What Will Happen When Jesus Comes To Church by Ken Trivette

Ken Trivette
Mark 1:21-28

1. The story is told of how on one occasion Jesus
found a man sitting on the steps of a church. He was
sitting there with his head between his knees with a
dejected look on his face. Jesus asked him, "What's
wrong? Why are you so sad?" The man replied, "I tried
to get in this church but they wouldn't let me in."
Jesus said to him, "Don't feel bad, I've been trying
to get in there for 20 years."

2. If the truth were known, there are many Churches
the Lord is trying to get in. In my opinion, one of
the most alarming verses in the Bible is Revelation
3:20. Jesus said, "Behold, I stand at the door, and
knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I
will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he
with me." This verse is often used as illustration of
Christ seeking to save those that are lost, but in
reality it is part of the Lord's message to the Church
of Laodicea. In the verse, it is not so much that we
see Christ seeking entrance into the heart of a sinner
seeking entrance, but Christ seeking entrance into the

3. Here was a church that Jesus called "lukewarm" in
verse 16. They were a people without enthusiasm or
emotion. As one writer said, "These people were
orthodox but they trafficked in unfelt truth and
refused to get excited over their religion." (E.H.
Richards "The Revelation Letters - Expository Sermons
On The Seven Churches")

4. Our Lord's condemnation of the conditions of the
church of Laodicea reveal that the Lord looks for
enthusiasm in the church and people with white-hot
hearts. His words, "Be zealous therefore" in verse 19
literally mean, "be boiling." The Lord wants His
Church to be on fire.

5. Clovis Chappell in one of his books tells the story
of an atheist in a small Tennessee town. Everyone
called him Uncle George. During church services he
would sit in front of the tow ...

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