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Purpose of the book of          Revelation     It was written to give Christians,struggling in this world against those wh...
The structure of the       book of RevelationRevelation 1:19Write therefore the things that youhave seen, those that are a...
Chp. 1     Chp. 2-3             Chps. 4-22  “Things   which    “Things                        “Things which will take plac...
Revelation 1:11Write what you see in a bookand send it to the seven churches,to Ephesus and to Smyrna and toPergamum and t...
A circular letter   which was   circulatedamong churchesvia postal route
3 Guiding Principles1. These first century letters aremeant for us just as much as theywere meant for their originalrecipi...
3 Guiding PrinciplesRevelation 2:7He who has an ear, let him hear whatthe Spirit says to the churches.
3 Guiding Principles1. These first century letters aremeant for us just as much as theywere meant for their originalrecipi...
3 Guiding Principles2. Don’t miss the forest for the trees!Let’s not get lost in the details andtherefore miss the message...
3 Guiding Principles3. The Church may not be perfect, butit is precious!
3 Guiding PrinciplesRevelation 2:1To the angel of the church in Ephesuswrite: These are the words of himwho holds the seve...
The Structure of the Letters1. A command to write (all)Ephesians 2:1To the angel of the church in Ephesus    write:
The Structure of the Letters1. A command to write (all)2. A self-description of Christ (all)Ephesians 2:8And to the angel ...
The Structure of the Letters1. A command to write (all)2. A self-description of Christ (all)3. A word of praise (5 of 7)Re...
The Structure of the Letters1.   A command to write (all)2.   A self-description of Christ (all)3.   A word of praise (5 o...
The Structure of the LettersRevelation 3:1 (Sardis)I know your works. You have thereputation of being alive, but you arede...
The Structure of the Letters1.   A command to write (all)2.   A self-description of Christ (all)3.   A word of praise (5 o...
The Structure of the LettersRevelation 3:16 (Laodicea)So, because you are lukewarm, andneither hot nor cold, I will spit y...
The Structure of the LettersRevelation 3:19 (Laodicea)Those whom I love, I reprove anddiscipline, so be zealous and repent.
The Structure of the Letters1.   A command to write (all)2.   A self-description of Christ (all)3.   A word of praise (5 o...
The Structure of the Letters1.   A command to write (all)2.   A self-description of Christ (all)3.   A word of praise (5 o...
The Structure of the LettersRevelation 2:7b (Ephesus)To the one who conquers I will grant toeat of the tree of life, which...
3 Vital Lessons1. We must beware of spiritualCOMPLACENCY!
Beware of complacency!Revelation 2:4 (Ephesus)But I have this against you, that youhave abandoned the love youhad at first.
Beware of complacency!Revelation 2:5b (Ephesus)I will come to you and removeyour lampstand from its place,unless you repent.
Beware of complacency!Matthew 22:37You shall love the Lord your God withall your heart and with all your souland with all ...
Beware of complacency!Revelation 3:15-16 (Laodicea)I know your works: you are neithercold nor hot. Would that you wereeith...
Beware of complacency!Revelation 3:19 (Laodicea)Those whom I love, I reprove anddiscipline, so be zealous and repent.
Beware of complacency!Revelation 3:20 (Laodicea)Behold, I stand at the doorand knock. If anyone hears my voiceand opens th...
3 Vital Lessons1. We must beware of spiritual   COMPLACENCY!2. We must embrace a “Jesus-   Driven” philosophy of ministry ...
Friends who is THE central person in   these letters?     JESUS!
“In the final analysis, Jesus         cares comparatively little about          numerical size, culturalrelevance, social ...
“Is your church Jesus-driven?        Are the ministries and        programs of your corporate        existence energized a...
3 Vital Lessons1. We must beware of spiritual   COMPLACENCY!2. We must embrace a “Jesus-   Driven” philosophy of ministry ...
Put “repent” back in vocab!Revelation 2:5 (Ephesus)Remember therefore from where youhave fallen; repent, and do the worksy...
Put “repent” back in vocab!Revelation 2:16 (Pergamum)Therefore repent.
Put “repent” back in vocab!Revelation 2:22 (Thyatira)Behold, I will throw her onto asickbed, and those who commitadultery ...
Put “repent” back in vocab!Revelation 3:3 (Sardis)Remember, then, what you receivedand heard. Keep it, and repent.
Put “repent” back in vocab!Revelation 3:19 (Laodicea)Those whom I love, I reprove anddiscipline, so be zealous and repent.
To ‘repent’ means to . . .RECOGNIZE sin for what it is, anoffense against God and thereforetotally and absolutely disgusti...
RepentancePsalm 51:4Against you, you only, have I sinnedand done what is evil in your sight.
Lancaster County
To ‘repent’ means to . . .RECOGNIZE sin for what it is, anoffense against God and thereforetotally and absolutely disgusti...
To ‘repent’ means to . . .RecognizeTake RESPONSIBILITY – we must ownup to our sin!
