“Meet a ‘Share Jesus’ Church”
“Meet a ‘Share Jesus’ Church”
March 24, 2013
Pastor Roger BallWhy did Jesus enter Jerusalem on Palm Sunday 2000 years ago? Answer: One reason with two functions – or one reason with two applications. During Easter week at the Last Supper on Thursday night, Jesus boldly stated His reason for His crucifixion. And then later in Revelation 3:7-13 Jesus re-states the same reason which will never change for every church and every Christian. Revelation 3:7 – “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: He who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says this:
(8) ‘I know your deeds. Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name. (9) Behold, I will cause those of the synagogue of Satan, who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie—I will make them come and bow down at your feet, and make them know that I have loved you. (10) Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. (11) I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, so that no one will take your crown. (12) He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name. (13) He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’Lessons from Revelation 3:7-13
#1 – A Christian should ___ and rarely ______.Revelation 3:7 – “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write:
Philadelphia means: __
________Revelation 3:9 – Behold, I will cause those of the synagogue of Satan, who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie—I will make them come and bow down at your feet, and make them know that I have loved you.John 13:34 – A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another (35) By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.John 14:15 – If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.Revelation 3:7b – He who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says this: (8) ‘I know your deeds. Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name.#2 – Jesus opens a _______ for ______ to enter and meet needs.Revelation 3:7b – He who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says this: (8) ‘I know your deeds. Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name. (9) Behold, I will cause those of the synagogue of Satan, who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie—I will make them come and bow down at your feet, and make them know that I have loved you.#3 – God adds more _______ to make people know that __________. Revelation 3:9 – Behold, I will cause those of the synagogue of Satan, who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie—I will make them come and bow down at your feet, and make them know that I have loved you.#4 – God creates ______________.
Revelation 3:8 – “I know your deeds. Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name.
#5 – Open doors include more __
____ and more ______.
Revelation 3:9 – Behold, I will cause those of the synagogue of Satan, who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie—I will make them come and bow down at your feet, and make them know that I have loved you. (10) Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.
#6 – An hour of __
_____ is about to come to all who live on the earth
Revelation 3:10 – Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.#7 – Five __
____ for the overcomer.Revelation 3:11 – I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, so that no one will take your crown.
1.______Revelation 3:12 – He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name.
2. __
______
3. ________
4. __
____________
5. __
________________Revelation 3:13 – He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’Remember:
Watch your thoughts; they become your words.
Watch your words; they become your actions.
Watch your actions; they become your habits.
Watch your habits; they become your character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
If you think God thoughts your life will be much better.

Pastor Roger Ball

Roger is our Senior Pastor. He began attending FBC in August 1983 as an associate pastor and became Senior Pastor in November 1990. In addition to his pastoral duties at FBC, Roger also teaches in the various Masters’ and Doctoral classes at Phoenix Seminary and has served as Director of Mentoring at Phoenix Seminary. Local, national and international ministry for Roger has included school boards, compassion ministries, para-church work, conference speaking and Bible teaching. In the last couple of decades many men and women were launched into full-time ministry by FBC-Tempe through various training programs called Pastor-in-Training, Leader-in-Training and Missionary-in-Training. Any willing person can serve God. See our Mentoring Leaders web page. Roger and his wife, Dianna, have two daughters, Sharon and Sharmon. Roger is an Arizona native and enjoys carpentry, fishing and dreaming.

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