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  • My heart is to see you in heaven....
    But also see Christ manifested in you NOW

    They Go Hand in Hand and mark a truly transformed life

  • “From the first” -- (very similar to what Roman emperor was called)
    Lime filled water, from a hot spring that was lukewarm by the time it got to Laodicea
    Lukewarm = useless for bathing, and

  • The area turned down Roman help in rebuilding after an earthquake, because they could do it themselves
    Refined Gold is wealth that lasts... white robes vs. famous black wool from the area... Phrygian salve for eye medication
    Jesus is mocking their way of life at every turn.... “my kingdom is opposite of how you are living”
  • Jesus stands at the door of repentant “church attenders/members” hearts
    Conquers what? --- Selfish desire and wrong focused lives




  • Central message of Colossians is found in 1:26-27
    26 the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints. 27 To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
  • Central message of Colossians is found in 1:26-27
    26 the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints. 27 To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

  • Salt from the Dead Sea was used for flavor
    Salt was added to manure to make fertilizer not stink so bad
    “you aren’t even worth tossing in manure”

  • Lukewarm

    1. 1. Lukewarm & unsalty Revelation 3:14-22 & Luke 14:34-35 Sunday, February 22, 2009
    2. 2. Sunday, February 22, 2009
    3. 3. Sunday, February 22, 2009
    4. 4. Revelation 3 14 And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write:The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation. 15 I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! 16 So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. Sunday, February 22, 2009
    5. 5. Jesus says: “Were you hot [i.e., for bathing] or cold [i.e., for drinking], you would be useful; but as it is, I feel toward you the way you feel toward your water supply—you make me sick.” Sunday, February 22, 2009
    6. 6. 17 For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. 18 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. Sunday, February 22, 2009
    7. 7. 19 Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent. 20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. 21 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. 22 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. Sunday, February 22, 2009
    8. 8. Sunday, February 22, 2009
    9. 9. Sunday, February 22, 2009
    10. 10. Colossae Banking Center of Roman Empire Warning them of false teaching Sunday, February 22, 2009
    11. 11. Colossians 4 14 Luke the beloved physician greets you, as does Demas. 15 Give my greetings to the brothers at Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church in her house. 16 And when this letter has been read among you, have it also read in the church of the Laodiceans; and see that you also read the letter from Laodicea. Sunday, February 22, 2009
    12. 12. Lessons from Colossians Sunday, February 22, 2009
    13. 13. Lessons from Colossians Don’t let the culture drag you under Sunday, February 22, 2009
    14. 14. Lessons from Colossians Don’t let the culture drag you under Focus on Christ and all that He is Sunday, February 22, 2009
    15. 15. Are You Lukewarm Sunday, February 22, 2009
    16. 16. Are You Lukewarm Sunday, February 22, 2009
    17. 17. Luke 14 34 Salt is good, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? 35 It is of no use either for the soil or for the manure pile. It is thrown away. He who has ears to hear, let him hear. Sunday, February 22, 2009
    18. 18. Lukewarm & unsalty Sunday, February 22, 2009

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