By Michael Catt
The Revelation Of Jesus Christ To The Church At Smyrna:
“What Comes Out Of You When You Are Squeezed?”
There are two universal languages:
“He Is Able” – My emotions run together in a flood of doubt and pain. We’ve prayed as best we can, now we must leave it in His hands. Yet, I know when my eyes fail to see, He is able. Even though it seems impossible to me, He is able. If He chooses not to move in the way we prayed He would, confident He’s working all together for my good, I will stand, behind His Word, for He is able.
Church history and tradition tell us that all the apostles died as martyrs except for John – who most likely died in exile.
I. THE CHURCH IN THE CITY. 2:8
II. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE WRITER. 2:8
“the first and the last”
“who was dead, and has come to life”
“I know” v. 9
III. THE COMPLIMENT OF THE LORD TO THE CHURCH. 2:9 A. He evaluates their condition.
B. He tells us where the persecution is coming from:
C. He encourages the congregation.
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