Kevin Burrow: A Sermon about Laodicea’s Self-Deception

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Kevin Burrow: A Sermon about Laodicea’s Self-Deception (Revelation 3:14-22)

Kevin Burrow, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Eastland, Texas, examines self-deception as it is described in the letter to Laodicea. He starts with the lukewarm nature of the church in Laodicea, which Jesus condemned. He then considers Laodicea’s prosperity—the wealth they thought provided everything they needed. Jesus pointed out that in reality, their wealth blinded them to what they lacked. Jesus then called the church in Laodicea to find what it needed in him. He still calls us to find what we need in him.

This sermon was delivered on Oct. 20, 2019, during the morning worship service at First Baptist Church in Eastland. It was the last in a series titled “Dear Church: A Look at the Seven Churches” about the seven churches named in Revelation 2-3. Audio for this sermon is available here.




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