Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 241/260: Read Revelation 3

What kind of letter would Jesus write to the congregation where you worship? Look at some of the things said to these first century congregations. Do any of them describe today’s church?

  • “I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.”
  • “You have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.”
  • “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot…I will vomit you out of My mouth.”

Do any of these descriptions fit the congregation where you worship? Can you identify with the church that has a good reputation, and that’s about it? Or does the church where you worship actually keep the Word and stand for the truth? Is there apathy or zeal among the body?

Everyone has room for improvement. Are you doing your part to encourage and enhance the work of the church?

One thing is sure: Jesus knows your works. Don’t deceive yourself; take an honest inventory of your own spiritual life and the strength of the congregation, then do what needs to be done to make yourself and your brethren stronger.

Memory (Read aloud 5-10 times)

Revelation 4:11. “You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created.”

Pray

Pray for the elders, deacons, preachers, and other members in your congregation.

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