Walking Among the Churches-Pt. V of Revelation Series
Sunday Evening Message by Worship Pastor Anthony Counts
Walking Among the Churches-Pt. V
Introduction: The letter to Sardis is tragic, especially in view of the fact that “life” is to be a characteristic of a born-again Christian, and should be evidenced in every body of believers.
- The Correspondent
Here we see that Jesus represents Himself as the One who sovereignly works in His church through the Holy Spirit and through divinely appointed messengers.
- The Church
There is a reason why this letter does not speak of persecution, false doctrine, false teachers, or corrupt living.
- The Commendation
Even in Sardis there were a few:
- Sincere among the hypocrites
- Humble among the proud
- Separated among the worldly
- Stalks of wheat among the tares
Matthew 17:2, Mark 9:3, Acts 1:10
- The Concern
There are definite warning signs that a church is dying
- The Command
Spiritual restoration is possible through five steps:
- Wake up…
- Strengthen what remains…
- Keep the Word…
- Repent of sin…
- The Counsel
The comforting truth that the true Christian’s salvation is eternally secure is the unmistakable teaching of Scripture.