Pastor –Office of Pastor receives special attention from JesusOffice is a “trust” from JesusChurch-Lamp Stands need attention and Jesus is walking amongst them doing such Trim the wick, add fuel etc.Translates to: give strength, help, comfort, commendation, cheer, rebuke, or warning.
Sardis was on top a plateau 1500 ft above the valley floor below-Main industry was harvesting wool, dying it, and making garments*Note all the allusions to garmets!
Phila. Was founded around 190 B.C.On a major mail route called “Imperial Post Road”Named after Attalus II devotion to his brother
Revelation 3:1-22<br />Review<br />Stars – Pastors<br />“In His Hand” => Close attention given to office of pastor/overseer<br />Lampstand – Churches<br />“Golden” => Expresses value of Church to God<br />
Revelation 3:1-22<br />7 Churches<br />5 had Warnings<br />2 had all Praise<br />1 had no Praise at all!<br />Tonight we deal with last 3<br />
Revelation 3:1-22<br />SARDIS<br />GOOD BAD<br />Deeds<br />Reputation of Alive BUT Dead<br />Strengthen what remains About to Die<br />Few not soiled Deeds incomplete<br />Warning: remember, obey; if we do not wake up, He will come like a thief.<br />
Revelation 3:1-22<br />PHILADELPHIA<br />GOOD BAD<br />Open Door NOTHING<br />Little Strength, but kept Word<br />Have not denied His Name<br />Liars fall down at their feet to<br /> acknowledge that I have <br /> loved you<br />Kept command to endure patiently<br />
Revelation 3:1-22<br />LAODICEA<br />GOOD BAD<br /> neither hot or cold<br /> believe rich; but wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked<br />Warning: Because you are lukewarm – about to spit you out of my mouth.<br />
Revelation 3:1-22<br />A closer look at Laodicea<br />Water was lukewarm and undesirable<br />-like the water piped into city<br />Poor in spite of being financially well off<br />Blind even though leading science in blindness<br />Naked even though had great resource to clothing<br />
Revelation 3:1-22<br />Does being comfortable and “rich”<br />Lead to “Lukewarmness”?<br />Matthew 19:23-26<br />Why or why not?<br />What brings us to a place where we realize our “need” for Jesus?<br />
Revelation 3:1-22<br />Who are we without Christ?<br />Who are we with Christ?<br />Romans 8:8-10<br />John 15:5-8<br />IMAGINE NO CHRIST…<br />NO<br /> HOPE SACRIFICE JOY HEALING ETERNAL LIFE<br />