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Different Church - Pergamum

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Different Church  •  Sermon  •  Submitted   •  Presented   •  42:16
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Different Church

Pergamum
Capital
Library - < 200,000 parchments
multiple temples to emperor
Greater Power
The seat of the ruler but one still greater
The word the final authority
Hebrews 4:12 ESV
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Holding Fast
Evil place - emperor , Zeus,
Martyr - faithful witness
Conviction vs. Compromise
Balaam - introduce false worship
Redefining what God has defined
One way
John 14:6 ESV
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Conviction vs. Compromise
All cultural conflict - sexual sin
Abortion, marriage, identity
1 Corinthians 6:18 ESV
Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.
Conviction vs. Compromise
Taking word at face value
Never changing
Matthew 24:35 ESV
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
Return and Repent
God’s provision for life
New name - beloved - adopted into
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