Presentation on theme: "Lesson 8: Jesus Is Knocking At The Door (Revelation 3:20) Based on two books by Tom Holland."— Presentation transcript:
Lesson 8: Jesus Is Knocking At The Door (Revelation 3:20) Based on two books by Tom Holland
Proof: His insistence that someone convert and restore those who have wandered away (Jas. 5:19-20; Gal. 6:1) Proof: His provision for forgiveness –Repent (Rev. 3:19; 2:5; Acts 8:22) –Confess (Jas. 5:16; Acts 8:22; 19:18) –Pray for forgiveness (1 John 1:9; Acts 8:22) Proof: His personal involvement in bringing them back –Revelation 3:20
“Stands” – Greek perfect tense (past action, abiding results) You may have closed the door on Jesus –Result of hardening the heart (cf. Heb. 3:7, 15; Rev. 3:15-17) –Preoccupation with “other things” –Pleasure of sin –Procrastinate All the while, He is still standing there…waiting on you!
Jesus stands at the door and knocks, knocks, knocks… He knocks on our hearts with His voice (Rev. 3:20) –“If anyone” – He wants all erring Christians back (2 Pet. 3:9) –“Hears” – must be willing & listening (Rev. 3:22; Matt. 13:16) –“My voice” – through His written word for all to hear (Matt. 22:31-32; 1 Cor. 14:37)
Do you hear your Savior knocking, pleading with you? Only YOU can open the door! –Salvation is personal! No one can decide for you or force you! Opening the door brings back all the blessings! –Salvation from past sins (Heb. 8:12) –Honor of wearing the name of God’s Son (1 Pet. 4:16) –Becoming an heir of God (Rom. 4:16-18) –Having bros & sis in God’s family who love you (1 John 4:7-11) –Having the joy of salvation in your heart (Psa. 51:12) –Having the peace of God to guard your life (Phil. 4:6-8) –Having the hope of heaven to anchor the soul (Heb. 6:19-20) –Having Jesus’ banquet table of His presence & His blessings (Rev. 3:20)