Friday, September 26, 2008
We all recognize the symbol; the Nike check is prominently displayed on your ice skates or subtly graces the pocket of your golf shirt. Nike comes from the Greek word nikao, "to conquer"-- a fitting name for anyone in the sporting industry. But before manufacturing made the name popular, the apostle John grabbed the winning formula and used it 7 times in his 7 messages to the churches in Asia during the first century AD. "To him who overcomes...", that is, to the one who is a Nike Christian, the glory of victory is assured. Over the next few weeks we will be looking at each of these 7 messages, with credit to Calvin Seminary Professor Jeffrey Weima for providing the background material for the series. Join us this Sunday, Sept 28, as we look at the first church of the list and heed a warning for those of us who would preserve truth at all cost.