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The Letter to the Church at Laodicea

March 30, 2022

Leadership Notes

Revelation 3:14-22


The letter to Laodicea opens strong with verse 17:

For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing

that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.

In other words, they used outwardly, worldly standards by which to boost their self-confidence.

The city, Laodicea, was founded in the middle of the third century B.C. by Antiochus II, and settled with Syrians and Jews brought from Babylonia. He named it after his wife {who was either also his sister or cousin}, Laodice.

Someone has said that "God's stern hatred of evil is a necessary part of His love for people." Why do you think that is?