You may be very amiable in men's eyes. H. Well, I thought, there is just that difference between the for-realist and the true Christian. "My Father. Our chief concern is with one infinitely greater: He that judges us is the Lord.11. (1) The knowledge Christ has of the works of men is most clear. Walk through the British Museum, and you will see all the orders of animals standing in their various places, and exhibiting themselves with the utmost possible propriety. He has a name to live only, who, notwithstanding all his religious exercises, is in no degree better.4. They possess all the externals of religion, and every outward morality that you could desire; they behave with great propriety, they keep their places, and there is no outward difference between them and the true believer, except upon the vital point, the life which no power on earth can possibly confer. Secondly, faith. The living soul has HEARING as well as sight. A number of the members of the Church hastened there to ascertain who was the unfortunate one. It is a growth in knowledge; but that is not the sure test. What seriousness becomes us whenever we engage in any holy duty or religious worship, as all our works are known to Christ!4. Well, I thought, there is just that difference between the for-realist and the true Christian. WHEN MAY A MAN BE SAID HAVE A NAME TO LIVE ONLY? True goodness can exist under external circumstances the most corrupt. The whole flood of ChriSt's grace running by our doors, and we, like improvident settlers in some new country, having no provision for storing or for distributing it, but letting it all run to waste.2. I should think they are just alike." 7. 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. It exactly suited the world's purpose, and was, in fact, only a bit of the world under another name. If it be asked, With whom such may have a name to live? He hath a spiritual thunder-clap that He lets fly against this sin (Isaiah 32:5). There was no living union. To those whose souls are prosperous, and who enjoy the inestimable privileges of religion. Cooke, D. D.)That a minister may be in fault that the people are deadWm. 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. Because there is a plug of ice in the service pipe; and there is a plug of ice in a great many Christian hearts in connection with their Master. If it be asked, With whom such may have a name to live? Deadness of affection; when the affections are clumsy, and will not stir towards God and all heavenly things. Because there is a plug of ice in the service pipe; and there is a plug of ice in a great many Christian hearts in connection with their Master. 3. First of all, then, let us try to understand what sort of a Church it is that wants this vision. Bowes.Nature presents us with many affecting illustrations of the semblance of life, where death is reigning; the flowers in your garden may for a time retain the form, when life is extinct; the ancient oak in the forest may stand for years erect, while life has long since passed away; the tiny shell on yonder beach may attract your notice, when its once little tenant can nowhere be found: so do we often think we find the form of godliness, when the power — the reality — the life are wanting.(C. THE COMMENDATION BESTOWED, IN THIS ADDRESS, ON A FEW OF THE MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH OF SARDIS.1. Your Christianity can only be sustained by the repetition continually of that which kindled it at first.(A. III. He tells us that he went with some Indians into a number of, huge caverns in South America, which were locked in perpetual darkness; but ill them certain fruit-eating bats were accustomed to go to dwell. To show the misery of some of our Churches. Thirdly, a name among poor, ignorant, and simple people that are led away with shows. He was a drunkard, and now he is sober. OBSERVE THE DEPLORABLE STATE IN WHICH THE TEXT DESCRIBES THE CHURCH IN SARDIS TO HAVE BEEN.1. Such sins of omission deaden the spiritual life. That spirit comes permeating, enlightening, illuminating, vivifying, discerning, and strengthening all of us if we yield ourselves to it. Why then would you go for My servants? Such as the builder is, such is the building; as is the husbandman, so is the husbandry.(Wm. One cause of spiritual death is self-satisfaction. THE SEASONABLE EXHORTATION WHICH OUR LORD ADDRESSED TO THE CHURCH IN SARDIS.V. Sunday Sermon. Let us all go back to Him for quickening.(A. Now note further, as brought out in this letter, that such a condition is not final and irreversible. He has a name to live only, who, notwithstanding all his religious exercises, is in no degree better.4. The second doctrine upon which depends the life of the Church, is the Atonement or Sacrifice which Christ our Lord has offered for sin. For how does sin reign among us everywhere? )Some causes of spiritual deathC. a negative answer is obvious: Not with Him who seeth not as man seeth.But,1. First, a name in regard of themselves, they took themselves to be alive; as Paul had a name to live before his conversion, while yet he was Pharisee, he had then a name to live (Romans 7:9). Now note further, as brought out in this letter, that such a condition is not final and irreversible. THE KNOWLEDGE THAT GOD KNOWS ALL OUR WORKS IS THE POWERFUL MEANS TO ALL GOD'S ELECT, TO DO THEM GOOD, AND TO QUICKEN THEM AND TO MAKE THEM TAKE HEED OF ALL MANNER OF SIN.1. But in general the sin consists in the choice of some other good than the good which the Christian life affords.