January 27, 2020

“‘I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead. 2 Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God. 3 Remember, then, what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you. 4 Yet you have still a few...

January 27, 2020

Over the last two weeks we have looked at Jesus’ words to the church in Ephesus and the church in Smyrna.

  • Both competed with each other for status, recognition and honor.

  • Ephesus and Smyrna were rich and successful because of trade routes.

Today we are going to consider Jesus’ words to the church in Pergamum.

  • Pergamum is not able to compete with Ephesus or Smyrna in regards to trade.

  • Howev...

January 27, 2020

Our Text this morning is found in Revelation 3:14-22,

14 “And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation.

15 “‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! 16 So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. 17 For you say,...

January 27, 2020

18 “And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write: ‘The words of the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and whose feet are like burnished bronze.

19 “‘I know your works, your love and faith and service and patient endurance, and that your latter works exceed the first. 20 But I have this against you, that you tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess and is teaching and...

January 27, 2020

Recently, we looked at the seven churches in Revelation 2-3.

  • Each church faced challenges within the churches and in the cities in which they lived.

  • Each church faced a battles in the world in which Satan roams.

When Jesus addressed these churches He typically disclosed four things to them.

  • Jesus revealed Himself to them

  • Jesus commended most of the churches for something good He had seen i...

January 27, 2020

Last week we finished looking at the seven churches addressed in Revelation 2 and 3. All of these Christians were to hear His word, repent and remain faithful till the very end.

  • W saw the importance of being disciples even in a chaotic environment.

  • We see this chaos in us, in our community and even in the church.

  • Ephesus was called to remember the love that they had at the beginning.

  • Smyr...

January 27, 2020

We recently finished looking at the seven churches in Revelation 2 and 3. Typically Jesus would speak to them in the following way:

  1. He would reveal something about Himself

  2. He would commend them for something good

  3. He would confront some sin to repent of

  4. He would give a promise to those who would overcome

Three Observations:

#1 Observation: Many of us may be prone to pay more attention to o...

January 27, 2020

Over the last few weeks we have looked to Jesus to help in our progress in our discipleship.

  • In our first week we saw how Jesus responded in the midst of such great chaos. And we saw that in the midst of that chaos He preached to the people. This showed to us the importance of the word.

  • Then we saw that Jesus was greater than all of the spiritual darkness that operate in this world. Jesus is much mo...

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