To ‘repent’ means to . . .RecognizeTake ResponsibilityRID ourselves of the sin – we mustwillfully and decisively turn from...
Repentance2 Corinthians 7:1Since we have these promises,beloved, let us cleanse ourselvesfrom every defilement of body and...
RepentanceJames 1:21Therefore put away all filthinessand rampant wickedness.1 Peter 2:1So put away all malice and alldecei...
To ‘repent’ means to . . .RecognizeTake responsiblityRID ourselves of our sin – we mustwillfully and decisively turn from ...
To ‘repent’ means to . . .RecognizeTake responsibilityRid ourselves of the sinREQUEST from God – cleansing andstrength to ...
RepentancePsalm 51:7Purge me with hyssop, and I shall beclean; wash me, and I shall be whiterthan snow.Psalm 51:12Restore ...
To ‘repent’ means to . . .RecognizeTake responsibilityRid ourselves of the sinRequest from God
1. Has your love for Jesus Christ   grown cold?2. What “drives” your life? Is it   Jesus? Or something else?3. When was th...
A fourth “bonus” lesson …         We must Know the         Truth …. and Stand            for the Truth!
Revelation 3   feb 26, 2012 sermon slides
Revelation 3   feb 26, 2012 sermon slides
Revelation 3   feb 26, 2012 sermon slides
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  1. 1. Purpose of the book of Revelation It was written to give Christians,struggling in this world against those who oppose the Faith, hope that the Christ who died for us will also one day return for us as a conquering King to establish his eternal reign! Because Jesus overcomes, so can we!
  2. 2. The structure of the book of RevelationRevelation 1:19Write therefore the things that youhave seen, those that are and thosethat are to take place after this.
  3. 3. Chp. 1 Chp. 2-3 Chps. 4-22 “Things which “Things “Things which will take place” you have which seen” are” Vision of Christ Vision of ConsummationTheophany Talks Tribulations Triumph Together!
  4. 4. Revelation 1:11Write what you see in a bookand send it to the seven churches,to Ephesus and to Smyrna and toPergamum and to Thyatira and toSardis and to Philadelphia and toLaodicea.
  5. 5. A circular letter which was circulatedamong churchesvia postal route
  6. 6. 3 Guiding Principles1. These first century letters aremeant for us just as much as theywere meant for their originalrecipients.
  7. 7. 3 Guiding PrinciplesRevelation 2:7He who has an ear, let him hear whatthe Spirit says to the churches.
  8. 8. 3 Guiding Principles1. These first century letters aremeant for us just as much as theywere meant for their originalrecipients.
  9. 9. 3 Guiding Principles2. Don’t miss the forest for the trees!Let’s not get lost in the details andtherefore miss the message Jesus hasfor us!
  10. 10. 3 Guiding Principles3. The Church may not be perfect, butit is precious!
  11. 11. 3 Guiding PrinciplesRevelation 2:1To the angel of the church in Ephesuswrite: These are the words of himwho holds the seven stars in his righthand and walks among theseven golden lampstands.
  12. 12. The Structure of the Letters1. A command to write (all)Ephesians 2:1To the angel of the church in Ephesus write:
  13. 13. The Structure of the Letters1. A command to write (all)2. A self-description of Christ (all)Ephesians 2:8And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: ‘The words of the first and the last, who died and came to life.
  14. 14. The Structure of the Letters1. A command to write (all)2. A self-description of Christ (all)3. A word of praise (5 of 7)Revelation 2:13 (Pergamum)I know where you dwell, where Satansthrone is. Yet you hold fast my name,and you did not deny my faith.
  15. 15. The Structure of the Letters1. A command to write (all)2. A self-description of Christ (all)3. A word of praise (5 of 7)4. A sharp rebuke (5 of 7)
  16. 16. The Structure of the LettersRevelation 3:1 (Sardis)I know your works. You have thereputation of being alive, but you aredead.
  17. 17. The Structure of the Letters1. A command to write (all)2. A self-description of Christ (all)3. A word of praise (5 of 7)4. A sharp rebuke (5 of 7)5. A charge to repent (5 of 7)
  18. 18. The Structure of the LettersRevelation 3:16 (Laodicea)So, because you are lukewarm, andneither hot nor cold, I will spit you out ofmy mouth. (rebuke)
  19. 19. The Structure of the LettersRevelation 3:19 (Laodicea)Those whom I love, I reprove anddiscipline, so be zealous and repent.
  20. 20. The Structure of the Letters1. A command to write (all)2. A self-description of Christ (all)3. A word of praise (5 of 7)4. A sharp rebuke (5 of 7)5. A charge to repent (5 of 7)6. A call to hear (all)
  21. 21. The Structure of the Letters1. A command to write (all)2. A self-description of Christ (all)3. A word of praise (5 of 7)4. A sharp rebuke (5 of 7)5. A charge to repent (5 of 7)6. A call to hear (all)7. A promise offered (all)
  22. 22. The Structure of the LettersRevelation 2:7b (Ephesus)To the one who conquers I will grant toeat of the tree of life, which is in theparadise of God.