(C. Maclaren, D. D.)I know thy worksGod knows the works of menW. To those whose case is described in the text. When Christ declares, I know. The alarm was magnetic. )A dead ChurchD. H. That Church had lost the tenacity of its hold and the intimacy of its union with Jesus Christ. (1) In the security that reigns in their souls. Just as you have seen a potato grow in your cellar, and send out its yellow sickly shoots, so the whole cavern was like a great forest or garden, full of these ghastly ghosts of plants. They make an easy bed. And so, alas! They that are really in a state of grace may be justly said to live, as such souls live to the best purpose; for to them to live is Christ. Besides, it can never give true satisfaction. Thirdly, Is it so that God sees all men's sins? They are externally clean, and internally impure. Fourthly, it is an unreasonable thing. )ThatOn formality and hypocrisy in religionS. He cannot be deceived, and will not be mocked. Christ confesses them, and denies their slanderers. Poetical Books
First, a name in regard of themselves, they took themselves to be alive; as Paul had a name to live before his conversion, while yet he was Pharisee, he had then a name to live (Romans 7:9). Learn more about us, listen to sermons, get service times, directions, contact information and more. Thirdly, it is a fiat lie, when a man hath the name of a good Christian, and hath not the thing signified by the name. )A life akin to deathC. H. One of the most vital doctrines must therefore be what relates to the Person of the Redeemer.2. He hath endured it too long, but He will not suffer it always. What is it that takes away the grievousness of it, but a lively heart?(Wm. A further complaint preferred against this Church is, "I have not found thy works perfect before God." By "name" is meant a mere name, as we see by the clause following, "and art dead"; for when a man is dead, the name to live must needs be a mere name. It is a growth in holiness, and that is She test; the one clear, decisive test of the soul's life (Matthew 7:20). thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead, with what solicitude should every one make the inquiry, Lord, is it I?10. Yet the work of decay and destruction is just as busy beneath. Thirdly, a name among poor, ignorant, and simple people that are led away with shows. John Wesley had a great name, but you cannot live because there was once John Wesley with you. Many a man has felt he could surrender his entire property to God; but when the temptation arose of making a hundred dollars by a trick of the trade, he has chosen to be dishonest. Thus the first thought to be presented to the moribund Church is of the fulness of Divine life gathered into that Spirit who is not enclosed in inaccessible mysteries of deity, but going forth like the flame of the torch, like the glance of the eye, everywhere where men are. The practical reception of this doctrine in the Church lies at the foundation of a religion for sinners.II. )The warning voice re-echoed from SardisJohn Gibson, B. D.The evidences of salvation are various, and may be viewed in various ways. The reason is this — religion hath an inward dependence upon God; it hath an internal relation unto God; it puts a man into a propriety with God that God is his God; it puts the very name of God upon a man. The first test, therefore, I would propose of spiritual life is a perception of spiritual truth. What is implied in having a name to live? The effect of spiritual declension soon makes its appearance in the domestic circle.3. )Nominal religionJ. In our text this morning the Lord promised to the faithful in the church of Philadelphia. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point
WHAT IS NECESSARY TO GIVE A MAN A NAME TO LIVE?1. Guthrie, D. D.I have seen a graft bound to the bleeding tree. He knows what men are, and what they have been, and what they will be, as He knows all their thoughts, words, and works. Through all manner of vicissitudes the Christian faith has been upheld by them to this day. Thirdly, Is it so that God sees all men's sins? "He that hath the seven spirits of God and the seven stars." It had not life enough to be obnoxious! 