Saturday, December 19, 2015

Homiletics: Revelation 3:7-22


Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture):

1
3:7-13
The words of the holy and true to Philadelphia:  I’m coming soon; hold onto what you have so no one takes your crown.
Principle:
Every believer produces evidence of hearing what the Spirit says to the churches through obedience.
2
3:14-22
The words of the Amen to Laodicea:  I rebuke and discipline those I love so be earnest and repent.
Principle:
Every believer produces fruit that reveals his temperature for Christ.

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure):

John writes Jesus’ words to Philadelphia and Laodicea.

 

Aim:

TCMAT obey the command to endure patiently and know that Jesus rebukes and disciplines those He loves, so we should see that discipline as a blessing not a punishment.

 

Application:

1
How have you kept Christ’s word this week?
In what way have you kept Christ’s command to endure patiently?
How are you holding onto what you have so no one takes your crown?
What evidence is your life showing that you are hearing what the Spirit says to the churches?
2
What fruit are you producing to evidence your temperature (hot – lukewarm – cold) for Christ?
From whom do you seek accountability to reveal those things you don’t realize about yourself?  How has this counsel changed your life?
In what way have you responded to Christ’s rebuke and discipline?

 

1 comment:

Leslie Lim said...

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