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Summary: Part 7 of 7 in a series looking at practical lesson we can learn form the 7 churches of Revelation

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Revelation

Week 7

“Choose Jesus”

Today we are wrapping up our series called Revelation, we have been looking at Jesus final words to 7 churches & learning some practical lessons from what He had to say to them. If you missed any of them feee free to check them out on our Website, FB Page, or iTunes.

CONNECT

My wife LOVES reality TV, it not even a guilty pleasure because she is proud of her love for it. Some of it I like & some of it I can’t stand. And some of it, despite my best efforts I get sucked into :)

One the shows she loves, but I have a hard time watching is the Bachelor & The Bachelorette. I just have a hard time watching people make fools of themselves, it’s awkward for me, I have to leave the room, I causes too much tension, I have to look away. But she loves it.

But every one in a while I get sucked into this show in particular. I don’t know why, but it happens, DON’T JUDGE ME :)

I think it was back in 2012, it was one of those seasons. The Bachelor was a guy named Ben. I didn’t see it from the beginning, but I would walk into the room when Ange was watching and I’d get caught up in it because there were a few really sweet girls & this one PYSCHO. And regardless of how nice & awesome all the other girls were, this crazy, nasty girl kept getting picked. And in her one on one interviews she would say the craziest stuff. She was self absorbed & manipulative. And we would shake our heads & think, he has got to see through this act. This guy can’t fall for these lies, this girl is FAKE!

But week after week he keeps picker her, even when other girls would tell him, “She’s not who you think” He would get rid of them & keep her. And she ends up being in the final two!

The other girl Lindsey is a sweetheart, the polar opposite of the the crazy Courtney and I remember Ange & I talking about it back & forth, saying “He can’t be this dumb” “The Choice is OBVIOUS”

DON’T JUDGE US!

I can remember talking to the TV saying, “Don’t do it, dude, don’t do it!” And he dismisses Lindsey & pick crazy Courtney

And of course once He sees all the crap she said after the show it all crumbs, but we saw that coming, the choice was OBVIOUS!!!

That makes me CRAZY, when the Choice is clear, plain, obvious and people go the other way

TENSION

Can anyone relate to what I’m talking about?

The choice is a no brainer, but people make a bad choices.

Especially when they get advice, they ask questions, they get all the information & then they still make a BAD CHOICE!!!

I mean I’ve made some bone headed decisions in my life, I have done some dumb things, but its usually because I am clueless. If I have all the facts, all the data, and still make a bad choice, I HAVE NO EXCUSE RIGHT.

Yet people do it all the time & then we make excuses for our bad choices, we try to justify them, get other people on board with them.

Have you been there? Seen it? Done it? :)

Sometimes the choice is SO OBVIOUS, we just need the courage to make the RIGHT CHOICE

And I think that is what we are about to see in our last church

TRUTH

The last of the 7 churches was the church at Laodicea, last week Jesus only had good things to say to the church in Philadelphia & to correction. Well that isn’t the case here, it’s all correction & not praise. Jesus says…

“ I know everything you have done, and you are not cold or hot. I wish you were either one or the other. But since you are lukewarm and neither cold nor hot, I will spit you out of my mouth. You claim to be rich and successful and to have everything you need. But you don’t know how bad off you are. You are pitiful, poor, blind, and naked…” Revelation 3:15-17

Jesus says what we have heard Hims ay before in our study of Revelation, “I know everything you’ve done”

Parents, have you ever seen your children do something, their outside playing & you are watching through the window, and you step out and say something & they say “I didn’t do that!”

You just watched them, they are BUSTED but they still try to deny it right?

That’s how it is with Jesus, He sees it all, nothing escapes His attention. He has the best seat in the house, an unobstructed view, so when He says, “I know everything you’ve done” HE DOES!

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