Quarter’s Theme: DIVINE DISPLAY OF THE WORD OF KNOWLEDGE
Unit 2 – I Know Thy Works-Time For Critical Self-Examination (Lessons 4-11)
LESSON 9 2/8/2015
SARDIS: THE DEAD CHURCH
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 56, 61
Devotional Reading: REV. 3:1-6
Topic For Adults
STATE OF EXIGENCY
Topic For Youths
THERE IS HOPE
Topic For Intermediates
Memory verse: “Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore, if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you” (Rev 3:3) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Making The Difference
1 Thess. 5:4-9
“Watch” (Greek gregoreo) means “stay awake or keep watch” verses 4-9 context indicates that Paul is not exhorting his readers to watch for the “day of the Lord but rather to be spiritually prepared in order to escape the wrath of that day. If we are to escape the wrath of God, we must make the difference by remaining spiritually awake and morally alert, and continue in faith, love and the hope of salvation (vv 8-9). The promise in verse 9 should be the reason why the return of Christ should be a comfort to us.
Point of Emphasis: “Let us watch and be sober”.
Prayer Point: I am not of the night nor of darkness therefore I will not sleep. Help me O Lord to make a difference.