Sermon Reflections 71

Wednesday October 4, 2017
Pergamum: Near Satan’s Throne
Revelation 2:13-17
October 1, 2017
 
FRAMING IT UP
In remembering the sermon, answer these questions: 
 
What does he praise them for? Why is that significant given the religious diversity in Pergamum?
What two things did Balaam use to lead the people of Israel astray?
How does Jesus compare Balaam to the Nicolaitans?
What was the danger in tolerating the Nicolaitan influence in the church?
What is the significance of the stone? of the New Name? (cf: Revelation 19:12)
 
FILLING IT IN
Take some time to meditate on the same truth in these verses:
 
1 Corinthians 6:12-20, 10:14-22
 
WORKING OUT YOUR SALVATION
As God's Word exposes my heart, what does this mean for my life?
 
Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one--the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts,...Your affectionate uncle, Screwtape. — CS Lewis
 
I believe that one reason why the church of God at this present moment has so little influence over the world is because the world has so much influence over the church… The very church which the world likes best is sure to be that which God abhors. — CH Spurgeon
 
Why does Jesus call Pergamum the place of Satan’s throne? Are there places of such concentrated spiritual darkness in our day and age? How does that affect our witness? 
 
What is the New Name (19:12)? What is the significance of Jesus inscribing His name on us? And how should we now live according to our identify in Him?