Sunday, March 13, 2016

Revelation 3:1-6 -- The DEAD Church (Part 2)

And to the angel of the church in Sardis write,

‘These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: “I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before God. Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you. You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”’
Revelation 3:1-6

Pastor Danny Forshee.  Great Hills Baptist Church. June 15, 2014:

  1. Commands (vv. 2-3)
    A. Be Watchful
    B. Strengthen that which remains.
    C. Remember the Basics
    D. Hold fast and be faithful
    E. Repent perpetually in Sanctification
  2. Promises (vv. 4-5)
    A. Negative -- If you don't repent, Jesus will rebuke you.
    B. 3 Positive
         i. They will walk with Him in white.
        ii.  Jesus will not blot out their names from the Book of Life.
       iii,  Jesus will confess their name.
  • The city of Sardis was captured because the people had fallen asleep.
    • Hobby Lobby and Pastor Saeed as examples of awake people.
  • "We tied a knot in the rope of Faith and held on."
  • "If they won't come to your church, bring your church to them."
  • To know what is right, but not not do it and compromise: "is very dangerous."
  • "I'm telling you: REPENT, turn towards Jesus Christ and He will do ABSOLUTE miracles in your life."

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