06) Philadelphia


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06) Philadelphia

  1. 1. Compiled and Presented by: Letters to the Churches Dave Stewart 10 August, 2008 Las Cruces, NM #06 www.churchofchristmiranda.com An Open Door Revelation 3.7-13 Synopsis: The church in Philadelphia reminds us that no matter our weakness, Jesus opens doors for us and expects us to be faithful. He also reminds us that He loves us and will take care of us. “Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.” “Let all that you do be done with love.”
  2. 2. When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. —Alexander Graham Bell
  3. 3. An Open Door Revelation 3.7-13
  4. 4. Let him hear
  5. 5. Aegean Sea Pergamum Thyatira Smyrna G A L AT Sardis Philadelphia Ephesus A S I A Laodicea Patmos PA MP HY LIA LY C I A Rhodes Great Sea te (Mediterranean)
  6. 6. Holy One
  7. 7. Holy One True One
  8. 8. Holy One True One Key of David
  9. 9. I know your works
  10. 10. Our Lord opens doors for us.
  11. 11. Our Lord opens doors for us. Salvation
  12. 12. “I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved” —John 10.9
  13. 13. Our Lord opens doors for us. Salvation Blessing
  14. 14. “and will go in and out and find pasture. ... I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” —John 10.9-10
  15. 15. Our Lord opens doors for us. Salvation Blessing Evangelism
  16. 16. “But I will stay in Ephesus until Pentecost, for a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” — 1 Corinthians 16.8-9
  17. 17. Faithfulness without excuses.
  18. 18. “and I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling” —1 Corinthians 2.3
  19. 19. “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” —2 Corinthians 12.9
  20. 20. “Please, Lord, how can I save Israel? Behold, my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.” —Judges 6.15
  21. 21. “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him, for you are but a youth, and he has been a man of war from his youth.” —1 Samuel 17.33
  22. 22. “What are these feeble Jews doing.” —Nehemiah 4.2
  23. 23. “The sluggard says, ‘There is a lion outside! I shall be killed in the streets!” —Proverbs 22.13
  24. 24. “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” —Philippians 4.13
  25. 25. I have loved you.
  26. 26. “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.” —1 John 3.1
  27. 27. “nor anything else in creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” —Romans 8.39
  28. 28. “I will keep you from the hour of trial.” —Revelation 3.10
  29. 29. “I will never leave you or forsake you.” —Hebrews 13.5
  30. 30. “I will make him a pillar in the temple of God.” —Revelation 3.12
  31. 31. “I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God ... And my own new name.” —Revelation 3.12
  32. 32. What doors has Jesus opened for us?
  33. 33. Will we be faithful despite our weakness?
  34. 34. Jesus loves me.