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The Seven Churches of Revelation

Seven Churches

The second and third chapters of the Apocalypse record seven letters that Jesus dictated to John to give to seven specific churches in the Roman province of Asia. I found this study particularly informative, and often quite different from what I found in the Biblical commentaries. It seems the churches were in cities along an ancient Roman mail route through Asia. Beginning in Ephesus, the route went north to Smyrna and Pergamum before turning east and south, first to Thyatira, then on to Sardis, Philadelphia and finally to Laodicea. The route ended where it began, directly west from Laodicea in Ephesus. Peter wrote to this area and four other Romans provinces (1Peter 1:1). It may very well be this is how copies of his letters were distributed to the churches, namely, using the ancient Roman mail routes. In any case, I hope the reader finds these studies both enjoyable and informative, and may the Lord bless you as you read and consider what Christ unveils to you.

Revelation 2 & 3

  1. Revelation 2:1 …………………………………. The Church of Ephesus
  2. Revelation 2:2 …………………………………. The Importance of the Church at Ephesus
  3. Revelation 2:2 …………………………………. Trouble in the Church of Ephesus
  4. Revelation 2:3-4 ……………………………….. Leaving Their First Love
  5. Revelation 2:4-5 ………………………………. The Persecution at Ephesus
  6. Revelation 2:6 …………………………………. The Nicolaitans at Ephesus
  7. Revelation 2:7 …………………………………. The Rewards of He Who Overcomes
  8. Revelation 2:8 …………………………………. The Church of Smyrna
  9. Revelation 2:9 …………………………………. What Does Jesus Know about Smyrna?
  10. Revelation 2:10 ……………………………….. Don’t Be Afraid of their Slander
  11. Revelation 2:10 ……………………………….. Wise as Serpents but Harmless as Doves
  12. Revelation 2:10 ……………………………….. You Will Have Tribulation Ten Days
  13. Revelation 2:11 ……………………………….. You Won’t Be Hurt by the Second Death
  14. Revelation 2:12 ……………………………….. The Church in Pergamos
  15. Revelation 2:13 ……………………………….. What Does Jesus Say about Pergamos?
  16. Revelation 2:14 ……………………………….. What Is the Doctrine of Balaam?
  17. Revelation 2:15 ……………………………….. Who Were the Nicolaitans?
  18. Revelation 2:16 ……………………………….. The Wrong Way to Preach the Gospel
  19. Revelation 2:17 ……………………………….. Hidden Manna
  20. Revelation 2:18 ……………………………….. The Church of Thyatira
  21. Revelation 2:19 ……………………………….. Deception in Thyatira
  22. Revelation 2:20 ……………………………….. What Do We Do with Jezebel?
  23. Revelation 2:21-23 …………………………… Jezebel’s Judgment & Killing with Death
  24. Revelation 2: 24 ………………………………. Rebuke the Adversary Until I Come
  25. Revelation 2:25-29 ……………………………. Ruling with Christ Through the Gospel
  26. Revelation 3:1-2 ………………………………. The Church of Sardis
  27. Revelation 3:1 …………………………………. The Seven Spirits of God
  28. Revelation 3:3 …………………………………. Repairing the Damage at Sardis
  29. Revelation 3:4-6 ………………………………. Jesus’ Boast of the Faithful at Sardis
  30. Revelation 3:7 …………………………………. The Church of Philadelphia
  31. Revelation 3:7 …………………………………. He Who Has the Key of David
  32. Revelation 3:8 …………………………………. Victory Over the Nations
  33. Revelation 3:9 …………………………………. The Synagogue of Satan
  34. Revelation 3:10 ……………………………….. The Word of Christ’s Patience
  35. Revelation 3:11-13 ……………………………. I Come Quickly
  36. Revelation 3:14-16 ……………………………. The Church of Laodicea
  37. Revelation 3:14 ……………………………….. The Amen, the Faithful and True Witness
  38. Revelation 3:17 ……………………………….. Being Rich and Increased with Goods
  39. Revelation 3:18 ……………………………….. Faith, the Currency of Heaven
  40. Revelation 3:19 ……………………………….. Zealously Affected by Jesus
  41. Revelation 3:20-22 …………………………… Jesus Knocking on the Door

 

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