Laodecia Church of Revelation (Neither Hot nor Cold – Lukewarm) – John Nixon

Pastor John Nixon preaches a sermon titled Hypothermia. It is based on Christ’s letter to the church of Laodecia.In the book of revelation, there are seven letters that Christ sends to seven christian churches in Asia minor. One of those letters is to the church of Laodecia which Christ describes as lukewarm in its relationship with Christ. He says he would prefer that it was either hot or cold but since it is lukewarm he threatens to spew it out of his mouth. Below is the letter as found in revelation 3:14-22
14 “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write:

These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. 15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. 17 You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. 18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.

19 Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. 20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.

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