The Church in Philadelphia is commended by Jesus for persevering in their faith, and for not denying His lordship over them. This sermon explores what the key of David is, what the door that Jesus has opened is a reference to, and three ways we can deny His lordship over us so we can be on guard against it.
Series summary: A study of Jesus Christ’s messages to each of the seven churches of Revelation, specifically the messages intended for their original audience and how those apply to every Christian and church, anywhere, at any time.
Beyond Today Presenter, United Church of God Pastor
Gary Petty is a 1978 graduate of Ambassador College with a BS in mass communications. He worked for six years in radio in Pennsylvania and Texas. He was ordained a minister in 1984 and has served congregations in Longview and Houston Texas; Rockford, Illinois; Janesville and Beloit, Wisconsin; and San Antonio, Austin and Waco, Texas. He presently pastors United Church of God congregations in Nashville, Murfreesboro and Jackson, Tennessee.