Seven: Lesson In Opportunity

July 10, 2016 Speaker: Joel Sutton Series: Seven: Lessons to the Church in Revelation

Scripture: Revelation 3:7–13

Lesson in Opportunity

Revelation 3:7-13


Jesus opens doors.


Jesus calls us to walk through open doors as His witness.


Jesus knows our faithfulness.


Jesus calls us to stand firm.

  • He promises us His favor.
  • He promises us His protection.
  • He promises us His name.

Take Home Idea: Jesus says, “Trust me when I open a door.  Step through it and follow me.”



“Philadelphia: Lesson in Opportunity” Small Group Questions

Revelation 3:7-13



When have you been “locked out”?

Review Pastor Joel's sermon and Take Home Idea. What struck you about the sermon?

What do you have questions about?



What does the “key of David” open? (see Isa 22:20-24). How does Jesus title in vs 7

relate to the rest of this letter?

What do you think is mean by “open door” in vs. 8?

How does Jesus describe this church in this letter?

Describe their enemies. Refer to the church of Smyrna – Rev. 2:8-11. What do both of

these churches have in common?

What does Jesus promise this church? (vv. 9-12) How do you think that encourages


What is Jesus’ challenge to this church?



What open doors has Christ placed before you?

In what ways are you like the Christian in Philadelphia? Unlike them? Why?

What is the Spirit saying to you now?


Close this time sharing and praying together as a group.

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