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. (2) Sinners show their good opinion of themselves in the hope they keep up of their safety with reference to their souls and eternity. The supreme deity of our Saviour demonstrates His power to save if He would.3. Spurgeon. )A name to liveT. About how many of our Churches and of the individual Christians who take up the profession of Christ and connect themselves with ecclesiastical arrangements with such light hearts, may the same be said! As we were talking the engine-driver came up, and I remarked, "We have just been admiring the engines; very splendid ones they are. One way by which that Spirit of God is shed abroad upon His moribund Church is by raising up men in it filled with the Spirit, and whose intense vitality communicates life to that which is almost dead. (2) A name to live, as it implies an open and visible profession of subjection to Christ, a joining with His people in His worship and ordinances, and an holding on some time in such a course; so it may arise from these. After waiting half an hour for his members to put in their appearance, and finding that he was the sole worshipper, he went to the bell-cord and slowly tolled the bell, as the custom was when any one died in the town. In the sum of these doctrines we discover the fourth principle upon the influence of which the life of the Church depends, the doctrine of Free Grace. Frostbitten limbs are perfectly comfortable: it is the waking that is the pain. By "name" is meant a mere name, as we see by the clause following, "and art dead"; for when a man is dead, the name to live must needs be a mere name. it is with many; having a name to live, they are dead.(T. When the frost binds the ground, weeds and flowers alike cease to be put forth. "The decay was not as yet thorough in the Church at Sardis; there was still a chance of regaining the lost time, and living by Christ. Wilcox.I. And that brings me to say again that such a condition may be absolutely concealed from every eye but the Eye that is as a flame of fire. If we have self-condemning heart, how much more shall we find a condemning God? "Be not high-minded, but fear."2. Perfect as to their number; none of them escape His notice or regard; perfect as to their nature and circumstances, and as to the springs and aims of those that do them. )LinksRevelation 3:10 NIVRevelation 3:10 NLTRevelation 3:10 ESVRevelation 3:10 NASBRevelation 3:10 KJVRevelation 3:10 Bible AppsRevelation 3:10 ParallelRevelation 3:10 Biblia ParalelaRevelation 3:10 Chinese BibleRevelation 3:10 French BibleRevelation 3:10 German BibleRevelation 3:10 CommentariesBible Hub. Genuine Christians are subject to declension in religion.III. 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. They employ language expressive of Christian experience, without possessing correspondent feelings.2. Does Christ know every man's works? Generally our assemblies content themselves with an outward profession; if they go so far, they have but a name to live. was satisfied with his government of the American colonies; he therefore refused to remedy its abuses, and his satisfaction cost him these colonies. Therefore, satisfied with their relation to God, they do not strive to gain life from Him who is the source of the life spiritual, as He is of the life physical. This soul, conscious of God's presence, trembles at His threatenings, bows in reverence to His commands, melts at the hearing of His love, and pants after His promises in the very fervency of desire. Absolute idleness is a sure way, and it is a very popular way amongst many Christian people to kill the life of Christ within us.3. The living soul possesses also the faculty of SPEECH. The Home of Terrell Bible Church. Habit, use and wont, forms, ceremonies, keep up the appearance of vitality when the reality is almost gone. Nay, verily, as spiritual facts are vastly beyond all corporeal facts in importance, so spiritual facts have vastly more effect upon the heart, when once the soul's vision is tolerably clear: they speedily become its all in all.II. Thirdly, it is a fiat lie, when a man hath the name of a good Christian, and hath not the thing signified by the name. Generally our assemblies content themselves with an outward profession; if they go so far, they have but a name to live. THE THREAT CONNECTED WITH THESE COUNSELS TO THE CHURCH OF SARDIS. Fifthly, for repentance. A number of the members of the Church hastened there to ascertain who was the unfortunate one. How big with terror to hypocrites is this doctrine.7. In what extent we are to understand "the works" which Christ is said to know. Absolute idleness is a sure way, and it is a very popular way amongst many Christian people to kill the life of Christ within us.3. On the present occasion — looking to the expression of the text, where the word rendered "dead" is literally "a dead body," a corpse — I will endeavour to work out the marks of a living as opposed to a dead soul, from what we know to be marks of a living as opposed to a dead body.I. You may be gifted with great talents and great energy; you may gain high distinction and honour in the world; but if your soul be not "alive in Christ," what is all this but a fading garland on the head of a corpse? CHRIST HATH A PERFECT KNOWLEDGE OF EVERY ONE'S WORKS.1. thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead, with what solicitude should every one make the inquiry, Lord, is it I?10. Does Christ know the works of every man? It is necessary that he abstain from vice, and the grosser pollutions of the world.2. As we were talking the engine-driver came up, and I remarked, "We have just been admiring the engines; very splendid ones they are. They have only a name to live, though we might live well enough, for we have the doctrine of life, in many places, yet in regard of our conversations for the most part, we may say it is but only a name. To those who are totally destitute of genuine religion. Works that we may have forgotten are known to Him and remembered by Him. How strange is it that it should be brought into dispute, whether He be truly and properly God!2. The man looked at me significantly. 