The Revelation Sermon Series – Walking Among the Churches

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Sermon Notes

The Revelation Sermon Series- XIII

Walking Among the Churches- IV

Revelation 2:18-29

 The discipline of Christ in the church has two purposes:

1- To call sinning believers back to righteous behavior.

2- To purge the church of those who stubbornly cling to their sin.

 Christ approaches the church at Thyatira as righteous judge rather than sympathetic High Prince, thus the title “Son of God” is used, instead of “Son of Man”.

 The Lydia of Acts 16:14 may have been instrumental in starting the church at Thyatira, but little is known for sure of its origin.

 Christ commended the church for their righteous deeds, which he divided into four categories: 

* Love
* Faith
* Service
* Perseverance

The problem was not external persecution, but internal compromise.

It was not vicious wolves from outside the flock, but rather it was perverse people from within the flock.

 The use of the strong word “krateo” (hold fast) indicates that it would not be easy to do, but that it would be worth the effort.

 By our response to temptation, we choose, like Thyatira, either divine blessing or divine judgment.