Lesson 7 — Sardis

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This is the seventh lesson of a series based on the book Letters From The Lamb. This lesson covers the fifth of the letters to the seven churches of Asia in Revelation, the letter to Sardis

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Lesson 7 — Sardis

  1. 1. © 2009, www.lettersfromthelamb.com Sardis
  2. 2. <ul><li>Glorious past, mediocre present </li></ul><ul><li>River below city filled with gold (Cyrus took 24 thousand pounds) </li></ul><ul><li>City was a naturally impenetrable fortress </li></ul>
  3. 8. <ul><li>Conquered by Cyrus of Persia </li></ul><ul><li>Cyrus forced all men to follow non-military pursuits </li></ul><ul><li>The Athenians and Antiochus also conquered the fortress of Sardis </li></ul>
  4. 9. <ul><li>The city was conquered three times, </li></ul><ul><li>each time due to a lack of vigilance! </li></ul>
  5. 10. Revelation 3:1-6
  6. 11. <ul><li>The one who holds the seven spirits of God </li></ul><ul><li>He who has the seven stars </li></ul><ul><li>“ I know…” </li></ul>From the Risen Christ
  7. 12. A Misunderstood Church <ul><li>Everyone thought the church in Sardis was doing well </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus says that they are dead! </li></ul>
  8. 13. Five-step prescription <ul><li>Wake up! </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen what remains </li></ul><ul><li>Remember what you received </li></ul><ul><li>Obey it </li></ul><ul><li>Repent </li></ul>
  9. 14. Clean Laundry <ul><li>Some in Sardis have kept themselves unstained from the world </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This implies that many have not </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The unstained ones will walk with Jesus </li></ul>
  10. 15. He Who Conquers <ul><li>He who conquers will receive white clothes </li></ul>
  11. 16. He Who Conquers <ul><li>He who conquers will receive white clothesHis name will not be erased from the Book of Life </li></ul>
  12. 17. He Who Conquers <ul><li>He who conquers will receive white clothes </li></ul><ul><li>His name will not be erased from the Book of Life </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus will acknowledge his name before the Father and His angels </li></ul>
  13. 18. Wake up!

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