1. Exposition

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

Revelation 3:8 (ESV)

8 “‘I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.

Christ certainly knew what was happening in this church of his (I know your works), for he as true God perceives all things. He assesses circumstances in the congregation at the end of Revelation 3:8, but first expresses what he has already done for his church in Philadelphia.