Seven Churches

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  1. A Brief Introduction to the Book of Revelation - {PDF Copy} - (Background information plus an outline of the Book)
  2. The Prologue to Revelation - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 1:1-3 - The opening paragraphs presents the key themes of the book and introduces its intended audience)
  3. Greetings to the Seven Churches - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 1:4-8 - The salutation from the Throne to the seven churches of Asia highlights the main themes of the book, especially the present reign of Jesus)
  4. The Ruler of the Kings of the Earth - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 1:4-6 - According to the book of Revelation, Jesus already rules over the kings of the earth)
  5. The First Vision - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 1:9-20 - John sees the risen Son of Man walking among the churches)
  6. Introduction to the Seven Churches of Asia - {PDF Copy} - (The visitation of Jesus to each of the Seven Churches prepares the reader to understand the visions that follow the seven letters to the churches of Asia)
  7. The Church at Ephesus - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 2:1-7 - The messenger of the assembly at Ephesus is commended for rejecting false apostles but chastised for losing his “first love")
  8. The Church at Smyrna - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 2:8-11 - The church at Smyrna is promised more tribulation based on its past faithfulness in persecution)
  9. The Church at Pergamos - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 2:12-17 - The church at Pergamos is corrected for tolerating the teachings of “Balaam”)
  10. The Church at Thyatira - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 2:18-29 - The prophetess, “Jezebel,” deceived many saints at Thyatira into accommodating idolatrous practices)
  11. The Church at Sardis - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 3:1-6 - The church in the city of Sardis receives no commendation, only warnings, and a summons to repent)
  12. The Church at Philadelphia - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 3:7-13 - Like the church at Smyrna, Philadelphia receives no correction. She is faithful and, therefore, will be kept from the hour of trial)
  13. The Church at Laodicea - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 3:14-22 - The church at Laodicea receives no commendation, only correction)
  1. Tribulation, Kingdom, Endurance - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 1:9Exiled on Patmos, John is a “fellow-participant” in the tribulation, kingdom, and endurance - “In Jesus” )
  2. The Season of Fulfillment - {PDF Copy} - (The book of Revelation applies key verses from Daniel to the age of fulfillment that began with the Death and Resurrection of Jesus)
  3. Unsealing Daniel's Scroll - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 1:1-3 - The “scroll” that Daniel was commanded to “seal shut” is unsealed and its contents unveiled in the book of Revelation)
  4. The Death and Exaltation of Jesus in the Book of Revelation - {PDF Copy} - (In Revelation, the Exaltation and Sovereignty of Jesus are based on his past Death and Resurrection)
  5. Taking Revelation's Target Audience Seriously - {PDF Copy} - (The book is addressed to seven real churches that existed in the province of Asia in the first century A.D.)
  6. A Call to Action - The Seven Beatitudes of Revelation - {PDF Copy} - (Seven Beatitudes in Revelation summon the churches to faithfulness in suffering)
  7. The People of God in the book of Revelation - {PDF Copy} - (In Revelation, the saints of God are men and women from every nation redeemed by the Lamb)
  8. The Apocalyptic People of God - (The church is comprised of men and women from every nation redeemed by the death of Jesus) - {PDF Copy}
  9. The Nicolaitans - {PDF Copy} - (The deceivers and their false teaching in the churches of Asia)
  10. Kept from the Hour - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 3:10 - Did Jesus promise to remove the church at Philadelphia from the earth?)
Mountain Sunrise Photo by Mary Pokatova on Unsplash
Mountain Sunrise - Photo by Mary Pokatova on Unsplash


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