What Jesus Hates About Church

The Religious Church (Laodicea)

What Jesus Hates about Church

Lesson 1: The Religious Church (Laodicea)

March 18 & 19, 2017

 

Revelation 1:20 This is the meaning of the mystery of the seven stars you saw in my right hand and the seven gold lampstands: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches. New Living Translation

 

JESUS WANTS OUR HEARTS NOT OUR HEADS

 

Revelation 3:14 “Write this letter to the angel of the church in Laodicea. This is the message from the one who is the Amen - the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s new creation: New International Version

 

Revelation 3:15I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish that you were one or the other! 16 But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth! New Living Translation

 

Isaiah 64:6 All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away. New International Version

 

Revelation 3:15I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish that you were one or the other! 16 But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth! New Living Translation

 

Revelation 3:16 So because you are lukewarm (spiritually useless), and neither hot nor cold, I will vomit you out of My mouth [rejecting you with disgust]. Amplified Bible

 

LAODICEA DIDN’T HAVE A FRESH WATER SOURCE

 

· To the SE was Colossae; famous for cold spring water

· To the NE was Hierapolis; famous for hot springs, believed to have medicinal impact

 

Revelation 3:17 You say, ‘I am rich. I have everything I want. I don’t need a thing!’ And you don’t realize that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked. New Living Translation 

 

Revelation 3:18 So I advise you to buy gold from me - gold that has been purified by fire. Then you will be rich. Also buy white garments from me so you will not be shamed by your nakedness, and ointment for your eyes so you will be able to see. New Living Translation

 

Revelation 7:9 After this I saw a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb. They were clothed in white robes and held palm branches in their hands. New Living Translation

 

Revelation 3:18 So I advise you to buy gold from me - gold that has been purified by fire. Then you will be rich. Also buy white garments from me so you will not be shamed by your nakedness, and ointment for your eyes so you will be able to see. New Living Translation

 

Revelation 3:19 I correct and discipline everyone I love. So be diligent and turn from your indifference. New Living Translation

 

Revelation 3:20 “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends. New Living Translation

 

Revelation 3:21 Those who are victorious will sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat with my Father on his throne. 22 “Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.” New Living Translation

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