A Church on the Fence - Laodicea

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A Church on the Fence - Laodicea

  1. 1. A Church on the Fence<br />Thoughts on the Seven Churches <br />
  2. 2. A Church Facing Persecution<br />Laodicea<br />Famous for Zeus worship<br />Damaged by an earthquake in 60 A.D.<br />Paul had contact with Laodicea (Colossians 2.1; 4.13)<br />
  3. 3. The Spoken Word<br />Christ knew:<br />Their works<br />
  4. 4. The Commendation<br />
  5. 5. The Rebuke<br />"I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.” <br />(Revelation 3.15-16; ESV)<br />
  6. 6. The Solution<br />“I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see.” <br />(Revelation 3.18; ESV)<br />
  7. 7. The Consequence<br />“So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.” <br />(Revelation 3.16; ESV)<br />
  8. 8. The Promise<br />“The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne.” <br />(Revelation 3.21; ESV)<br />
  9. 9. Are You on the Fence?<br />“So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.” <br />(Revelation 3.16; ESV)<br />
  10. 10. Individual Fence Riding?<br />Are you on the Fence?<br />Do you know you should put God first?<br />Do you know you should become a Christian?<br />Do you think you are comfortable?<br />
  11. 11. Congregational Fence Riding?<br />Are we on the fence?<br />Are we comfortable with our numbers?<br />Are we comfortable with our actions?<br />Are we comfortable in out Christianity?<br />
  12. 12. A Church on the Fence<br />Thoughts on the Seven Churches <br />

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