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Title: Lessons From Seven Churches


1
Lessons From Seven Churches
  • Qualities Necessary For A Church To Please The
    Lord
  • Revelation 2 3

2
Letter Addressed To Seven Churches
  • John is the writer. Revelation 11-2
  • Words are from the Lord. Revelation 117-19
  • Awesome credentials. Revelation 15-8

3
Seven Churches Received A Divine Report Card
  • Two churches receive commendation.
  • Smyrna (28-11) Philadelphia (37-13).
  • Two churches received condemnation.
  • Sardis (31-6) Laodicea (314-22).
  • Three churches received a mixed report of
    commendation and condemnation.
  • Ephesus (21-7), Pergamum (212-17) Thyatira
    (218-29).

4
Seven Churches Received A Divine Report Card
  • I KNOW is found in all seven.
  • Revelation 21 29 212 219 31 315

5
Lessons From Seven Churches
  • Works.
  • Ephesus. Revelation 22-3 and you have
    persevered and have patience, and have labored
    for My name's sake and have not become weary.
    NKJV
  • Thyatira. Revelation 219
  • Word taught by every Christian. (Acts 84
    Matthew 2818-19 2 Timothy 22)

6
Lessons From Seven Churches
  • Keep the church morally pure.
  • Ephesus. Revelation 22
  • Thyatira. Revelation 220
  • Sardis. Revelation 34
  • Discipline must be practiced. (2 Thessalonians
    36, 14-15)
  • To save the erring Christian. (1 Corinthians
    51-7cf. 2 Corinthians 26)
  • Little leaven leavens the whole lump. (1
    Corinthians 56)

7
Lessons From Seven Churches
  • Identify and correct false teachers.
  • Ephesus. Revelation 22
  • Pergamum. Revelation 214-15
  • Philadelphia. Revelation 38
  • False teachers will come. 2 Peter 21 cf.
    Galatians 16-9
  • Divine standard of truth. John 1717 2 Timothy
    316-17 Jude 3 cf. Romans 1617
  • Need for godly elders. Acts 2028-31
  • Danger from within. Acts 2030
  • Watch. Acts 2031

8
Lessons From Seven Churches
  • Perseverance.
  • Ephesus. Revelation 22-3
  • Pergamum. Revelation 213
  • Devil a worthy adversary. 1 Peter 58
  • Must count the cost. Luke 1425-28 Matthew
    1034-39
  • No place to quit. cf. Hebrews 1132-38

9
Lessons From Seven Churches
  • Keep the passion.
  • Ephesus. Revelation 24 Thou didst leave thy
    first love.
  • Background.
  • Faith in Christ. Ephesians 115
  • Endured with boldness the teaching of the gospel.
    Acts 198
  • Publicly and from house to house. Acts 2020
  • Heard Paul in school of Tyrannus for 2 years.
    Acts 199-10
  • Investigated and exposed false teachers. Acts
    1913-20 cf. Revelation 22
  • Word spread from them. Acts 1920
  • Fatal error. Revelation 25

10
Lessons From Seven Churches
  • Maintain love for one another.
  • Thyatira. Revelation 219
  • Importance. John 1334-35 1 Corinthians 13

11
Lessons From Seven Churches
  • Keep a strong faith.
  • Thyatira. Revelation 219
  • Necessity of faith. Hebrews 116
  • Working faith. James 226

12
Lessons From Seven Churches
  • Stay alive.
  • Sardis. Revelation 31
  • Lord views as living, dying, or dead. cf. 1
    Corinthians 1130

13
How Does The Lord View Us?
  • Quality of worship. John 424
  • Thirst for truth. Matthew 56
  • Young people and knowledge of truth.Proverbs
    226 Judges 210 Hosea 46
  • Teaching. 2 Timothy 42-4 Acts 2020, 27
  • Attitude toward each other. cf. Galatians 61

14
Lessons From Seven Churches
  • Works
  • Moral purity.
  • Identifying false teaching.
  • Perseverance.
  • Passion.
  • Love.
  • Strong faith.
  • Stay alive.
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