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APATHY

December 9, 2016

Friday

 

Revelation 3:2 

Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.

 

LESSON

 

The Lord gave less praise to this church than to any of the churches except Laodicea, which received none. The only good thing He said to these Christians was that they had a good reputation, evidently among the other churches. However, they were really a “dead” church, and their good works were not as impressive as they should have been.

These believers needed to “wake up” from their spiritual slumber, to examine their condition, and to realize their needs. Their city had fallen into enemy hands more than once, due to the carelessness of sentries who had relied too much on the town’s natural fortifications. The Sardian Christians also needed to “strengthen” the areas of weakness in their church, which was

almost dead.

Like the Ephesians, the Sardians needed to “remember” the rich spiritual heritage of their church, and to return to the attitudes and activities their teachers had taught them. Failure to heed these warnings would result in Jesus Christ sending severe and sudden discipline on the believers that would surprise them.

Are we ministers of life experiencing the power of God to win souls and edify the saints? Or are we morticians just dressing the corpse and polishing the casket?

Memory Verse: Ephesians 4:18

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