- On Sunday, November 8, after worship, we plan to have a Special Called Members’ Meeting to elect new deacons for 2021. Our Deacon Nominating Committee is recommending these members: David Alford, Bill Croley, Andrew Gowans, Brian Green, George Owens, and Josh Treon.
November 1 Sermon Notes
“To the Church in Laodicea”
Review: The Letters to the Seven Churches in Revelation
|Addressed to the Angel||2:1||2:8||2:12||2:18||3:1||3:7||3:14|
|Addressed from Jesus||2:1||2:8||2:12||2:18||3:1||3:7||3:14|
|Contains a Commendation||2:2-3||2:9||2:13||2:19||3:4||3:8-10||none|
|Contains a Criticism||2:4||none||2:14-15||2:20-23||3:1-2||none||3:15-17|
|Contains a Call for Correction||2:5||none||2:16||2:21-23||3:2-3||none||3:18-19|
|Contains a Call to Hear||2:7||2:11||2:17||2:29||3:6||3:13||3:22|
|Contains a Promise of Blessing||2:7||2:11||2:17||2:26-28||3:5||3:11-12||3:21|
Two Positive Exceptions: Smyrna and Philadelphia receive no criticism or call for correction.
One Negative Exception: Laodicea receives no commendation, not even for a few of its members.
- The church in Laodicea received no positive words from Jesus. (3:14-22)
- The self-sufficiency of the church was revolting to Jesus. (3:16-17)
- Jesus wanted the church to taste like the gospel. (3:15, 3:18)
- Jesus wanted the church to forsake their pride, humbly accept his help, and let him inside. (3:19-20)
- Jesus loved the church. He wanted to be with them and he wanted his best for them. (3:19-20)
Two Applications for our Church
- The gospel of Jesus and the pride of self-sufficiency does not
- Our church must always remain focused on the gospel.
Two Questions for You
- Are you humbly accepting Jesus’ help today?
- Do you need to open the door to Jesus today?