31 Jul CHURCHES OF REVELATION: 2. THE CHURCH AT SMYRNA – “KEEP GOING” (Revelation 2:8-11)
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THE BACK GROUND OF THE LETTER
The poor and persecuted Smyrnean Christians
THE MESSAGE OF THE LETTER
I know your suffering and poverty – Yet you are rich!
I know about the slander you suffer – Do not be afraid
You will suffer persecution for a time – Be faithful, even unto death, and I will give you life!
THE APPLICATION OF THE LETTER
Suffering is part of the experience of the disciple of Jesus – The reward is eternal life!