September 16, 2010

The Danger of Being Lukewarm

Last night, I had the privilege again to lead our mid-week Bible Study at First Assembly of God in Brookfield, CT.  I am humbled by Pastor Phil Morgan's continued trust and confidence in me, to faithfully exposit the text for the edification of the congregation.

We are reading Crazy Love by Francis Chan and the chapter title for this week's study is, Serving Leftover's to a Holy God and I decided to focus on one of the verses in the chapter for last night's study, which was Revelation 3:15-18.

15 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. 16 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. 17Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked— 18 I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.

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I hope you are challenged greatly in your walk with Christ, in light of the text that was addressed in this sermon.

Here were a few of the questions that were asked for the small group discussion after the chapter video was viewed.
  • What do you think it means to be "lukewarm?"
  • Francis Chan says in his book Crazy Love, those who live like the lukewarm won't be in heaven.  Do you agree or disagree with that statement and why?
  • Is it true that the church has made the "non-fruit" bearing Christian a means of making Christian living easier?  Why or why not?
  • How does God measure our lives?  (1 Corinthians 13:2-3)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We love you Kurt (WhiteFoot)!
Keep up the good work!

Wayne "BlackFoot" Jackson