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Different Church - Laodicea

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Different Church

One of the richest centres
Banking, Manufactured fine clothing, Medical school
Church founded - Epaphras
Severest condemnation
The Amen
Not use titles from chapt 1
Amen - God of truth
Faithfulness authority - Creator / Ruler
Contrast their unfaithfulness
Hot or cold water - one heals/refreshes
Luke warm - useless and cause sickness
Outright rejection favorable to faking it
Matt 7
Matthew 7:21–23 ESV
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’
Look and act different - disciples
Eph 5 - imitate
Ephesians 5:1–2 ESV
Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Different Perspective
Seeing as God sees
We are fine/rich - need nothing - Need everything
poor - banks, blind medical, naked - clothing
Remedy - Jesus
Real wealth, righteousness - self (black), real sight
Tough Love
God disciplines those He loves
Open Door
He knocks we open
Come in - eat - denotes familiarity relationship
deipnow - main meal
We overcome the way Christ did
Trouble and trials - but we win
Rev 21
Revelation 21:4–5 ESV
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

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