Letter to Cades?

Jesus wrote letters to churches
What if He wrote a letter to Cades?
What would He say to us?
Revelation 2 & 3
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Jesus addressed letters to each of the seven
churches in Asia Minor

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John is on a prison island – P...
7 Sections of the letters
(1)Greetings
(2)Descriptive title for
Jesus
(3)Insights into the life of
the church
(4)Criticism...
Messages to 7 churches
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Ephesus – Jesus holds the 7 candles / 7 stars

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Smyrna – Jesus is the first and last

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Perga...
Insights to the churches
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Ephesus – Know your deeds, perseverance,
not grown weary
Smyrna – Know your afflictions ...
Criticisms of the churches
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Ephesus – Left your first love, drifted over time
Pergamum – Hold to false teaching, at...
Warnings of the churches
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Same to all churches (except Philadelphia)
Ephesus – It is time to repent, get back where
yo...
Promises to the churches
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To each church there is a promise to those who
overcome

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Overcome the weakness of faith

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If Jesus wrote to Cades?
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What do you think He would say?

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Which of these letters would apply to us?
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THE REA...
If Jesus wrote to Cades?
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What do you think He would say?

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Which of these letters would apply to us?
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Letter to cades

  1. 1. Letter to Cades? Jesus wrote letters to churches What if He wrote a letter to Cades? What would He say to us?
  2. 2. Revelation 2 & 3  Jesus addressed letters to each of the seven churches in Asia Minor  John is on a prison island – Patmos  Jesus is giving him a message to be recorded  Revelation 1:1-2 1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants--things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John, 2 who bore witness to the word of God, and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, to all things that he saw.
  3. 3. 7 Sections of the letters (1)Greetings (2)Descriptive title for Jesus (3)Insights into the life of the church (4)Criticisms as necessary for individual churches (5)Warnings and instructions (6)Final exhortations (7)Promises and assurance
  4. 4. Messages to 7 churches  Ephesus – Jesus holds the 7 candles / 7 stars  Smyrna – Jesus is the first and last  Pergamum – Jesus has a sharp sword  Thyatira – Jesus has eyes of fire  Sardis – Jesus has the 7 spirits of God  Philadelphia – Jesus is holy and true  Laodicea – Jesus is the Amen, Faithful witness
  5. 5. Insights to the churches    Ephesus – Know your deeds, perseverance, not grown weary Smyrna – Know your afflictions and poverty, but rich in faith and spirit Pergamum – Live at Satan's throne, you remain true to Jesus
  6. 6. Criticisms of the churches    Ephesus – Left your first love, drifted over time Pergamum – Hold to false teaching, ate food offered to idols, adultery, putting material things above the spiritual Laodicea – Exaggerated opinion of your importance, you are not close to being the church you think you are
  7. 7. Warnings of the churches   Same to all churches (except Philadelphia) Ephesus – It is time to repent, get back where you once were  Sardis – time to wake up to reality  Laodicea – time to repent  Without repentance – the church will cease to be the church of Christ.
  8. 8. Promises to the churches  To each church there is a promise to those who overcome  Overcome the weakness of faith  Overcome the drifting away  Overcome the false teachers  Overcome the suffering and persecution  Overcome the immorality  Overcome the opinion that all is OK
  9. 9. If Jesus wrote to Cades?  What do you think He would say?  Which of these letters would apply to us?    THE REAL ISSUE: What would you do in response to the letter from Jesus? What changes would you make?
  10. 10. If Jesus wrote to Cades?  What do you think He would say?  Which of these letters would apply to us?    THE REAL ISSUE: What would you do in response to the letter from Jesus? What changes would you make?

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