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Nov 22, 2020

Philadelphia

Philadelphia

Passage: Revelation 3:7-13

Speaker: Ben Tyler

Series: Revelation - The 7 Letters

Category: Sunday Worship

I. The Head of the Church II. The Description of the Church III. Five Promises of the Church

Revelation 3:7

7“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: ‘The words of the holy one, the true one, who has the key

Revelation 3:7

of David, who opens and no one will shut, who shuts and no one opens.

Revelation 3:8

8“‘I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut.

Revelation 3:8

I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.

Revelation 3:9

9Behold, I will make those of the synagogue of Satan who say that they are Jews and are not,

Revelation 3:9

but lie—behold, I will make them come and bow down before your feet, and they will learn that I have loved you.

Revelation 3:10

10Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is

Revelation 3:10

coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth.

Revelation 3:11

11I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.

Revelation 3:12

12The one who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God. Never shall he go out of it, and I will write

Revelation 3:12

on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down from

Revelation 3:12

my God out of heaven, and my own new name.

Revelation 3:13

13He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’

I. The Head of the Church
II. The Description of the Church
III. Five Promises of the Church

I. The Head of the Church

II. Description of the Church

Revelation 3:8a,c

8“‘I know your works…I KNOW THAT YOU HAVE BUT LITTLE POWER, AND YET YOU HAVE KEPT MY WORD AND HAVE NOT DENIED MY NAME.

III. Five Promises of the Church

1. An open door

Revelation 3:8B

8“‘…Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut.

2. Vindication from oppressors

Revelation 3:9

9Behold, I will make those of the synagogue of Satan who say that they are Jews and are not,

Revelation 3:9

but lie—behold, I will make them come and bow down before your feet, and they will learn that I have loved you.

3. Protection from an hour of trial

Revelation 3:10

10Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is

Revelation 3:10

coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth.

4. He is coming soon

Revelation 3:11

11I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.

5. A secure place in God’s Kingdom

Revelation 3:12

12The one who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God. Never shall he go out of it, and I will write

Revelation 3:12

on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down from

Revelation 3:12

my God out of heaven, and my own new name.