Seven Letters to the Church: Revelation 3:14-22

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Adam completes our series “7 Letters to the Church” from the book of Revelation. What happens when we depend on our wealth and institutions more than we depend on God? In this sermon, Adam explores Jesus’ words to the Church at Laodicea—a community of believers who, though wealthy, had yet to learn what it means to be truly rich.

Sermon Discussion Questions: Revelation 3:14-22

1)      Where have you experienced poor drinking water, and what was it like? Because water had to be piped into Laodicea from neighboring cities, traveling long distances of stone pipe, it arrived neither cold and refreshing, nor of high quality. In light of this historical context, what do you think Jesus is saying to the Church in Laodicea in vs. 15 – 16?

2)      The Laodiceans enjoyed wealth from the sale of black wool, strong financial institutions, and a reputable medical institution known for its eye salve, yet Jesus calls the Church at Laodicea poor, blind, and naked. Have you ever met someone who is rich in the things of this world but poor in that which is eternal? Or poor in the things of this world, but rich in Christ? What stands out to you about these individuals?

3)      Jesus invites the Laodiceans to buy from him gold, white garments, and eye salve, so they can become truly rich, righteous, and seeing. What does it look like to “buy gold,” or these other things, from Christ? What do you most need to buy from Christ?

4)      Reading vs. 20 – 21, what surprises, encourages, or intrigues you about Jesus’ promises, and why?