The Local Churches (pt. 7)

Monday Morning Moment / Key Takewaway:
It is not the size or strength of a church that determines its standing, but the faithfulness to God’s command. (Rev. 3:8)
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  • Rev. 3:7-13
Sermon Series:
Will Robinson

Topic: Revelation: The local churches, part 7

Sermon Notes for: 2-27-2022

Series: Enjoying Revelation

Teacher: Pastor Will

Text: Rev. 3:7-13

Name this hymn:

Verse 2:

Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing, were not the right Man on our side, the Man of God's own choosing. You ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He; Lord Sabaoth His name, from age to age the same; and He must win the battle.

This is one of the best-loved hymns. Luther wrote the words and composed the melody sometime between 1527 and 1529. The words are a paraphrase of Psalm 46.

Psalms 46:1 - 11 (NLT)

  1. God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.
  2. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea.
  3. Let the oceans roar and foam.
  4. A river brings joy to the city of our God, the sacred home of the Most High.
  5. God dwells in that city; it cannot be destroyed. From the very break of day, God will protect it.
  6. The nations are in chaos, and their kingdoms crumble! God’s voice thunders, and the earth melts!
  7. The LORD of Heaven’s Armies is here among us; the God of Israel is our fortress. Interlude
  8. Come, see the glorious works of the LORD: See how he brings destruction upon the world.
  9. He causes wars to end throughout the earth. He breaks the bow and snaps the spear; he burns the shields with fire.
  10. “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.”
  11. The LORD of Heaven’s Armies is here among us; the God of Israel is our fortress. Interlude

REVIEW: 3 things we learned from last Sunday’s message – Church of Philadelphia

1. 8‘I know your deeds. Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name.

REQUEST: 2 Chronicles 20:12 - 13 (NASB)

12“O our God, will You not judge them? For we are powerless before this great multitude who are coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are on You.”

13All Judah was standing before the LORD, with their infants, their wives and their children.

RESPONSE: 2 Chronicles 20:17 (NASB)

17‘You need not fight in this battle; station yourselves, stand and see the salvation of the LORD on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem.’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out to face them, for the LORD is with you.”

2. “It is not the size or strength of a church that determines its standing, but the faithfulness to God’s command.” Rev. 3:8

3. Why we are studying Revelation:

• GOD’S WORD - 2 Timothy 3:16 (NASB) 16All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;

• INSTRUCTED TO STUDY - 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV) 15Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

• BLESSED BY APPLICATION- Revelation 1:3 (KJV) 3Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. Revelation 22:7 (KJV)

7Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.

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: Philadelphia sermon notes for 2-27-22


Read: Re-read Rev. 3


Meditate on: Rev. 3:11


Memorize: Rev. 3:11


Write: List which church looks the most like you?


Study: Your reference Bible notes on Philadelphia.