Revelation 3:20 is an oft quoted passage to those people that are not Christians.


“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.”


Though this sounds like Jesus knocking on the door of a lost heart….it couldn’t be further from the truth.  This is a letter to His church, Laodicea.  It’s not to non Christians but to Christians.  He is knocking on the door of His church.  My question is WHY IS JESUS ON THE OUTSIDE AND THEY ARE STILL DOING CHURCH THINGS ON THE INSIDE?


This is eery.  


Jesus is knocking on the believers heart asking to come in.

Truth has no expiration date.  When true truth is preached , it will ring true even decades later for later generations.


Sometimes there will be something I will read that will speak with such power and conviction as it did when it came from the pulpit it was meant for.  It can have the same value and the same authority for us today if truth has no expiration date.


The question that is addressed below is basically “who is leading the church”?  Are we preaching what God wants us to preach or are we preaching what people want to hear? 


 Is the form the church is practicing today been dictated by sinners or by Scriptures?  


This is amazing from  the great Westminster preacher Bible expositor Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones.  It’s over 4 decades old and it speaks with power and conviction today of what was happening to the church then. But it sounds just like what is happening today.