Sunday, February 21, 2016

Revelation 2:18-21 -- The CORRUPT Church (Part 1)

And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write,

‘These things says the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet like fine brass: “I know your works, love, service, faith, and your patience; and as for your works, the last are more than the first. Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent."
Revelation 2:18-21

Pastor Danny Forshee.  Great Hills Baptist Church.  May, 18 2014:

  1. Identification (v. 18):
    The City
         - Trade Unions/Purple Dye
         - Acts 16:14
    B. Jesus
         - The Son of God.
              - The ONLY time in the Book of Revelation Jesus refers to Himself this way.
         - Eyes like a flame of fire (Purging)
         - His feet like fine brass.
              - Many times in the Bible, brass is associated with Judgement.
  2. Commendation (v. 19):
         - Agape
         - Faith
         - Service
         - Endurance
  3. Exhortation (vv. 20-21):
         - John 3:19-20
  • Throughout chs. 2&3 of Revelation, there is a progressive worsening of the spiritual condition of the seven Churches.
  • Longest letter is to the smallest city.
    • God doesn't worry about size the way we do.
  • God wants us in fellowship in a local Church.
  • If we name the name of Christ, God holds us to a higher standard.
  • "Christ is extremely honest, straight-forward, bold, offensive, and intolerant."

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