Background
• The Church in Philadelphia was not a very big church.
• The city of Philadelphia was not extremely large, but it was on an important road and was considered a gateway from east to west.
• The city had a great many monuments to Greek gods and many people passed through the city on a yearly basis.
• As seems to be the case in so many towns throughout the Roman Empire, there was a sizable Jewish population which was hostile to the Christian faith.

CHURCH IN PHILADELPHIA
Obstacles
• 1) Small Church
• 2) Under Attack
Opportunities
• 1) Open Door
• 2) Almighty God

CHURCH IN AMERICA
Obstacles
• 1) Ignorance
• 2) Indifference
• 3) Intimidation
Opportunities
• 1) Open Door
• 2) Almighty God

CHURCH IN A TINY TOWN (MCC)
Obstacles
• 1) Small Size
• 2) Remote Location
• 3) Limited Resources
• 4) Marginal Influence
Opportunities
• 1) Almighty God (Isaiah 40:28-31)
• 2) Open Door?