STUDY SHEETS for Sunday – December 11, 2016

The church at Laodicea is another on our list of very impressive churches. Just ask them.

  • (Revelation 3:17a ESV) For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing …

But we get a different impression as we read the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation.

  • (Revelation 3:17 ESV) … not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.

Our glorified Lord calls them wretched. We could also have named them the pitiful church, the rich but poor church, the blind church or the naked church.

We even could have named this church the Goldilocks Church as they liked their spiritual porridge not too hot, not too cold, but just right. They would have called it balanced; Jesus called it lukewarm. Which brings me to another name for that church. The “I Would Spit You Out of My Mouth” Church. Jesus said that because they were lukewarm that he would spit them out of his mouth.

Message: “The Wretched Church!”
Message Text: Revelation 3:14-22

 

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