Thursday: A Relentless Love
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Compare Revelation 3:20 to Song of Solomon 5:2-5. What similarities do you find in both instances?

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What do these passages reveal about God’s love?

The evening meal in the Middle East was and still is extremely important. When the work of the day was over and the men returned from the fields for the evening meal, the entire family gathered around the table. In most instances the extended family lived together. The number at the evening meal often would [...]

Wednesday: The Divine Remedy
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There is hope for Laodicea, just as there is hope for all who are afflicted with spiritual apathy and in-difference.

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Our Lord has the divine remedy. The fact that the Lord speaks to this church shows that hope for the church exists if His people accept and follow His counsel .

Reflect on Jesus’ counsel in Revelation 3:18-19. What does Jesus mean when He talks about “gold refined in the fire,” being clothed in “white garments,” and our [...]

01: Our Great Need – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Laodicea is the church of self-confident, complacent, and indifferent people. Christ offers to meet the needs of their hearts and revive their spiritual longings.

[Lesson plan for Our Great Need July 1, 2013]

1. Have a volunteer read Revelation 3:15,16.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. How can an individual develop an attitude of spiritual indifference without recognizing it?
C. Personal Application: Are you hot, cold, or [...]

Tuesday: Perception and Reality
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There is a gap between what Laodicea says and does.

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There is an even greater gap between the spiritual experience that Laodicea thinks she has and what she actually does have .

Read Revelation 3:17. What is Laodicea’s evaluation of herself? What is our Lord’s assessment of her? How do you think a people could be so blinded to their true spiritual condition? In what ways might we be blind regarding our own spiritual condition?

One of Satan’s [...]

Monday: A Loving Rebuke
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Read Revelation 3:15-16. Why does Jesus give the Laodicean church such a strong rebuke?

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What does it mean to be lukewarm? What other words might Jesus have used in place of “lukewarm”?

Commenting on Revelation 3:15-16, Ellen G. White states: “The message to the Laodicean church applies most decidedly to those whose religious experience is insipid, who do not bear decided witness in favor of the truth.”- The SDA Bible Commentary, vol. 7, p. 962. This is a fascinating [...]

Sunday: Hope for Lukewarm Laodiceans
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Jesus addresses each of the seven churches in Revelation 2 and 3 with a title of Himself that is appropriate for their spiritual condition. The titles He uses in His message to the church of Laodicea ring with the assurance of spiritual renewal for all those who will heed His call. Read the following Bible passages (Rev. 3:14-15; 2 Cor. 1:20; John 3:10, 11; Col. 1:13-17). Why do you think that Jesus used the titles “the Amen,” “the faithful and true witness,” and “the beginning of the [...]

Sabbath: Revival: Our Great Need
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Quarter 3, 2013: Revival and Reformation
by: Mark Finley
Introduction

In every generation, God’s Spirit strives to bring revival to the hearts of His people. Revival is an ongoing, daily experience. Each of us should identify with an old hymn that says: “Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, Prone to leave the God I love.” Deep within, we know these words are true.

Our hearts are, indeed, prone to wander. Our minds drift from the eternal to the mundane. Our thoughts turn so [...]