Laodicea: The church that didn’t need God

Laodicea: The church that didn’t need God

Today, we continue our new sermon series on the first three chapters of the mysterious book of the Bible, Revelation. Revelation is a letter addressed not to an individual but to seven church communities. Each letter first tells the church who Jesus is and how the hearers should live in light of that identity. The messages to the seven churches remain crucial and relevant for us today, and there is something we can learn from each church.

Today, as we continue our journey through the Book of Revelation, our focus is on the letter to the church at Laodicea, a church that believed it needed nothing yet was profoundly lacking in the most essential relationship of all. This sermon will challenge us to reflect on our spiritual complacency and awaken a renewed sense of dependency on God’s grace and presence in our lives. Let us open our hearts to the lessons from Laodicea and seek a deeper, more authentic connection with our Creator.

Sermon Notes:

We must be aware of how culture shapes our worldview

  • Colossians 2:1 NLT
  • Colossians 4:12-16 NLT
  • Revelation 3:14 NLT
  • Romans 12:2 MSG

God wants us to be available for a greater mission

  • Revelation 3:15-16 NLT

Success and wealth can easily distract us from our highest calling

  • Revelation 3:17-19 NLT
  • 1 Timothy 6:10 MSG

God invites us to a better way of life

  • Revelation 3:20-22 NLT