Dear Mosaic Family, Tomorrow, we begin a new sermon series at Mosaic through Jesus' seven letters to the seven churches in Revelation chapters 2 and 3.
The incredible unvoiced assumption behind these letters, is that just as much as Jesus Christ loves and cares for the universal Church, he loves and cares for particular churches. As the Apostle John gazes at the glorious Christ in Revelation 1, Jesus turns John's gaze to seven individual churches. The more we love Jesus, the more we love what Jesus loves, and Jesus loves his churches. The deeper our commitment to Jesus, the deeper our commitment to what he's committed to: his Church.
Each letter, addressed to each of the individual churches, begins with the phrase: "I know...". Jesus writes, "I know your works..."; "I know you are enduring patiently..."; "I know your tribulation..."; "I know where you dwell..."; "I know your love and your faith...". Jesus is paying incredibly close attention to his churches. This is simultaneously a great comfort when we feel that no one notices our service, and also a great invitation to reassess our own heart toward the Lord and his Church.
Join us tomorrow as we look at Jesus' first letter to the church in Ephesus, found in Revelation 2:1-7.
Praying for you! Pastor Jan
Membership Class Sunday, June 5th, 1-3pm (lunch provided). If you're interested in learning more about membership at Mosaic Boston, sign up to attend this meeting by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Church-wide Prayer Night Friday, June 10th, 7pm. Join us for a night of prayer for ourselves, our church, our communities, and our city.
2nd Quarterly Members' Meeting & Potluck Sunday, June 12th, 1-3pm. If you're a member of Mosaic Boston, plan on attending this important in-house family meeting, and bring a favorite dish to share!
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