Lesson Fourteen

Day 7 of Week Two
Scripture for today 3.14-21

14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; 15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. 17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: 18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. 20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. 21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. br>

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Study Questions
for Lesson Fourteen

1. Locate Laodicea on the map. Describe Laodicea in John’s time.

2. What local situation gave meaning to the Lord’s accusation that Laodicea is neither hot nor cold ?

3. How is the letter to Laodicea different from all the other letters?

4. Interpret “Behold, I stand at the door and knock.”

General Questions for Group Study

1. Which of the seven churches is your local church or denomination like the most? Why?

2. What word of praise or warning given to the seven churches would you give to your own local church? Denomination?

3. What must we do to make our church more like the one at Philadelphia and less like those at Laodicea, Ephesus, or Sardis?

4. Did anyone look at Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians to compare what John says to the church at Ephesus and how Paul talks to that church?

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