Series: Asleep | Week 2: Stay Strong to the End

Read Revelation 3:7 in your personal Bible or at the link provided.


  1. How does Jesus describe Himself?
  2. What does He hold?
  3. What power does He have?


Jesus begins His letter to Philadelphia by pointing to His divinity, authenticity, and authority. The key of David represents His access to the Kingdom, opening and closing doors and connecting God’s presence with us right now. When the church began in Philadelphia, believers walked through an open door to become an outpost for spreading the love of Jesus.

We all experience moments of open and closed doors in our lives. In both celebration and disappointment, what we believe about God dictates how we respond. God wants us to keep our eyes on Him and His character. When we know that He’s the one providing or denying opportunities according to His compassion and plans, we receive strength.

When you face a closed door, trust that Jesus has a better plan for your life than you do. When you face an open door, trust that He’s the only one holy, true, and in control. The way you respond to new opportunities should always reflect your trust in Him. If He opens a door for you to share the gospel, love your neighbor, and bring Him glory, walk through it!


  • What comes to mind when you think of God and His character? Does it line up with the Scripture you read today?
  • How do you typically respond when you face a closed door? What about an open door? Do you look to God more in one situation versus the other, and why?
  • What opportunities to share God’s love might be in front of you now? What step can you take to walk through that door this week?

Pray through these questions, and write down what God is prompting you to do next. Share with a friend, and take a step to apply it.