Sunday, May 21, 2017 —Mike Teel, Pastor
SPIRIT OF LUKE-WARMNESS
Revelations 3:14-22 . . . “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. 15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. 17 You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. 18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see. 19 Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. 20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. 21 To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne. 22 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”
II Timothy 3:1-5 . . . But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.
CHRIST’S CONDEMNATION OF LAODICEA
A SOBERING DISCUSSION (Revelation 3:15)
A SELFISH DECEPTION
A SINCERE DISCERNMENT
SPIRIT OF LUKE-WARMNESS DESCRIBED
II Timothy 3:1-5
SELFISHNESS (II Timothy 3:2a)
REBELLION / PRIDE (II Timothy 3:2b-3a)
SENSUALITY (II Timothy 3:3b-5)
COUNSEL TO THE LAODICANS
COUNSEL TO THE INDIVIDUAL
LIVE IT OUT
> Where are you in your walk with Christ?
> Do you know for certain if you die today, you would go to heaven?