Revelation Chapter Three contains messages to Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea churches. Here are some talking points to summarize the chapter:
The church in Sardis is rebuked for having a reputation for being alive but dead. So they are called to wake up and strengthen what remains before it dies completely.
The church in Philadelphia is commended for its faithfulness and perseverance, even though they have little strength. Jesus promises to keep them from the hour of trial on the whole world.
The church in Laodicea is rebuked for being lukewarm, neither hot nor cold. They are called to repent and buy from Jesus gold refined by fire, white garments, and eye salve. Jesus says he stands at the door and knocks, and whoever opens it will come in and eat with them.
Jesus addresses each church as the one that holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. He knows their work and encourages them to overcome and be rewarded.
The letters to the churches contain both warnings and promises. Those who overcome will be clothed in white garments, have their names written in the Book of life, and be made pillars in the temple of God.
The chapter ends with a call to hear what the Spirit says to the churches.