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1 REVELATION: CHRIST AMONG THE CANDLESTICKS Message Eight HOW TO BE BUSY WITHOUT HYPOCRISY Revelation 3:1-6 Sardis: The Faulty

Church AD 1453-1611 I. Reputation Is Noted, 1-2 A. The Message, 1 B. The Malady, 2 1. Duty 2. Decay 3. Drift II. Reform Is Needed, 3-6 A. The Call to Remembrance, 3 B. The Call to a Remnant, 4-6 1. Wash & Be Clothed, 4 2. Walk & Be Confirmed, 5 3. Worship & Be Conformed, 6 KEY TRUTH: Either Fight for Truth or You Fall! Defn.: The number seven in the Bible is the number of ____________________. Thesis: The root problem of Christianity today is we are so self-sufficient we are not desperately __________________ on the work of the Holy Ghost. Point 1. The great danger of success is that the higher you go the more ____________________ you become. Lesson 1. We can carry the light into the night by being ____________________ and empowered for everything we do, everything we endure, and everywhere we go, by the seven Spirits of the one holy God. Point 2. A church void of the work of the Holy Spirit will be a church void of biblical ____________________. Point 3. The Holy Spirit’s job is to make sure Satan doesn’t get his ______ in places where God has placed you. Lesson 2. Discipleship makes you stay ______, because discipleship communicates life, and not just knowledge. Point 4. Whenever you try to fix-up the outside, without addressing the inside, you are a ___________________. Point 5. You cannot experience spiritual progress without spiritual ____________________. Lesson 3. You must be able to look at your spiritual life in terms of ____________________, not deletions. STEPS TO BECOMING AN AUTHENTIC BELIEVER, REV 3:2-3 1. Be ____________________ 2. Strengthen the things that ____________________ Lesson 4. You are never so totally destitute you cannot __________ right where you are. 3. Go back to what you ____________________ know 4. ____________________ and take your high heels off Point 6. You are not repenting when you give ____________________. Lesson 5. Your growth and gain is always measured by what you are really doing, not by what you’re ____________________.

2 Lesson 6. If you want to strengthen your Christian life and build this body of Christ, hook up with people who are ____________________ where you are going. THREE MOTIVATIONS FOR OUR MOMENTUM 1. I will give you ____________________ raiment 2. I will not ____________________ your name 3. I will ____________________ your name KEY TRUTH: Either Fight for Truth or You Fall!

CHRONOLOGY OF CHURCH HISTORY AD 1453-1611 REVELATION 3:1-6—Sardis: In Need of Reality PEOPLE
Forerunners to the Reformation Peter of Waldo John Wycliffe John Hus Girolamo Savonarola Jan Van Ruysbroeck, Gerhard Grote Lutheran Reformation (Germany, Scandinavia, Baltic) Martin Luther Swiss Reformation Huldreich Zwingli Conrad Grebel, Felix Manz John Calvin Nationalistic Reformations France England Scotland (John Knox) The Netherlands Counter-Reformation Religious Orders The Inquisition The Council of Trent New Spirituality 1534 1542 1545-1563 Jesuits 1516-1572 1534-1603 1528-1572 1568-1648 Huguenots Anglicans, Puritans, Congregationalists, Baptists Presbyterianism Reformed 1484-1531 1523 1509-1564 Merged into Calvinism Anabaptists, Mennonites Reformed, Puritan 1483-1546 Lutheranism 1176 1330-1384 1372-1415 1452-1498 1381 Brethren of the Common Life Waldensians Lollards Moravians

DATES

MOVEMENTS

Imitation of Christ

Result: Religious Apartheid of Europe

1618-1648

The Thirty Years War