The Christian Faith
Radio Hour Podcast

Episode #91:
The Seven
Churches (7):
Lessons from
Sardis

14 May 2024

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The Lord’s word to the seven churches in Revelation 2-3 is a truly remarkable prophecy of the seven stages the professing church would pass through before the Lord’s return. Understanding this prophecy will ground us much more firmly in our following of the Lord.

But, we can also view this prophecy in terms of the lessons it provides regarding our own spiritual experience, and that is what we focus on in this episode. The Lord’s word to Sardis, together with the negative aspect of Protestant history, help us to see how we should view the Protestant denominations; how we should stand with the Lord for His kingdom on the earth; our need to avoid useless contentions of words (1 Tim. 6:4-5, 2 Tim. 2:14); and the crucial importance of always watching for the Lord’s return.

 

Length: 37 Minutes

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RESOURCES

Previous Episodes

Episode #90: “The Seven Churches (6): Sardis, the Reformed but Dead Church”

Episode #74: “Out of Egypt” (3)”

Books

Watchman Nee
The Orthodoxy of the Church

E.H. Broadbent
The Pilgrim Church

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BIBLE VERSES REFERENCED
IN THIS EPISODE

Revelation 2-3: The Lord’s word to the seven churches.
Revelation 3:1-6: The Lord’s word to the church in Sardis.
The Bronze Altar: Exodus 27:1-8.
The Bronze Laver: Exodus 30:18-21.
1 Timothy 6:4-6, 2 Timothy 2:14: Worthless contentions.
1 Thessalonians 1:9-10: The three pillars of the Christian life.

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Recording
Recorded in Chicago, Illinois on Monday, 13 May 2024

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