Sermons by Rev. Tom W. Shelton

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Prophecy – Part 46, lukewarm

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LAODICEA – Revelation 3:14-22 Today, we are examining the last church from Revelation 2 and 3 that was addressed by Christ.  This would seem to be the worst church as Christ reviewed these seven churches.  For instance, Christ had nothing good to say about the Laodicean church. HISTORY OF LAODICEA There is only one historical […]

Prophecy – Part 45, obedient

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CHURCH AT PHILADELPHIA We are still looking at the church at Philadelphia – Revelation 3:7-13.  As we examine further the Philadelphia church we are hoping to find help for searchers and churches of today.  Why?  Because Christ is dealing with a church for which He had no condemnation, because they were following principles that bring […]

Prophecy – Part 44, holy/true

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CHURCH AT PHILADELPHIA Today, we are considering further the Church at Philadelphia.  Also, we will look at two words which we have touched on in our study thus far, “holy and true,” which describe the Lord Jesus Christ (Revelation 3:7; 4:8; 6:10).  These words have been found throughout the bible as well as the book […]

Prophecy – Part 43, Security

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As we begin our study today we will ask God to bring comfort and security to our minds.   God as a Father cares for His children, His LOVE is everlasting.   As a believer, we have much to praise God for.  Sometimes we get so caught up with the swiftness of our lives that we forget […]

Prophecy – Part 42, Love

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Today, we will begin our focus on the church at Philadelphia and discover what we can gain from the study to be a lighthouse for Jesus, a church that attempts to love each other and thereby show the Lord Jesus Christ that we love Him (John 14:15). “A new commandment I give TO YOU, that […]

Prophecy – Part 41, Sovereignty

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Previously we have been examining the church at Sardis, attempting to understand why Christ classified Sardis as a dead and dying church.  We have considered such biblical principles as being hypocritical, separation, and Holiness.   Today we want to consider the Sovereignty of Christ, or the Sovereignty of God, since He is GOD! In Matthew 28:18 […]

Prophecy – Part 40, Separation

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Today, we think further about the church at Sardis and we will continue to consider their failure, from God’s point of view.    Remember, the Lord Jesus declared they were a dead church, very few were still alive [spiritually], but even those were in the process of dying. NOTE:  Sardis had a spiritual problem, no doubt […]

Prophecy – Part 39, Imperative

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Previously in our study of the seven churches found in Revelation chapters two and three we have worked on: Ephesus – The Orthodox Church, But a Church Without Love, Revelation 2:1-7 Smyrna – The Persecuted Church, Revelation 2:8-11 Pergamos – The Corrupted Church that is married to the World, Revelation 2:12-17 Thyatira – Revelation 1:18-29 […]

Prophecy, Sardis – Part 38, Challenge

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Often when we are looking at a disobedient church, we need a blessing.  God’s statement about this church is that it is “dead”! Pretty serious, huh!  So a blessing from God is a pretty good place to start our study. “Therefore I tell you, WHATEVER YOU ASK FOR in prayer, BELIEVE that you have received […]

Prophecy, Sardis – Part 37 – Leadership

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OUTLINE OF REVELATION 3:1-6, THE CHURCH AT SARDIS The Recipients (3:1) The Speaker – Jesus (v. 1) The Complaint: Works (v. 1) The Counsel: Watch and Strengthen The Works That Remain (v.2) The Warning (v. 3) The Promise (vv. 4-6) OVERVIEW OF THE CHURCH AT SARDIS – taken from MacArthur’s Bible Commentary, page 1998. The […]