  23. 23. 3 Vital Lessons1. We must beware of spiritualCOMPLACENCY!
  24. 24. Beware of complacency!Revelation 2:4 (Ephesus)But I have this against you, that youhave abandoned the love youhad at first.
  25. 25. Beware of complacency!Revelation 2:5b (Ephesus)I will come to you and removeyour lampstand from its place,unless you repent.
  26. 26. Beware of complacency!Matthew 22:37You shall love the Lord your God withall your heart and with all your souland with all your mind. This is thegreat and first commandment.
  27. 27. Beware of complacency!Revelation 3:15-16 (Laodicea)I know your works: you are neithercold nor hot. Would that you wereeither cold or hot! So, because youare lukewarm, and neither hot norcold, I will spit you out of my mouth.
  28. 28. Beware of complacency!Revelation 3:19 (Laodicea)Those whom I love, I reprove anddiscipline, so be zealous and repent.
  29. 29. Beware of complacency!Revelation 3:20 (Laodicea)Behold, I stand at the doorand knock. If anyone hears my voiceand opens the door, I will come in tohim and eat with him, and he withme.
  30. 30. 3 Vital Lessons1. We must beware of spiritual COMPLACENCY!2. We must embrace a “Jesus- Driven” philosophy of ministry and life.
  31. 31. Friends who is THE central person in these letters? JESUS!
  32. 32. “In the final analysis, Jesus cares comparatively little about numerical size, culturalrelevance, social influence, or financialprosperity. What matters most to himand must therefore matter most to us iswhether a church holds forth HIS name,proclaims the gospel of which HE is thecenter, and heeds HIS words asguidance to govern its life and its loves.”
  33. 33. “Is your church Jesus-driven? Are the ministries and programs of your corporate existence energized and given shape by what pleases HIM? Is HE prized above all earthly treasures?”(Sam Storms, To the One Who Conquers)
  34. 34. 3 Vital Lessons1. We must beware of spiritual COMPLACENCY!2. We must embrace a “Jesus- Driven” philosophy of ministry and life.3. We must put the word “repent” back into our vocabulary!
  35. 35. Put “repent” back in vocab!Revelation 2:5 (Ephesus)Remember therefore from where youhave fallen; repent, and do the worksyou did at first.
  36. 36. Put “repent” back in vocab!Revelation 2:16 (Pergamum)Therefore repent.
  37. 37. Put “repent” back in vocab!Revelation 2:22 (Thyatira)Behold, I will throw her onto asickbed, and those who commitadultery with her I will throw intogreat tribulation, unless they repentof her works.
  38. 38. Put “repent” back in vocab!Revelation 3:3 (Sardis)Remember, then, what you receivedand heard. Keep it, and repent.
  39. 39. Put “repent” back in vocab!Revelation 3:19 (Laodicea)Those whom I love, I reprove anddiscipline, so be zealous and repent.
  40. 40. To ‘repent’ means to . . .RECOGNIZE sin for what it is, anoffense against God and thereforetotally and absolutely disgusting tohim!
  41. 41. RepentancePsalm 51:4Against you, you only, have I sinnedand done what is evil in your sight.
  42. 42. Lancaster County
  43. 43. To ‘repent’ means to . . .RECOGNIZE sin for what it is, anoffense against God and thereforetotally and absolutely disgusting tohim!
  44. 44. To ‘repent’ means to . . .RecognizeTake RESPONSIBILITY – we must ownup to our sin!
  45. 45. To ‘repent’ means to . . .RecognizeTake ResponsibilityRID ourselves of the sin – we mustwillfully and decisively turn from thesin!
  46. 46. Repentance2 Corinthians 7:1Since we have these promises,beloved, let us cleanse ourselvesfrom every defilement of body andspirit.
  47. 47. RepentanceJames 1:21Therefore put away all filthinessand rampant wickedness.1 Peter 2:1So put away all malice and alldeceit and hypocrisy and envy and allslander.
  48. 48. To ‘repent’ means to . . .RecognizeTake responsiblityRID ourselves of our sin – we mustwillfully and decisively turn from thesin!
  49. 49. To ‘repent’ means to . . .RecognizeTake responsibilityRid ourselves of the sinREQUEST from God – cleansing andstrength to say “No!” in the future
  50. 50. RepentancePsalm 51:7Purge me with hyssop, and I shall beclean; wash me, and I shall be whiterthan snow.Psalm 51:12Restore to me the joy of yoursalvation, and uphold me with awilling spirit.
  51. 51. To ‘repent’ means to . . .RecognizeTake responsibilityRid ourselves of the sinRequest from God
  52. 52. 1. Has your love for Jesus Christ grown cold?2. What “drives” your life? Is it Jesus? Or something else?3. When was the last time you practiced biblical repentance?
  53. 53. A fourth “bonus” lesson … We must Know the Truth …. and Stand for the Truth!
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