2. Such sins of omission deaden the spiritual life. Then what use must we make of this point?1. Then what use must we make of this point?1. And so, let this vision draw us to our Master that we may get the life He can give from His own hands. They may have a name to live among others, and these the friends and followers of Christ.3. A traveller lost on the prairie, with the snow falling fast and thick, with his blood coursing slowly, feels that sense of ease which the opium-eater knows. A CHURCH MAY BE SAID TO LIVE WHILE SHE IS DEAD, WHEN SHE HAS THE NAME OF CHRISTIAN WITHOUT THE DOCTRINES OF THE GOSPEL.1. Even so, place before the vision of the living soul a spiritual truth — the beauty of holiness, or the loathsomeness of sin — and at once does the heart so feel the truth as to act upon that feeling. THE CHURCH MAY HAVE A NAME TO LIVE, WHILE IN REALITY DEAD, FROM HAYING AN EXTERNAL MORALITY WITHOUT HUMILITY AND PIETY.(H. It is hurtful unto them that are without; for when they see how lazy such as go for professors be, how they have little else in them but talking and professing, and prating and hearing, this hardens the heart of them that are without, and makes them all think that religion is a matter of nothing. Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. The alarm was magnetic. The practical reception of this doctrine in the Church lies at the foundation of a religion for sinners.II. of man that looketh only on the outside. Keenly alive to the greatness of its wants, and as alive to the willing fulness of the Lord, its desires are continually travelling upwards from these wants to that fulness, in the inward breathings of prayer, if not with its audible words.IV. Walk through the British Museum, and you will see all the orders of animals standing in their various places, and exhibiting themselves with the utmost possible propriety. He that has but a name to live, feels no satisfaction and joy in approaching to God.3. Our chief concern is with one infinitely greater: He that judges us is the Lord.11. Well, I thought, there is just that difference between the for-realist and the true Christian. Why would you do no more for Me? was satisfied with his government of the American colonies; he therefore refused to remedy its abuses, and his satisfaction cost him these colonies. Like the hero of the Old Testament Book with his locks cropped, they go out as of old to exercise themselves, and they wist not that their strength has departed from them till they try a death-grapple with the Philistines, and then they find it out fast enough. Commonly we see it fall out, as the Prophet Hosea said, "Like people, like priest" (Hosea 4:9). How different with the soul that really lives! Fenner, B. D.)Death in the ChurchA. Now when a man is not pardoned of God, he is dead, though he have never so many hopes and conceits of forgiveness.2. W. Cunningham.I. THIS SUBJECT ADDRESSES ITSELF TO THREE DESCRIPTIONS OF CHARACTER.1. A shadowy loveliness is seen to linger on the lifeless features. Ay! A great many of our communities I am afraid are living on the past. The practical reception of this doctrine in the Church lies at the foundation of a religion for sinners.II. CHRIST HATH A PERFECT KNOWLEDGE OF EVERY ONE'S WORKS.1. Read verse in King James Version There are no circumstances so bad as to render goodness impossible.2. How inconsiderable a thing is it to be judged of man in this day! (b) "The city of my God." He that has but a name to live, feels no satisfaction and joy in approaching to God.3. Held on by dead clay and rotting cords, it merely stuck to the living tree, a withered and unsightly thing. First of all, then, let us try to understand what sort of a Church it is that wants this vision. Perfect as to their number; none of them escape His notice or regard; perfect as to their nature and circumstances, and as to the springs and aims of those that do them. There is this essential distinction, spiritual life is absent.(C. range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed
