In our Scripture reading today, there was an interesting part of this verse. As many of us should be aware, this section of Revelation is interesting, as it deals with a Spiritually dead church. A church where for one reason or another, nobody gets involved outside of church activities. Oh, sure, they were well known for their actions and outreach, and other such stuff in the past. But that day? Jesus literally says that he is preparing to vomit them out of His mouth. They are not harried with persecution, or dealing with problems of internal heresy, no, theirs is a sin of indifference. Theirs is a sin of spiritual laziness. And it is something that we all stand accused of. How easy is it not to pray before meals, to thank God for what he provided? How easy is it to wake up or go to bed without going to God about your plans for the day or His plans for you the following day, and thanking Him for what He’s done? Take it from someone who knows: it’s really easy. And I could easily point to any single person in this room, or even those watching over the internet, and sure as rain, you know that you have a sin on your heart, and it may not be what the Laodiceans were dealing with, but some other secret sin in your heart: sins of pride, of jealousy and covetousness, of lust, of lies, and on and on. And what can I do at this point? I can call you out, and tell you to repent of this behavior, right? In the way that John the Baptist did: REPENT!! FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS AT HAND!! REPENT FROM THE WAYS OF THE WORLD AND TURN TOWARD THE GOD OF HEAVEN THAT BOUGHT YOU WITH HIS LIFE!! And let’s all be clear and honest: it wouldn’t do a lick of good. You know, I’ve actually heard people in one of the churches in this district, have a discussion about something that I preached on with them the week prior and when it was brought up, nobody had any clue what that person was saying. And why? Let me ask you all here today: who remembers my second sermon, without looking it up? Okay, maybe not the sermon, but surely the takeaway or the application, you could remember that, right? I am willing to bet nobody here can remember it. Why? Because most sermons I preach address an issue, and that calls for action, for a turning away from the ways of the world and into the arms of Jesus. I am offering a corrective, and NOBODY likes being told that they are wrong, do they? Of course not! We are rulers of our own lives and futures, right?