Sunday, August 12, 2018—Dennis Dawson
The Church That Compromised
FOCAL PASSAGE: Revelation 2:18-29
HE COMMENDS THE SERVICE OF THE CHURCH
Revelation 2:19...‘I know your deeds, and your love and faith and service and perseverance, and that your deeds of late are greater than at first.
A. THEIR MINISTRIES...good deeds/benevolent outreach
B. THEIR MOTIVES...love and faith
C. THEIR MATURITY...works and busyness
HE CONFRONTS THE SIN IN THE CHURCH
Revelation 2:20-23... But I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray so that they commit acts of immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. 21 I gave her time to repent, and she does not want to repent of her immorality. 22 Behold, I will throw her on a bed of sickness, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of her deeds. 23 And I will kill her children with pestilence, and all the churches will know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts; and I will give to each one of you according to your deeds.
A. THE TEACHERS OF THIS CHURCH
B. THE TOLERANCE OF THIS CHURCH
C. THE TESTIMONY OF THIS CHURCH
HE COMFORTS THE SAINTS OF THE CHURCH
Revelation 2:24-28… But I say to you, the rest who are in Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not known the deep things of Satan, as they call them—I place no other burden on you. 25 Nevertheless what you have, hold fast until I come. 26 He who overcomes, and he who keeps My deeds until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations; 27 and he shall rule them with a rod of iron, as the vessels of the potter are broken to pieces, as I also have received authority from My Father; 28 and I will give him the morning star.
A. THEIR DUTY
B. THEIR DESTINY
C. THEIR DELIVERENCE
LIVE IT OUT
> What about you? Will you compromise or commit?