Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Revelation: Discovering Life for Today and Eternity – Week Five

Thyatira:  The Church Who Tolerated Jezebel

The title for this week’s study just goes to show you that the name can be pretty but the entity itself can be ugly to the bone!  It’s all about influence.  I was fascinated to learn that Lydia, the believer from Thyatira who dealt in purple cloth was believed to be influential in birthing the church.

Sadly, someone who called herself a prophetess – who Jesus called Jezebel – corrupted the people.  By her teachings, she led the people astray and they succumbed to the temptation to eat food sacrificed to idol and engage in sexually immoral practices.

This week’s video teaching was fascinating.  Sue talks about how boys and girls fight differently.  Boys fight physically and girls fight with words.  Boys fight 20 times more often than girls do.  Fights tend to be a bonding experience for boys, making them better friends.  Fights destroy girls’ relationships.  I want to be more direct and more Biblical in my dealings with others.

What sort of influence are you going to be this week?

Memorize:  1 John 5:10

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