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To the Church in Laodicea    Revelation 3:14-21
• (14) "To the angel of the church in Laodicea write:  The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the  Beginning of the crea...
• (14) "To the angel of the church in Laodicea write:  The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the  Beginning of the crea...
• (15) I know your deeds, that you are neither cold  nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. (16) So  because you are l...
• (15) I know your deeds, that you are neither cold  nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. (16) So  because you are l...
• (15) I know your deeds, that you are neither cold  nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. (16) So  because you are l...
• “It refers to Christians who are indifferent or  apathetic because they are self-sufficient and self-  satisfied. Christ...
• “It refers to Christians who are indifferent or  apathetic because they are self-sufficient and self-  satisfied. Christ...
• (17) Because you say, "I am rich, and have  become wealthy, and have need of nothing," and  you do not know that you are...
• (17) Because you say, "I am rich, and have  become wealthy, and have need of nothing," and  you do not know that you are...
• “Why isn’t the church more effective in the world  today? Is the problem simply with the world? Is it  too stubborn and ...
• “Perhaps none of the 7 letters is more appropriate  to the twentieth-century church than this. It  describes vividly the...
• (18) I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by  fire so that you may become rich, and white  garments so that you may ...
• Isaiah 1:18a "Come now, and let us reason  together,” Says the LORD,
• Isaiah 1:18a "Come now, and let us reason  together,” Says the LORD,• Isaiah 55:1 "Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to  t...
• Revelation 22:17 The Spirit and the bride say,  "Come." And let the one who hears say, "Come."  And let the one who is t...
• Revelation 22:17 The Spirit and the bride say,  "Come." And let the one who hears say, "Come."  And let the one who is t...
• 2 Corinthians 5:21 He made Him who knew no sin  to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become  the righteousness of G...
• 2 Corinthians 5:21 He made Him who knew no sin  to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become  the righteousness of G...
• (19) Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline;  therefore be zealous and repent.
• (20) Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if  anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will  come in to him and wil...
• (21) He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit  down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame  and sat down with My F...
• (21) He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit  down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame  and sat down with My F...
• (21) He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit  down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame  and sat down with My F...
• 2:7    To eat from the tree of life.• 2:10   The crown of life.• 2:11   Protection from the 2nd death.• 2:17   The hidde...
• 2:17    A white stone with a new name.• 2:26-27 Authority to rule the nations.• 2:28    The morning star.• 3:5     White...
• 3:5      Christ will confess our name before the  Father and the holy angels.• 3:12    A pillar in God’s temple.• 3:12  ...
•   1. Ephesus - Losing their first love.•   2. Smyrna - Afraid of suffering.•   3. Pergamum - Doctrinal defection.•   4. ...
Revelation Part 15 - The Church in Laodicea
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Teaching Elder Duke Shelley of Black Forest Chapel continues a series on Revelation. Part 15 explores further the letter to the Church at Laodicea.

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  1. 1. To the Church in Laodicea Revelation 3:14-21
  2. 2. • (14) "To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God, says this:
  3. 3. • (14) "To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God, says this:• John 1:3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.
  4. 4. • (15) I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. (16) So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.
  5. 5. • (15) I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. (16) So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.• Matthew 7:16a"You will know them by their fruits.
  6. 6. • (15) I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. (16) So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.• Matthew 7:16a"You will know them by their fruits.• 2 Timothy 3:5a holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power;
  7. 7. • “It refers to Christians who are indifferent or apathetic because they are self-sufficient and self- satisfied. Christians who are trusting in themselves and their wealth or what they thought their wealth could buy them.” J Hampton Keithley
  8. 8. • “It refers to Christians who are indifferent or apathetic because they are self-sufficient and self- satisfied. Christians who are trusting in themselves and their wealth or what they thought their wealth could buy them.” J Hampton Keithley• “Some churches make the Lord weep, others make Him angry; the Laodicean church made Him sick.” John MacArthur
  9. 9. • (17) Because you say, "I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing," and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked,
  10. 10. • (17) Because you say, "I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing," and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked,• Revelation 2:9a I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich),
  11. 11. • “Why isn’t the church more effective in the world today? Is the problem simply with the world? Is it too stubborn and too blind to listen? Or could part of the problem be with us? Have we, because of our materialism and in spite of our religiosity, excluded the Savior? Have we literal-ly shut Him out of our lives so He can no longer flesh out His life in ours to impart His vision, His character and values into ours?” J Hampton Keithley
  12. 12. • “Perhaps none of the 7 letters is more appropriate to the twentieth-century church than this. It describes vividly the respectable, sentimental, nominal, skin-deep religiosity which is so widespread among us today. Our Christianity is flabby and anemic, we appear to have taken a lukewarm bath of religion.’ John Stott 1980.
  13. 13. • (18) I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see.
  14. 14. • Isaiah 1:18a "Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the LORD,
  15. 15. • Isaiah 1:18a "Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the LORD,• Isaiah 55:1 "Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters; And you who have no money come, buy and eat. Come, buy wine and milk Without money and without cost.
  16. 16. • Revelation 22:17 The Spirit and the bride say, "Come." And let the one who hears say, "Come." And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost.
  17. 17. • Revelation 22:17 The Spirit and the bride say, "Come." And let the one who hears say, "Come." And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost.• 1 Peter 1:7 so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
  18. 18. • 2 Corinthians 5:21 He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
  19. 19. • 2 Corinthians 5:21 He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.• 1 Corinthians 2:14-15 But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised. (15) But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no one.
  20. 20. • (19) Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline; therefore be zealous and repent.
  21. 21. • (20) Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.
  22. 22. • (21) He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.
  23. 23. • (21) He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.• 2 Timothy 2:12a If we endure, we will also reign with Him;
  24. 24. • (21) He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.• 2 Timothy 2:12a If we endure, we will also reign with Him;• (22) He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."
  25. 25. • 2:7 To eat from the tree of life.• 2:10 The crown of life.• 2:11 Protection from the 2nd death.• 2:17 The hidden manna.
  26. 26. • 2:17 A white stone with a new name.• 2:26-27 Authority to rule the nations.• 2:28 The morning star.• 3:5 White garments.
  27. 27. • 3:5 Christ will confess our name before the Father and the holy angels.• 3:12 A pillar in God’s temple.• 3:12 Have the name of God, the New Jerusalem & Christ written on us.• 3:21 Sit on Christ’s throne with Him.
  28. 28. • 1. Ephesus - Losing their first love.• 2. Smyrna - Afraid of suffering.• 3. Pergamum - Doctrinal defection.• 4. Thyatira - Moral departure.• 5. Sardis - Spiritual deadness.• 6. Philadelphia - Not holding fast.• 7. Laodicea - Lukewarmness.
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