"ARE YOU A LUKEWARM CHRISTIAN?"
January 9, 1994
INTRODUCTION: The city was known for
its'-great wealth. In 60 A.D., a
disastrous earthquake hit the city and
.the city rebuilt itself without the
financial help of Rome.
The wealth of the city existed because of
the'"production of black wool, for the
prosperous industry of banking, and for
its medical school's specialty which was
-the treatment of ears and a salve that
was made for eyes. In spite of its great
wealth, the city had one major physical
problem and that was that it could not
provide its own water supply, therefore,
cold water was piped in from the nearby
city of Collossae and hot water was piped
in from the therapeutic waters of
Hierapolis, however, it was usually
lukewarm, at best, by the time it came to
,this,city.-. Can you name this city? The
city of Laodicea.
Due to the Apostle John's fervent faith
in Jesus Christ, he was exiled on the
Island-of Patmos. While there, the Lord,
was revealed to him. The future of t +,
church and the world was made known t)
him. In the Bile text we are going to
study today, I believe the Lord is
talking about the final stage of the
church of Jesus Christ before he takes
out the church, known as the rapture that
3. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT YOUR
Let me ask you the following
(1) Will you hear what Jesus is
saying to you today?
(2) Will you repent or turn from
where you are today?
(3) Will you permit Jesus to
fellowship with you?
CONCLUSION: When Adam and Eve sinned in
the Garden of Eden, God came walking
through the garden. Adam and Eve
attempted to hide from God. God asked
them, "Where are you?" Believe me, he
-knew where they were. They were
separated from Him and He came looking
God is seeking after you today.
(Fervent, enthusiastic Christians)
(Carnal, lukewarm comfortable, self-
(Lost, away, and separated from God)
4y.l16) Jesus says you are
L4 ukewar?9'Jus't' like the waters
here.... not cold or hot, just
lukewarm. Therefore, because
your spiritual condition
sickens me, I will spit you
ouit of my mouth. This does
not mean you lose your
salvation, but it means you
e removed from being 'a
witness-of-,- the power and
person of Jesus Christ.
ell: We all know the distaste of
App: A lukewarm spiritual condition
can be pictured by three
(1) Indifferent. (Self-satisfied &
(3) Insensitive. (to his
condition... a fool's paradise)
2. WHERE ARE YOU IN YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE?
Exp: - Text. (Relevance of Jesus
p- - - -where they were) -*
App: I came across ~40
characteristics of a lukewarm
Christian... do any ...
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