Revelation 3:1-6

To the Church in Sardis

1 "And to the 1 angel of the church in Sardis write,
'These things says He who a has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: "I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.
2 "Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before 2 God. 3 b "Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and c repent. d Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you e as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you. 4 3 "You have f a few names 4 even in Sardis who have not g defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me h in white, for they are worthy. 5 "He who overcomes i shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not j blot out his name from the k Book of Life; but l I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. 6 m "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." '

  1. Cross References
    2 Timothy 1:12
    For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.
    2 Timothy 1:14
    That good thing which was committed to you, keep by the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.
  2. Cross References
    Titus 1:14
    Not giving heed to Jewish fables and commandments of men who turn from the truth.
  3. Cross References
    Titus 1:2
    In hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began.
  4. Cross References
    1 Timothy 1:2
    To Timothy, a true son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.
    2 Timothy 2:1
    You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
    Titus 1:4
    To Titus, a true son in our common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior.
  5. Cross References
    Acts 24:14
    But this I confess to you, that according to the Way which they call a sect, so I worship the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the Law and in the Prophets.
  6. Cross References
    1 Timothy 1:5
    Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith.
    1 Timothy 4:6
    If you instruct the brethren in these things, you will be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished in the words of faith and of the good doctrine which you have carefully followed.
  7. Cross References
    Acts 16:1
    Then he came to Derbe and Lystra. And behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a certain Jewish woman who believed, but his father was Greek.
  8. Cross References
    1 Timothy 4:14
    Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership.
  9. Cross References
    John 14:27
    Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
    Romans 8:15
    For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father.
    1 John 4:18
    There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
  10. Cross References
    Acts 1:8
    "But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."
  11. Cross References
    Mark 8:38
    "For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels."
    Luke 9:26
    For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own glory, and in His Father's, and of the holy angels.
    Romans 1:16
    For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.
    2 Timothy 1:12
    For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.
    2 Timothy 1:16
    The Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain.
  12. Cross References
    1 Timothy 2:6
    Who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
  13. Cross References
    Ephesians 3:1
    For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for you Gentiles -
    2 Timothy 1:16
    The Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain.
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