Be on Fire for God

Revelation 3:14-22 New King James Version (NKJV)

14 “And to the [a]angel of the church [b]of the Laodiceans write,

‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: 15 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. 16 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither [c]cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. 17 Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked— 18 I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten.[d] Therefore be [e]zealous and repent. 20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. 21 To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also 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.” ’ ”


  1. God will spit out the lukewarm (v. 14-16)

  2. Be rich in Christ (v. 17-18)

  3. Hear what the Spirit is saying (v. 19-22)

Giving - An integral Part of true worship

2 Chronicles 29:10-17 New King James Version (NKJV)

10 “Now it is in my heart to make a covenant with the Lord God of Israel, that His fierce wrath may turn away from us. 11 My sons, do not be negligent now, for the Lord has chosen you to stand before Him, to serve Him, and that you should minister to Him and burn incense.”

12 Then these Levites arose: Mahath the son of Amasai and Joel the son of Azariah, of the sons of the Kohathites; of the sons of Merari, Kish the son of Abdi and Azariah the son of Jehallelel; of the Gershonites, Joah the son of Zimmah and Eden the son of Joah; 13 of the sons of Elizaphan, Shimri and Jeiel; of the sons of Asaph, Zechariah and Mattaniah; 14 of the sons of Heman, Jehiel and Shimei; and of the sons of Jeduthun, Shemaiah and Uzziel.

15 And they gathered their brethren, sanctified[a] themselves, and went according to the commandment of the king, at the words of the Lord, to cleanse the house of the Lord. 16 Then the priests went into the inner part of the house of the Lord to cleanse it, and brought out all the debris that they found in the temple of the Lord to the court of the house of the Lord. And the Levites took it out and carried it to the Brook Kidron.

17 Now they began to [b]sanctify on the first day of the first month, and on the eighth day of the month they came to the vestibule of the Lord. So they sanctified the house of the Lord in eight days, and on the sixteenth day of the first month they finished.


Introduction: There can be no true worship without giving, of ourselves first and our time, talent and money. The box that Jehoiada prepared for the offerings of God’s people in the temple signifies 3 truths about our giving that shows that is is an integral part of out worship today.

  1. At the __________________ of worship is giving
    ”took the it at the right side as one enters the temple”

  2. At the ___________________ of worship is giving
    ”bored a hole in its lid”

  3. At the _________________ of worship is giving
    ”set it beside the altar”

Resting in God

Matthew 11:28-30 New King James Version (NKJV)

28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am [a]gentle and lowly in heart,and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”


  1. The Background
    A. The rebellion of Absalom
    B. As a consequence of David’s Sin

  2. The Cursing of Shimei
    A. The vindictive spirit of Shimei
    B. The violence of Shimei
    C. Shimei’s condemnation of David

  3. The Proposal of Abishai
    A. His view of Shimei
    B. His loyalty to his king
    C. His request to David