The Local Churches (pt. 4)

Monday Morning Moment / Key Takewaway:
What am I hearing in these messages but NOT yet doing?
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Sermon Handout

  • Colossians 1:27 - 28
  • Rev. 2:18-29
Sermon Series:
Will Robinson

Topic: Revelation: The local churches, part 4Sermon Notes for: 2-6-2022

Series: Enjoying Revelation

Teacher: Pastor Will

Text: Rev. 2:18-29

REVIEW: Last Sunday’s sermon -The Message to the Church in Pergmum

  1. Rev. 2:12: “the sharp two-edged sword” (Gk. two-mouthed sword)

Sword of the Spirit (Eph. 6:17) = two-edged Sword (Heb. 4:12) = the sword of my mouth (2:16) = the Word of God

  1. My job as under-shepherd (pastor) is to provide: Tasks: preach, warn and teach everyone!

Goal: present everyone complete (perfect) in Jesus!

Colossians 1:27 – 28 (KJV) 27To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: 28Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:

Your job: Be a Berean: “Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.” Acts 17:11

  1. Biblical repentance = changing your mind about your sin—no longer is sin something to toy with; it is something to be forsaken as we “flee from the coming wrath” (Matthew 3:7) and changing your behavior toward that act. Example Rahab.

Revelation 2:19 – 29 (KJV) – The message to the church in Thyatira COMMENDATION

19I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.


20Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.

21And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.

22Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.

23And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.


24But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.

25But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.

26And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:


27And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

28And I will give him the morning star.

29He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

Notes on The Church in Thyatira

Jesus affirms the church’s positive actions:

  • “I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first” (Revelation 2:19).
  • Five qualities are listed: 1) love, 2) faith, 3) service, 4), patient endurance, and 5) greater works.

Next, Jesus notes their sin: “Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols” (Revelation 2:20).

  • Apparently, a false prophetess was leading believers into compromise. The church was engaging in sexual immorality and dabbling in idolatry. It is possible that “Jezebel” was her real name, but it is more likely the name was a metaphorical reference to the Jezebel of the Old Testament—another idolatrous woman who opposed God’s ways.

Rather than rebuke this false teacher and send her out of the church, the believers in Thyatira were allowing her to continue her deception.

Jesus pronounces judgment on this “Jezebel” and calls the church of Thyatira to repent of their sin: “I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways. I will strike her children dead” (Revelation 2:22-23).

Then Jesus encourages those who had remained faithful: “Now I say to the rest of you in Thyatira, to you who do not hold to her teaching and have not learned Satan’s so-called deep secrets (I will not impose any other burden on you): Only hold on to what you have until I come” (Revelation 2:24-25). The faithful believers did not fall into Satan’s trap, and they only needed to remain faithful until Christ’s return.

Monday Morning Moment: “What am I hearing in these messages but NOT yet doing?”

James 1:22 (NLT) 22But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.

Be a Berean: “Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.” Acts 17:11


Review: Thyatira sermon notes for 2-6-22


Read: Rev. 2:18-29


Meditate on: Rev.2:19


Memorize: Rev. 2:29


Write: Pros and cons of this church in your opinion


Study: Your refence Bible notes on the Thyatira church.