1. Exposition

Was Jesus Christ pleased with how things were going in the church of Sardis?

Revelation 3:1 (ESV)

1 “And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: ‘The words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. “‘I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead.

Christ certainly knew what was happening in this church of his (I know your works), for as true God he perceives all things. He knew the positive reputation that circulated through Asia Minor concerning his church in Sardis, how people said that they were “alive,” flourishing. Jesus categorically disagreed: But you are dead.