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Hot, Cold, Lukewarm
 

Opening Question: Which season do you prefer? Winter or Summer? Hot or Cold? WHY ?

Revelation 3:14-22
14 "To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God's creation.
15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other!
16 So, because you are lukewarm--neither hot nor cold--I am about to spit you out of my mouth.
17 You say, 'I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.' But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.
18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.
19 Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent.
20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.
21 To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I overcame and sat down with my Father on his throne.
22 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."


Describe someone hot for rugby/soccer/cricket?
Describe someone cold for rugby/soccer/cricket?
Describe someone lukewarm for rugby/soccer/cricket?

Describe someone hot for Jesus?
Describe someone cold for Jesus?
Describe someone lukewarm for Jesus?

Did these people know that they were lukewarm?
How do people get so deceived?
Why would someone remain lukewarm after discovering how much God hates it?

Describe two people in love?
How does Jesus show his love for us?
What prevents us from accepting challenges like we should?

What would you advise a lukewarm person to do who wants to get hot?

Acts 8:26-33
26 Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, "Go south to the road--the desert road--that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza."
27 So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, an important official in charge of all the treasury of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians. This man had gone to Jerusalem to worship,
28 and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the book of Isaiah the prophet.
29 The Spirit told Philip, "Go to that chariot and stay near it."
30 Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. "Do you understand what you are reading?" Philip asked.
31 "How can I," he said, "unless someone explains it to me?" So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.
32 The eunuch was reading this passage of Scripture: "He was led like a sheep to the slaughter, and as a lamb before the shearer is silent, so he did not open his mouth.
33 In his humiliation he was deprived of justice. Who can speak of his descendants? For his life was taken from the earth."


Example of someone hot for God

What characteristics does he show that prove he is Hot for God?
What is the result of being hot? REJOICING

Conclusion:

Make a decision to be HOT for God and not settle for LUKEWARMNESS