A Spiritual Audit (2 of 15) by Larry Wynn

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A SPIRITUAL AUDIT (2 of 15)
PART 1 OF SUBJECT: SEVEN CHURCHES
A BRIDAL PORTRAIT
LARRY WYNN
REVELATION 2:1-17
MAY 27, 2001 A.M.

INTRODUCTION

WHEN YOU HEAR THE WORD AUDIT WHAT COMES TO YOUR MIND?

- CAN BE THE SELF-AUDIT THAT A BUSINESS DOES AT THE
END OF THE YEAR.

- CAN BE THE AUDIT THE IRS DOES ON YOUR TAXES.

SEVERAL YEARS AGO I WAS THE PRODUCT OF THE IRS RANDOM
AUDIT. IT WAS A TRIP TO SAY THE LEAST.

AN AUDIT IS SOMETHING THAT CAN BE:
- MANDATED.
- VOLUNTARY.

IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION CHAPTERS 2 AND 3 WE HAVE A
GOD PERFORMED AUDIT.

- LAST WEEK WE BEGAN A STUDY IN REVELATION.
- WE ARE LOOKING AT A BRIDAL PORTRAIT.
- REVELATION 1:19 SUMMARIZES THE THREE PHASES OF
REVELATION.

* THINGS THAT WERE: CHAPTER 1. A PICTURE OF THE
GLORIFIED CHRIST.
* THINGS THAT ARE: THE CHURCHES BEING ADDRESSED
IN 2-3.
* THINGS THAT ARE: THE FUTURE IN 4-22.

- GOD AUDITED 7 CHURCHES OF ASIA MINOR.
- HIS FINDINGS ARE APPLICABLE TO EVERY CHURCH OF
EVERY AGE.
- THEY ARE APPLICABLE TO EVERY CHRISTIAN.

GOD'S FINDINGS IN THESE 7 CHURCHES WILL ALLOW US TO DO
A SELF-AUDIT.

TODAY, I WANT US TO LOOK AT THE FIRST THREE CHURCHES.

- I HAVE GIVEN A DESCRIPTIVE WORD TO EACH OF THESE.
- I PRAY THIS MESSAGE AND THE ONE NEXT WEEK WILL BE
VERY PRACTICAL.
- WE WILL, I HOPE, DO A PERSONAL SPIRITUAL AUDIT
AND MAKE WHATEVER CORRECTIONS ARE NECESSARY.

I. EPHESUS: 2: 1-7. {PREOCCUPATION}

A. THE CHURCH'S ACTIONS. VS. 2-3.

1. THIS CHURCH WAS ENERGETIC. VS.
- "I KNOW YOUR WORKS" SPEAKS OF THEIR SERVICE.
- "I KNOW YOUR LABORS" SPEAKS OF THEIR
SACRIFICE.

2. THE CHURCH WAS ENDURING.
- "YOU CANNOT BEAR THEM WHICH ARE EVIL."
- THEY WERE PURE IN THEIR BEHAVIOR.
- THEY HAD NOT BEEN CORRUPTED.

3. THEY WERE ESTABLISHED.
- THEY KNEW WHAT THEY BELIEVED.
- ON THE OUTSIDE THIS CHURCH HAD IT ALL
TOGET ...


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