Presentation on theme: "The Church at Pergamum Revelation 2:12-17. Romans 7:14- 15 For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under sin. For I do not."— Presentation transcript:
Romans 7:14- 15 For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under sin. For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.
Revelation 2:12- 17 And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: The words of him who has the sharp two-edged sword. I know where you dwell, where Satan's throne is. Yet you hold fast my name, and you did not deny my faith even in the days of Antipas my faithful witness, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells. But I have a few things against you: you have some there who hold the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, so that they might eat food sacrificed to idols and practice sexual immorality.
So also you have some who hold the teaching of the Nicolaitans. Therefore repent. If not, I will come to you soon and war against them with the sword of my mouth. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, with a new name written on the stone that no one knows except the one who receives it.
3 Things Jesus says 1. I am proud of you____________ 2. I am not happy with you________ 3. I promise to_______________
Matthew 5:10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Balaam False Prophet - 2 Peter 2:15-16 Led others into sin - Jude v.6 Responsible for putting up a stumbling block for Israel Story is found in Numbers 22-24
The Result of Balaam Numbers 25:1-3 While Israel lived in Shittim, the people began to whore with the daughters of Moab. These invited the people to the sacrifices of their gods, and the people ate and bowed down to their gods. So Israel yoked himself to Baal of Peor. And the anger of the LORD was against Israel.
MIXTURE Israel: Yawheh + False gods + sexual immorality Pergamum: Jesus + idol worship + sexual immorality + teaching of the Nicolations
MIXTURE US JESUS + ? Revelation 3:16 So, because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.
Repent When our Lord and Master, Jesus Christ, said "Repent", He called for the entire life of believers to be one of repentance. Martin Luther (95 Theses #1)
Receive 1. The Hidden Manna 2. A White Stone 3. A New Name