The Sin of Lukewarmness
Find the third chapter of the book of the Revelation, will you please this morning. I'm going to preach this evening's message this morning. I have been preaching through the seven churches in the book of the Revelation, a series of messages and I've just felt that perhaps I ought to preach this message this morning. Maybe you'll know why after I finish because there's some I'm afraid that would need the message this evening and the very fact that they need it is the reason they'll not be here this evening to hear it. You'll understand more about what I am saying a little later. So I'm speaking to you to day on the SIN OF LUKEWARMNESS, the sin of lukewarmness.
I'm reading today from Revelation chapter three and verse fourteen. "And unto the angel. of the church of the Laodiceans write, these things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot, I would that thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich and increased with goods, and have need of nothing, and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked, I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire that thou mayest be rich and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eye salve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten, be zealous therefore, and repent."
There is a sin, figuratively speaking, that nauseates God. There is a sin that Christians may commit that makes God want to regurgitate. This passage that says I will spew thee out of thy mouth literally means I will vomit thee out. There is a sin that Christians may commit that makes God sick on his stomach. It is the sin of lukewarmness. Before we get into that, I ...
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