pastor Mark on Sundays at 9:15 AM as we answer why we can trust the Bible. Adults and youth alike will benefit from this interactive study. This is a coed Bible study.

connect on wiregrass.church under Belong Groups
Student Ministry
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Join in with Pastor Steve and the team on Wednesdays as they enjoy food, opportunities to hang out, games, and time in the Bible. They will deal with real struggles and find real victory in Jesus and His Word. Food is available at 6:15 PM and they meet at 6:45 PM.

Men’s Integrity Conference 9/23-9/25

Join us for a full weekend conference designed for men to strengthen their relationship with God by learning authentic manhood, stronger integrity and true biblical leadership. 
Choose between two courses to study through the weekend. Track #1 - Authentic Manhood: Reject passivity, take responsibility, lead courageously, and invest eternally. Track #2 - Conquer Series: Connecting with other Christian men, strengthening sexual integrity and health, addressing the pornography problem in our community, and becoming better at true intimacy.
The overnight accommodations are dormitory style with bunk beds: You will need to provide your own twin-sized bedding, pillow, towel and toiletries. If you have a specific question, you may call the sponsoring organization, Buyer Rehabilitation Project, at 813-553-1138.
DATE AND TIME Friday, September 23rd @ 4:00 pm through Sunday, September 25th @ 4:00 pm 2022  This is a 2-day event: 48 continuous hours including six meals, two overnights, and church service Saturday night.
LOCATION Tampa Bay Baptist Conference Center  15601 Lake Magdalene Boulevard  Tampa, FL 33613

https://www.buyerrehabilitationproject.org/events

New to Wiregrass? More information? Ready to join as partners? Recently joined as a partner?

First Connections Lunch online RSVP

New to Wiregrass Church? Want to know more about this church family? Ready to join Wiregrass as a partner (member)? Recently joined as a partner?
You will get to meet many people who serve Wiregrass Church in different ways. You will get to hear the heart of this family of believers.
If you are newer to this church family and would like to know more about becoming an official partner, fill out this form to sign up for our First Connections Lunch on 10.9.2022.   We will gather next door in the Greenhouse for a great lunch after the morning service. You will get to know the leadership, vision, requirements and opportunities for partnering with this family of believers.   This is open for those who have questions or seeking to join in membership as well as those who have recently joined. Childcare will be provided.  

https://wiregrass.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/18/responses/new
Unveiled! Revelation 2:12-17
The Letters to the churches:
#3-Pergamum & Wiregrass
Revelation 2:12-17
According to the Word or worldly?

Historical and cultural considerations for Pergamum:
A.The g___________ city in ancient Asia even though it was not near a port.

B.One of the greatest l__________________. Only second to Alexandria. Pergamum to p________________. Why this is significant…

C.The center of e_________________ worship. Not just a threat once a year but daily.

D.The most grand s____________ of Z____________ and the struggle of the g_______.

E.Idol worship involved s___________ i_________________

F. A s__________ s_____________ h____________ in temple worship with Asclepius.

Vs. 12
In standard structure, the messenger, the church, and a description of Jesus.
What is the significance of this specific description of Jesus?
Revelation 1:16, 19:15, Hebrews 4:12-16, Ephesians 6:17, John 1:1, Genesis 1, Ephesians 6:17

What does a sword 🗡 symbolize?

Vs. 13
Jesus always k___________.
Why is this city called Satan’s throne?

How does this affect true believers?

What does it look like for you and other true believers to:
-hold onto the name of Jesus:
-not deny your faith in Jesus:

Who is Antipas and what probably happened to him?

Antipas is given two huge descriptors:
1.my f_________________
2.my w________________
Revelation 1:5, 3:14
Witness should be synonymous with the word m_____________

Vs. 14
When Jesus has anything, and m___________ things a_____________ you, you must pay attention and repent which means turning and heading in a new direction.

What is the significance and connection of an OT narrative with Balaam and Balak?
Numbers 22

People couldn’t c_______ because God had already pronounced b__________.
But the world can bring d______________ and s_________________. Literally and spiritually- idol w__________ and s______________ i________________
What are s_______________ b_____________ in our life today?

Vs. 15
A similar false teaching is declared with allowing Nicolaitans into the church. Like first century, we can easily allow false teaching into the c__________, h_________, and even our p____________.

Vs. 16
There is only one correct answer when we are against Jesus: r___________!
What happens if the church doesn’t repent?

What will Jesus use to come against them and you to fight against you?
(Connection back to 2:12, 1:5: 3:14)

Vs. 17
When the Spirit speaks, what should Pergamum and Wiregrass do?

What does is look like to “conquer” according to this letter to the church in Pergamum?

What is the reward if you conquer?
Hidden manna (meaning?)

White stone (meaning?)

New name (meaning?)



Answers:
Greatest
Libraries papyrus
Emperor
Statue Zeus gods
Sexual immorality
Symbol satanic healing (staff with snake wrapped around it)

knows faithful witness martyr

Multiple against curse blessing deception seduction worship sexual immorality stumbling blocks

Church home phone

repent