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Easter Sunday

No 2 John 3:16; No 3 John 3:16; No Jude 3:16
Revelation 3:16 (ESV)
So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.
 
In this letter to the church located in Laodicea, we are confronted with this idea of being lukewarm. Geographically speaking, this idea made a lot of sense. To the north of Laodicea, is a place called Heirapolis, which is known for
its hot springs – which are used for relaxation. Colossae, another place close to Laodicea had this refreshing cold water that came from snow melt of the mountains. However, by the time the water reached Laodicea from both places it was lukewarm. Who likes lukewarm water? Definitely not me!
 
But this issue didn’t stop here, the church at Laodicea was being confronted with a heart issue – they were being lukewarm. Verse 17 says, “For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.
 
We may think we are rich and need nothing – but John 3:16 tells us something different. John 3:16 says that we need a Savior who came to die for us because we are wretched, poor, and blind. So, make the decision – do you want to be “hot” or “cold” for Jesus – because being lukewarm isn’t an option!
 
 
Questions:
What are some ways that you may have acted lukewarm recently? Pray for Jesus to forgive you and ask for the Holy Spirit to show you ways to be “hot” for Jesus!
 
How might you share this message with those around you? How can you be an example of what it means to “hot” for Jesus to those who appear to be lukewarm?
 
Activity:
Today – If you’re on social media – share John 3:16 this Easter day with the hashtag #40days. If you’re not on social media – share John 3:16 with at least one person who may not believe in Jesus. As you’ve traveled throughout these last 40 days, be prepared to answer any questions that follow through that sharing process!