04 Sep 2016

Introduction The Language The Speaker The City 1.You are hopeless and helpless v17 Poor…spiritually bankrupt Blind…spiritually blind Naked…nothing good to cover themselves 2.I have everything you need v18 Gold for your poverty…riches in heaven Clothes for your nakedness…white garments of purity Salve for your eyesight…spiritual sight 3.When will you…

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28 Aug 2016

1. WHAT WAS THE CHURCH LIKE? a) Weak (v8) b) Faithful (v8 & v10) c) Undergoing opposition (v9) 2. HOW DOES CHRIST ADDRESS THE CHURCH? a) The holy one (v7) b) The true one (v7) c) The one who knows (v8) 3. HOW DOES CHRIST ENCOURAGE THE CHURCH? a)…

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21 Aug 2016

  1. CHRIST (v 1a) 2. THE MAJORITY (vv1b-3) The DRESSING DOWN: Whitewashed tombs DEAD! – No growth/No vision/No opposition/Stained a) Remember b) Resolve c) Repent The PROMISE: “I will …” 3. THE MINORITY (vv4-5) ALIVE! – Growth/Vision/Opposition/ Unstained a) Keep clean b) Keep close c) Keep going The…

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14 Aug 2016

THE CITY OF THYATIRA Textiles, Dyers, Tanners, Leather workers, Guilds.  THE CHURCH IN THYATIRA Works, Love, Faith, Ministry, Patience Tolerance, Idolatry, Immorality THE DECREE TO THE CHURCH IN THYATIRA To the Unrepentant To the Faithful    

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07 Aug 2016

A WORD OF RECOGNITION (v13) I know where you dwell A WORD OF COMPLAINT (v14-15) I have a few things against you A WORD OF WARNING (v16) Repent A WORD OF PROMISE (v17) Hidden manna A white stone A new name

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31 Jul 2016

THE BACK GROUND OF THE LETTER  The poor and persecuted Smyrnean Christians   THE MESSAGE OF THE LETTER I know your suffering and poverty – Yet you are rich! I know about the slander you suffer – Do not be afraid You will suffer persecution for a time –…

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24 Jul 2016

THE CONTEXT a) Impressive Heritage b) Amazing History c) Imposing Society THE COMMENDATION a) Hard Work (v2) b) Patient Endurance (v2) c) High Standards of Holiness (v2) d) Spiritually Discerning (v2, 6) e) Faithful in the Fight (v3) THE CONCERN Abandoning Your First Love (v4) THE COMMAND Remember! –…

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29 Mar 2015

SUDDEN! a) Unexpected (Matt 24:40) “Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one left.” b) Like lightning (Matt 24:27) “For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of…

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01 Jun 2014

CHURCH DISCIPLINE   1. The Motive – LOVE   2. The Measure – GROWTH   3. The Means – GOD’S WORD and GOD’S PEOPLE “God’s ongoing redeeming work through his living word and people as they fight the fight of faith together to exalt Christ and protect the purity…

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