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G-Mail – Seven Letters From God

What would you do if you went to your mailbox (the one at the curb in front of your house or the virtual mailbox on your device) and found a letter from . . . God? That’s exactly what happened to seven churches two thousand years ago in the Roman province of Asia. We’re going to slip into their worship services and listen as they read their letters from God. At times, with them, we’ll be comforted. But there will also be some confrontation. Either way, this will be some of the most important mail you’ll ever read.

Sermons in this series

DIY Church
Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects are hot these days. You go on YouTube and find step-by-step instructions for everything from home repair to auto maintenance. There is a certain satisfaction when you finish a job yourself. But when it comes to matters of the soul, DIY is not recommended. In fact, God had some pretty strong words for a church that tried it.
The Open Door
Ever had a door slammed in your face? I mean a literal door slammed in your literal face. If not, I bet you’ve achieved the metaphorical equivalent. Here’s some great news: Jesus is not a door slammer – he’s the ultimate door opener.
Close the Gap
Having a great reputation is golden. Corporations pay millions for reputation management. But what if there’s a gap between who people think you are and who you really are?
Wearing Jesus Out
Lots of people treat Christianity like it’s an outfit you hang in your closet six days a week, then take out and wear on Sunday. It doesn’t work that way. Jesus is something you put on and wear out there in the world every day.
Resist
If someone put a gun to your head and said, “If you want to live, call Jesus a liar,” what would you do? Such personally apocalyptic scenarios are thankfully rare in the west. But in some parts of the world, average people have found the courage to reach deep into their faith and hold on even at the cost of their lives. I actually think most of us would surprise ourselves were we to face such a moment. What may be harder is to resist the little compromises we face every day.
The Struggle is Real
What do you say to someone who is enduring a terrible struggle – one that is about to get a lot worse? That depends, of course, on who you are, how close your relationship to the person in pain is, how much you know about that particular kind of struggle and about a thousand other factors. But if you’re Jesus – here’s what you say.
Where is the Love?
What would Jesus say to a church that was known for its hard work in the community, its perseverance in the face of persecution and for its strong, biblical teaching? He’d start with “Way to go!” But then he’d point to one glaring problem and ask, “What’s up with that?”
Of Course He Isn’t Safe
Jesus. More books have been written about him than any other figure in history. He is the most enduring icon ever. And that’s the problem. He has become an icon. A pliable image easily turned into a marketing device or mascot for everything from tee shirts to television shows, political movements to motion pictures. He can be your homeboy, your good buddy or your boyfriend. He is useful, attractive, and he sells; which suggests that somewhere along the line we missed something really important. God intended for us to be conformed to the image of Christ, not the other way around.

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