AfterThoughts: July 17, 2022
July 17, 2022
Sermon Title: Sardis: The Dead Church
Scripture: Revelation 3:1–6
This week, Pastor David continued the sermon series from Revelation, with a look at the church at Sardis.
- In these verses, what is different in Jesus’ words to the church at Sardis? How did the “reputation outpace the reality” of this church?
- Pastor David said, “A church is but a reflection of its people.” Think about your own life. Is your life a picture of spiritual vitality or is it a picture of someone just going through the motions? Explain.
- Thankfully, the church at Sardis contained some followers of Jesus that stood firm in their faith. When have you found yourself standing firm in your faith even when those around you are drifting away?
- How are you encouraged by the promises that await those who persevere in their faith (verse 5)? If you have never placed your faith in Jesus, would you consider doing that today?
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May the LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace. ~ Numbers 6:24–26
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