“Hold fast.” This is the word of the risen Christ, the one who has eyes like flames of fire, who holds seven stars in his right hand and who searches the minds and hearts of all humans. In Revelation 2–3 his word comes to us like two-edged sword, both encouraging and judging. Jesus calls us to hold fast in the face of temptations of all sorts, but sternly warns those who follow false teachings. Though Jesus is speaking to seven ancient churches of Asia Minor, his words ring true today, calling us to patient endurance, not fearing tribulation, repenting of a dead faith, keeping God’s Word, receiving the crown of life, and the blessings of conquerors.
Join the CrossTalk class as we learn how to hold fast in a world of compromise. CrossTalk meets in the Small AWANA room at 9:45 am each Sunday morning.