Jesus Speaks
IVP Books
 

Jesus Speaks
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  • Formats: epub, mobi and pdf
  • Published: November 2016
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-7330-2
  • Item Code: 7330

"Hold fast."

This is the word of the risen Christ, the one who has eyes like flames of fire, who holds seven stars in his right hand and who searches the minds and hearts of all humans. In Revelation 2–3 his word comes to us like a two-edged sword, both encouraging and judging. Jesus calls us to hold fast in the face of temptations of all sorts, but sternly warns those who follow false teachings. Though Jesus is speaking to seven ancient churches of Asia Minor, his words ring true today, calling us to

  • patient endurance
  • not fearing tribulation
  • repenting of a dead faith
  • keeping God's Word
  • receiving the crown of life
  • the blessings of conquerors
Jesus Speaks combines short devotional chapters with a seven-session small group guide, which forms a church-wide series when coupled with the companion seven-session DVD. Jesus offers us his guidance through both the pitfalls and paths toward holiness. Are you ready to listen?

"This book is a devotional format, with short chapters followed by even shorter meditative sections designed for individual or group study. Contemporary examples are plentiful, but references to Christ's imminent return today don't always line up with the historicity of John's letters. This one's for churches ready to re-ignite their spiritual flame."

Gerald Wisz, Christian Market, November 2016
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CONTENTS

Jesus Speaks Grid
Introduction
1. Ephesus: Love First (Revelation 2:1-7)
Week One Devotional Readings
2. Smyrna: No Fear (Revelation 2:8-11)
Week Two Devotional Readings
3. Pergamum: Live Holy (Revelation 2:12-17)
Week Three Devotional Readings
4. Thyatira: No Compromise (Revelation 2:18-29)
Week Four Devotional Readings
5. Sardis: Wake Up (Revelation 3:1-6)
Week Five Devotional Readings
6. Philadelphia: Hold Fast (Revelation 3:7-13)
Week Six Devotional Readings
7. Laodicea: Be Zealous (Revelation 3:14-22)
Week Seven Devotional Readings

Discussion Guide
Acknowledgments
Appendix 1: Teaching-Preaching FILTER
Appendix 2: The Eighth Church of Revelation
Notes

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