What is implied in having a name to live? Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Revelation 3:10-11. "He that hath the seven spirits of God and the seven stars." Your Christianity can only be sustained by the repetition continually of that which kindled it at first.(A. Now when a man is not pardoned of God, he is dead, though he have never so many hopes and conceits of forgiveness.2. III. (2) Sinners show their good opinion of themselves in the hope they keep up of their safety with reference to their souls and eternity. Jesus Christ wakes up a dead Church by bringing the seven Spirits of God into the hearts of selected men: for the way in which great revivals of religion in little communities and in big ones is usually brought about is that some man or men are filled with the fulness of God and become weary of forbearing and feel the Word like a fire lit up in their bones, and are so fitted to be God's instruments for communicating the magnetism of life to the dead Church. The source of the tribulation that we face is Satan. Then this is a terror to all that go on with a self-condemning heart (1 John 3:20). Fifthly, Does God know all men's sins? They are out of the reach of the sting of death, and so need not through fear of it pass their lives in bondage; they are near a blessed immortality, in which they are to live for ever. If men be dead-hearted, He knows it; if they be heartless in good duties, He knows it; though they would be loth that men should know what they are, and do keep it from them, yet they cannot daub it before God; He knows it. It fills their head with notions and their tongue with words, and perchance their heart with a sort of excitement; but as to any solid effect on heart and practice, that is wanting. Fenner, B. D.)Moral deathWm. WHAT IS NECESSARY TO GIVE A MAN A NAME TO LIVE?1. In the winter time in our towns, when the water stops in the houses, why doesn't it come? True Christian holiness is a hearty conformity to God's whole will, acting in a loving obedience to all God's commandments. preschool pictures; Care and Share Groups; Study on Romans; Contact; Calendar; Sermons on the book of Revelations. It had not life enough to be obnoxious! What reason have we to be humble in a review of our own works, as they are all known to Christ, and, as many of them are such as we have cause to fear, He at once observed and disapproved!5. Jesus Christ wakes up a dead Church by bringing the seven Spirits of God into the hearts of selected men: for the way in which great revivals of religion in little communities and in big ones is usually brought about is that some man or men are filled with the fulness of God and become weary of forbearing and feel the Word like a fire lit up in their bones, and are so fitted to be God's instruments for communicating the magnetism of life to the dead Church. Other teachers — what can they do? Guthrie, D. D.I have seen a graft bound to the bleeding tree. The man looked at me significantly. He has nothing but a name who attends to the outward part of religion only. One of the most vital doctrines must therefore be what relates to the Person of the Redeemer.2. Guthrie, D. D.I have seen a graft bound to the bleeding tree. Sermons by Pastor R. Wayne Lowry at Greenwood Christian Church. Deadness of conscience, when the conscience hath no force; it may be it finds fault with such and such ways, but it hath no power over the man to make him to leave them.5. H. )He that hath the seven SpiritsThe seven Spirits of GodA. 2. Besides this, there must be an external appearance of devotion. Secondly, a name in regard to other godly Churches; others in the judgment of charity conceived they were alive; as the Scribes, and the Pharisees, our Saviour Christ told them, they had name to live (Matthew 23:27), that is, ye seem to be alive, ye have a name to live, but indeed ye are dead. It is a growth in knowledge; but that is not the sure test. Secondly, it is a very blasphemy to get the name for good people, when we are not good people indeed. Then, whatever else you may have, you are destitute indeed. Then this is a terror to all that go on with a self-condemning heart (1 John 3:20). The Lord gave them large reward. THE PROMISES WITH WHICH THE TEXT CLOSES.(J. If we rest in a name, the Lord will detect us at last before others; and then what a shame will this be?(W. THE PROMISE. Such sins of omission deaden the spiritual life. THE COUNSEL GIVEN TO THE CHURCH OF SARDIS IN THIS ADDRESS. They can impart a system, they can train a little group of dwindled imitators, who generally imitate their weaknesses, and think they are imitating their strength, but to give the spirit that animated the originator is exactly what none of them can do.III. P. Thwing.1. Thirdly, Is it so that God sees all men's sins? To show the misery of some of our Churches. Its spiritual ear, as its spiritual eye, brings every impression home to the heart; there roots it a vital principle, sanctifying the inner man and prompting the outer practice. One would think we should blush to think what a name we have, and how little we make good our name between God and our own souls. Such a name some professors of Christianity may have, who are all the while they bear it spiritually dead. True, sin is an evil, yea the greatest evil of all evils; yet the knowledge of it is good. THE SEASONABLE EXHORTATION WHICH OUR LORD ADDRESSED TO THE CHURCH IN SARDIS.V. Ay! As Saul the persecutor became Paul the apostle. The sadness of the case, to be dead, under a name to live, or of being alive.Application:1. Deadness of mind, when the mind is ignorant of God in regard of saving knowledge.3. Maclaren, D. D.)I know thy worksGod knows the works of menW. 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What was there in such a Church as that to provide any antagonism? Place before the eye of the living body a scene of loveliness or of horror, and from the eye the heart is at once affected, at once feels the attraction or repulsion, and so feels as to act upon that feeling. Thomas, D. D.)SardisJ. The perpetual attrition of microscopic grains of sand blown against it by the vagrant winds! Do you read your Bible? He has nothing but a name who attends to the outward part of religion only.2. Why then would you go for My servants? One of the most vital doctrines must therefore be what relates to the Person of the Redeemer.2. Fourthly, a name among the persecution of religion, and so they are persecuted too among them that live indeed; for mockers take them to be of the same number. The alarm was magnetic. He cannot be deceived, and will not be mocked. Their self-satisfaction works the ruin of their souls.2. No; the Lord does not find fault with Sardis for having of a name that they lived, but that they had this name when as they were dead; if they had been alive, the name to be alive had been well. Now the point of doctrine is this, that it is a horrible thing to rest in a mere name of being religious.