The Garden is a church for skeptics and saints. It's a church where your bartender could get baptized, where broken marriages are restored, and the last person you'd see in church might be lit on fire by the hope of the Gospel. The Garden is a church that's not bashful about truth but enthusiastic about rich theology so that Christians young and old might be fully equipped.We long to see the whole West Valley renewed by the power and beauty of Jesus.
How To Change Eternity | Revelation 3:10-13
Are you an effective evangelist? In this passage we find two powerful principles for being an effective and unflinching witness to Jesus.
Jesus promised his followers in the ancient city of Philadelphia an open door to advance the Kingdom. What if you could impact eternity? Listen to this teaching to learn how.
A Church On Offense | Revelation 3:7-9
Are Christians to avoid culture or engage it? Often, in a right desire to live honorable lives Christians, followers of Jesus err by losing all touch with those who don't yet know Jesus. But rather than hiding away on defense, the Church is called to be an influence. Jesus calls us to be on offense.
In the letter to the church of Philadelphia, Jesus says He is going open for them a door for the Gospel. Imagine if you too could experience God opening a door for the Gospel in your spheres of influence! How does this happen? Nolan Tjaden explores several important elements.
Autopsy of A Dead Church | Revelation 3:1-6
Do you know someone who walked away from Jesus because of Church hurt? Data reveals that the number one reason people say they disbelieve in God is the hypocrisy of Christians. Christian hypocrisy hurts people.
That's why in Revelation 3:1-6 Jesus addresses a church marked by a better reputation than character. The church of Sardis seemed to be alive but in actuality was dead.
How do we know if we're spiritually alive? How do we deal with our own hypocrisy? In this message, we'll see how we can see our souls and city made authentic and alive through the Gospel.
Don't Buy The Lie | Revelation 2:18-29
From fact checkers to deep fakes to fake news to lies surround us everywhere today. But that's nothing new. And fake bible teachers and false prophets are no exception. But the truth is lies aren't always insidious. Sometimes they feel really good and really tempting. Jesus writes to a church that feels like that. Thyatira is tempted by the idea that they can follow Jesus and embrace any kind of sexuality. A false prophetess is teaching them as much. But in this passage we find power to idenitify and resist the lies and become uncompromising followers of Jesus.From fact checkers to deep fakes to fake news—lies surround us everywhere today. But that's nothing new. And fake bible teachers and false prophets are no exception. 🗣️
Lies don’t always seem insidious. ❗️
Sometimes they feel really good and really tempting.
Jesus writes to a church that feels like that. ✉️
Thyatira is tempted by the idea that they can follow Jesus and embrace any kind of sexuality. A false prophetess is teaching them as much. But in this passage we find power to identify and resist the lies and become uncompromising followers of Jesus.
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A Faithful Witness | Revelation 2:12-17
We live in a world where up is down and down is up. Increasingly, people are being challenged to compromise morally. So are you. Where do find the burden to stay true to God, His Word, and His ways?
In this passage taught by Justin Doyle, we find a Jesus who is unwilling to let His people slip into compromise. He calls the church of Pergamum to stay faithful in the midst of a culture where Satan's throne is. Don't sleep on the power of this passage. Listen to learn and grow in God's Word.
Faithful Unto Death | Revelation 2:8-11
We have created the safest, most padded life possible in 2024 America. What if safe isn't actually what the human heart is most deeply longing for? The worst thing isn’t dying. The worst thing is not having anything worth dying for. The earliest Christians knew had something worth dying for. What made the early church so resilient? You can have what they had. Jesus puts something in souls that makes normal people unstoppable. Listen to this message by Nolan Tjaden to learn more.