12/03/2017

Pergamum – License to Kill

Passage: Revelation 2:12-17
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Bible Text: Revelation 2:12-17 | Preacher: Pastor Richard Stamey | Series: Letters to the Churches in Revelation | Pergamum –License to Kill

Where there is no understanding of the Word of the Lord, the people do whatever they want to, but happy is he who keeps the law.

Proverbs 29:18 NLV

Faithfulness is a Good Thing

I know that you live in the city where Satan has his throne, yet you have remained loyal to me. You refused to deny me even when Antipas, my faithful witness, was martyred among you there in Satan’s city.
Revelation 2:13

Compromise is a bad thing

But I have a few complaints against you. You tolerate some among you whose teaching is like that of Balaam, who showed Balak how to trip up the people of Israel. He taught them to sin by eating food offered to idols and by committing sexual sin. In a similar way, you have some Nicolaitans among you who follow the same teaching.           Verses 14-15

Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice!

1 Samuel 15:22

You are my friends if you do what I command.
John 15:14 NLT

So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then. But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is holy. For the Scriptures say, “You must be holy because I am holy.”
1 Peter 1:14-16 NLT

Repent of your sin, or I will come to you suddenly and fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
Verse 16

God’s Word is the best thing

Write this letter to the angel of the church in Pergamum. This is the message from the one with the sharp two-edged sword:
Verse 12

For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.
Hebrews 4:12 NLT

Repent of your sin, or I will come to you suddenly and fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
Verse 16

The Reward

Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.

To everyone who is victorious I will give some of the manna that has been hidden away in heaven. And I will give to each one a white stone, and on the stone will be engraved a new name that no one understands except the one who receives it
Verse 17

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