The church is sometimes called upon to suffer terrible persecution. This has always been true down through history, and it was certainly true in Smyrna. The church was under heavy attack from both the community and city officials. And there was even more persecution coming (Revelation 2:10), but the church was faithful to Christ and His mission. The church stood fast for truth against all attacks. It was a church in which nothing was wrong, that is, nothing of any major significance. Therefore, it was one of the few churches that Christ did not have to warn. Smyrna is the picture of just what a church should be. A dynamic witness for Jesus Christ through all circumstances no matter the trial or temptation. The church at Smyrna is a picture of a church that loves the Lord enough to stand up for Him even when the community attacks its witness. They were overcomers and this Sunday we will look at how CCW can be the faithful light like the church at Smyrna.
Stay after the worship service and join us for our Fellowship Meal of Spaghetti with Meat Sauce and our famous buttered garlic bread. You’re always welcome to bring something delicious to share, or pitch in and help with the set up of the tables and chairs, the serving of the food or the clean up. Many hands make light work!
Can’t wait to see you Sunday!
Jesus is Awesome!
Pastor Danny Lovett