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July 16, 2023 Sermon Notes and Questions

Times Up! Revelation

“Does our Church Make Jesus Barf?”

Revelation 3:14-22

Letter to Laodicea


Justin Scarberry

Message Notes

Churches in Revelation


  1. Ephesus-The Loveless Church
  2. Smyrna-The Persecuted Church
  3. Pergamos-The Compromising Church
  4. Thyatira-The Corrupt Church
  5. Sardis-The Dead Church
  6. Philadelphia-The Church Jesus Loves
  7. Laodicea-The Lukewarm Church

Revelation 3:14-22 NASB

14 “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write:

The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Origin of the creation of God, says this:

15 ‘I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. 16 So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will vomit you out of My mouth. 17 Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have no need of anything,” and you do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked, 18 I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to apply to your eyes so that you may see. 19 Those whom I love, I rebuke and discipline; therefore be zealous and repent. 20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me. 21 The one who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat with My Father on His throne. 22 The one who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’”

When you don’t have God, what do you really have?

Job 1:21NIV

“Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart.

The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.”

The church in Laodicea built their church on wealth and not on Jesus.

Jesus wants us to build the church on Him:

Matthew 16:18

18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.

Jesus is the Rock we are to build the Church on:

1 Corinthians 10:4 NIV

4 They all ate the same spiritual food and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ.

Jesus clothes us in white, His righteousness, when we give our life to Him.

When we find ourselves outside of God’s Will:

  1. Be Zealous
  2. Repent

This world offers us the Big Mock, Jesus offers us eternity.  We choose which one we want.

  • …Sorry for the small print, Word Press changed their editing format again…..
  • Read Revelation 3:14-22, What is a lukewarm church?  What are some things a lukewarm church may/may not do?
  • What are some things we can build a church on that are not Jesus?
  • True or False:    Our God is a jealous God?  Explain your answer with scriptural support.
  • What is Jesus selling according to verse 18? Can we buy it, if so how?
  • Read Luke 12:16-21, discuss what do you think is meant by this parable? 
  • Is there anything that is good that does not come from God?
  • Read Matthew 16:18, according to this scripture what will Jesus build His Church on?
  • What do white garments usually represent in scripture?
  • How is our sin washed away?
  • Does God discipline HIs children?  Why or why not? Is everyone who was ever born a child of God?
  • Please pray that our church would stay on fire for Jesus and not get stagnant.  Pray that we would continue to go back to God continually for the spiritual gifts He offers.  Pray for our pastor and his family.