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
Beware Of Backsliding
Heb 3: 12-19
The possibility of a believer missing God’s promised rest is illustrated by the Israelites who failed to enter the promised land after Moses had led them out of Egypt. The writer pointed out that after the Israelites had witnessed God’s mighty works, they were disobedient because they did not believe God’s promises and they did not yield to His warnings. Therefore, they were destroyed in the wilderness. Our initial glorious experience of salvation does not guarantee our safe arrival into eternal rest. We should beware of backsliding.
Point of Emphasis: “Take heed… in departing from the living God.
Prayer Point: Help me God to hold steadfastly my confidence in You from the beginning to the end.