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Summary: The Apostle John paints a beautiful picture of God’s desire for mankind pertaining to their salvation through the LORD Jesus Christ standing at the door of the sinner’s heart and knocking.

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“WHO’S KNOCKING AT YOUR DOOR?”

Revelation 3:20

1. Christ’s Sobering POSITION/PATIENCE. (v. 20a) Behold I stand at the door, and knock: Song of Solomon 5:2-6; Luke 12:36; Matthew 7:7-8; 25:1-13; James 5:9; Romans 2:4; 2 Peter 3:9; Luke 11:9-10; 13:25; Ezekiel 34:16

2. Christ’s Simple PLEA. (v. 20b) if any man hear My voice, and open the door Psalm 95:7; Matthew 17:5; Mark 4:23; John 5:24-25; 8:47; 10:3-4, 8, 16, 27; Acts 3:23; Hebrews 3:7; Revelation 2:7, 11, 17, 29; 3:6, 13, 22; 22:17

3. Christ’s Solemn PLEDGE. (v. 20c) Matthew 18:11; Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 3:17; John 3:15; 10:28-29; 14:19; 17:12; 18:9; Colossians 1:27; 3:3-4; Isaiah 45:17; 55:3-4; Jeremiah 32:40; Romans 8:33-39

a. Pledge to SAVE. (v. 20c-i) I will come in to him Luke 19:5, 10; John 3:16-17; 6:37; 14:23; 20:31; Ephesians 2:5, 8-9; Romans 5:8-9; 8:1; 10:9-10, 13; 1 John 4:9-14; 5:11-12; 1 Thessalonians 5:9; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; Matthew 9:12-13; Luke 5:31-32; 15:4-7; 1 Timothy 1:13-16; Ezekiel 34:11-12

b. Pledge to SANCTIFY. (v. 20c-ii) and I will sup with him Luke 12:37; Revelation 19:9; Genesis 18:8; 2 Samuel 9:7; 1 Kings 2:7; Song of Solomon 2:4; Matthew 8:11; Ephesians 2:10; John 17:17; Philippians 1:6

c. Pledge to SECURE. (v. 20c-iii) and he with Me Psalm 34:22; 37:28; 94:14; 101:6; 145:20; Matthew 18:14; 28:20; Deuteronomy 31:6, 8; Joshua 1:5; Hebrews 7:25; 13:5; Ephesians 2:6; John 6:39-40; 8:52; 14:20; Proverbs 1:33

Note: This outline was taken and modified from John Phillips’ outline on Revelation 3:20 from his book, "100 NT Outlines."


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