Series: Christ's Evaluation of His Church (1 of 4) by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 1 and 2 of a 8 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.

PREVIEWS:

Part 1: Christ at the Center
Series: Christ's Evaluation Of His Church
Stuart Briscoe
Revelation 1:1-20

John, the aged overseer of the church at Ephesus had been exiled on the island of Patmos because of his faith and ministry. While there he received a vision, an apocalypse, of Christ thst he was required to share with the churches around Ephesus. Christ's words need to be heard today.

I. Introduction to Revelation. vv. 1 3

A. A revelation by God.
1. Alpha and Omega. v. 8

2. Almighty.

B. A revelation for Jesus Christ.
1. He did it.

2. It is about Him.

C. A revelation for his servants.
1. They need to know what is happening. v. 1

2. They need to recognize the time. v. 3

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Part 2: Warm-Heartedness in the Church
Series: Christ's Evaluation Of His Church
Stuart Briscoe
Revelation 2:1-7

The church in Ephesus had many advantages. Planted in "the metropolis of Asia," and led and taught by outstanding leaders, it had flourished. But Christ pointed out their lack of love.

I. Christ States His Credentials. v. 1

A. Holding the stars.

B. Moving among the lampstands.

C. Knowing the truth.

II. Christ Pays His Compliments. vv. 2 3

A. Energetic involvement.
1. Faith that worked.

2. Working 'til exhausted.

B. Unswerving commitment.
1. Persecution under Domitian.


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