How strange is it that it should be brought into dispute, whether He be truly and properly God! Ay! 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. The sadness of the case, to be dead, under a name to live, or of being alive.Application:1. Fenner, B. D.By dead I mean five things.1. One great characteristic of spiritual life, in the Bible, is the possession of SPIRITUAL SIGHT. NOTICE SOME OF THE SYMPTOMS OF THE AFFECTING STATE DESCRIBED IN THE TEXT.1. Another symptom of this affecting state is worldly-mindedness.4. Another use is of terror against us. In the visible Church of Christ there are many who have nothing of religion but its lifeless and worthless form. The reasons are, first — this is to be farthest off from religion; because himself will not, and others cannot so effectually apply to him the means of recovery, he being in his own and others' judgment a true convert. About how many of our Churches and of the individual Christians who take up the profession of Christ and connect themselves with ecclesiastical arrangements with such light hearts, may the same be said! 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.)Death in the ChurchA. The Holy Ghost is a Spirit of quickening, of conversion, of prayer, of holiness, and of comfort; for all these purposes the Lord Jesus communicates the Holy Spirit, and hence, He describes Himself as having the "seven Spirits of God."2. Thirdly, it is a fiat lie, when a man hath the name of a good Christian, and hath not the thing signified by the name. What is it that takes away the grievousness of it, but a lively heart?(Wm. 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.III. Many a man has felt he could surrender his entire property to God; but when the temptation arose of making a hundred dollars by a trick of the trade, he has chosen to be dishonest. OBSERVE THE DEPLORABLE STATE IN WHICH THE TEXT DESCRIBES THE CHURCH IN SARDIS TO HAVE BEEN.1. Thirdly, it is a fiat lie, when a man hath the name of a good Christian, and hath not the thing signified by the name. Such as the builder is, such is the building; as is the husbandman, so is the husbandry.(Wm. But their hearing is an empty thing. Ye know that there be abundance of poor, simple people, that knew not what true religion is, nay, maybe hate it, but yet they are led away with the show of it. The stars are the symbols of the angels, and the angels are the representatives of the teachers of the Churches; taking that for granted, is it not beautiful that our Lord should be represented, if I may so say, as holding in one hand the seven Spirits of life and in the other hand the seven stars, or to put away the emblem, and to take another figure in Scripture, in the right hand He held the golden vase full of the anointing oil, in the other hand an empty chalice into which it was poured. WHAT IS NECESSARY TO GIVE A MAN A NAME TO LIVE?1. Fifthly, it is an impudent thing. Again, they do a great deal of hurt unto comers on. In what manner Christ knows men's works. 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. Sunday Sermon. In the winter time in our towns, when the water stops in the houses, why doesn't it come? One cause of spiritual death is self-satisfaction. The page of history presents to us some splendid examples, in which a body of troops, checked and dispirited for a time, have suddenly beheld the banner, or caught the voice of their leader; and at once, throwing away their doubts and fears, have returned to the fight, scaled the rampart, and crowned themselves with fresh triumphs and glory.IV. Tasker, D. D.)Semblances of lifeC. All sermon handouts will remain available. This is a poor thing, if this man now be not lively stone. Spring came singing, and with her fingers opened all the buds; summer came, with her dewy nights and sunny days, and brought out all the flowers; brown autumn came to shake the trees and reap the fields, and with music and dances and mirth to hold harvest-home; but that unhappy branch bore no fruit, nor flower, nor even leaf. Unconsciousness is the surest sign of spiritual decline. St. Paul was perpetually fighting against this exclusiveness, and was for ever teaching that in Christ Jesus there was "neither Jew nor Greek." "When wrong has been done to any of his servants here on earth, he will redress it in heaven, disallowing and reversing there the unrighteous decrees of earth. His self-satisfaction works his death. They employ language expressive of Christian experience, without possessing correspondent feelings. Twice is it named: "Thou hast kept my word;" "Thou hast kept the word of my patience." Lavington. He is the spirit of consolation, of adoption, of supplication, of holiness and wisdom, of power and of love, and of sound mind, and into all our deadness there will come the life-breath which shall surely quicken it all. To those whose case is described in the text. A CHURCH MAY BE SAID TO LIVE WHILE SHE IS DEAD, WHEN SHE HAS THE NAME OF CHRISTIAN WITHOUT THE DOCTRINES OF THE GOSPEL.1. In the sum of these doctrines we discover the fourth principle upon the influence of which the life of the Church depends, the doctrine of Free Grace. "He that hath the seven spirits of God."1. There is this essential distinction, spiritual life is absent.(C. Then, whatever else you may have, you are destitute indeed. If we desire to know our sins, God is able to show them unto us. Thus the first thought to be presented to the moribund Church is of the fulness of Divine life gathered into that Spirit who is not enclosed in inaccessible mysteries of deity, but going forth like the flame of the torch, like the glance of the eye, everywhere where men are. 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. Should a man lean himself upon God, and upon Christ, should a man apply all the promises of the gospel to his soul; alas, what of this? 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