Centuries Later... Different settings, different faces, but the reasons why folks do what they do haven't changed. And the Lord (same face, same watchful eyes) hasn't changed His Word about things: "He who has an ear to hear, let him hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches.
Informative and Heart Piercing! The Lord certainly knew what He was doing when at the end of each message to the seven churches was added, "Let he who has an ear hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches."
Very, Very Good! Pastor Kidd, thanks for presenting hot and cold as each being a good state of usefulness, and not opposite states like living a life on fire for the Lord versus an atheist lifestyle. I never could understand sermons that had Jesus preferring the church to be in a bad state when He said, "...cold."
Clarifying Just want to say that the versions I meant are horrible paraphrasing (like the Message) gender neutral, blurring idolatry worship, etc. versions. I am not meaning NIV, NKJV or similar translations.
Informative! Thanks for the information. Although there are some "anti-Christ agenda driven, have the nerve to be called a translation" versions around, I have found that most Biblical ignorance/confusion come from folks opening the Bible only at church, at the once a week/month Bible study, or never at all. And plenty of people read spiritual things, like devotions, and think they're getting fed the Word of God.
Great Information! Interesting information (about 37 minutes in) about the shekinah glory and about the Lord's people using rabbinical teachings on the Holy Scriptures. Of course the whole show is worth listening to.