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Revelation 2:18-3:1

Session 5

Revelation 2:18-29

The Church at Thyatira, what Jesus says to a ______________________ Church.

Jesus is talking to the church at Thyatira about ___________________ and what is the price that I am paying for success?

Jesus has three messages to the church about success

1.  The ______________________________do not guarantee the presence of success

It is not wrong to be successful, to do things for God, to make a difference in this world. It is wrong to be successful just for ________________________ sake.

Do I look just for the external signs? Or, am I looking for the eternal and internal presence of God’s will and ____________________in my life?

2.  Success can carry too great a ________________.

 The people of Thyatira had forgotten this truth, so they tolerated somebody that Jesus calls here, “Jezebel.”  Somebody who taught___________________.

To work successfully in this city you had to participate in the trade guild. To participate meant eating in the guild celebrations held in the__________________. Celebrations that were often followed expressions of loose immorality.

In our grasping for success, we are all sometimes tempted to pay a price which leaves us with ultimate ____________________.

3.  Hold fast to what you _________________________ .

How do you hold on to what you have? (verse 19)

Five principles for holding on to God’s successes in my life

1.  “Your deeds”-- hold on to the _______________that God wants me to do.

2.  “Your love”-- Success requires _______________________with others.

3.  “Your faith”--Success demands ________________________ upon God.

4.  “Your service”-- True success is not found in ________________ , but in giving yourself to others.

5.  “Your perseverance”--Success, God’s kind of success—it takes___________.



Key: tolerant, success, signs of success, popularity’s, direction, price, immorality, idol’s temples, failure, have, works, right relationships, dependence, getting, time



Revelation 3:1

Jesus’ message to the Church at Sardis is, “Don’t give up, __________ up.”

In Jesus’ introduction, He reminds them that He is the one who holds the seven-fold Spirit of God and the seven_________________.

The Seven-fold Spirit of God is the idea of God’s _____________________.

A prayer to pray when you feel like something is dead, to see it come to life again.

“Lord help me to see the________________, between what You see for my life and what is really happening in my life.”

Jesus Christ knows the difference between reputation and reality.

Gaps between my reputation and my __________________

Gaps between what I say and what I _____________

Gaps between my values and my ____________________

Gaps between where I was and where I am ____________ in my spiritual walk with Him.


Key: wake, stars, perfection, gaps, character, do, actions, now

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