Revelation 1-3

{SEVEN CHURCHES OF ASIA}
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  1. The Prologue to Revelation - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 1:1-3 - The first paragraph introduces the key themes, characters, and the addressees of the book)
  2. The Season is at Hand - {PDF Copy} - (According to Revelation, the “last days,” the “season of the end” began with the Death and Resurrection of Jesus)
  3. Greetings to the Seven Churches - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 1:4-8 - The salutation to the seven churches of Asia highlights the main themes of the book, especially the present reign of Jesus)
  4. Call to Action - Seven Beatitudes - {PDF Copy} - (Through a series of seven “beatitudes,” Revelation summons believers to faithfulness despite hostility and persecution)
  5. King of ALL Kings, and Ruler of the Kings of the Earth - (Revelation 1:4-6 - Jesus was exalted to rule the nations because of his Death and Resurrection) - {PDF Copy}
  6. Tribulation, Kingdom, Endurance - (Exiled on Patmos, John is a “fellow-participant” in the tribulation, kingdom, and endurance - “In Jesus” – Revelation 1:9) - {PDF Copy}
  7. First Vision - Son of Man - (Revelation 1:9-20John's vision of Jesus walking among the seven golden lampstands) - {PDF Copy}
  8. Introduction to the Seven Churches - (An overview of the letters to the Seven Churches of Asia) - {PDF Copy}
  9. The Church at Ephesus - (Revelation 2:1-7The messenger of the assembly at Ephesus is commended for rejecting false apostles but chastised for losing his “first love") - {PDF Copy}
  10. The Church at Smyrna - (Revelation 2:8-11The church at Smyrna is promised more tribulation based on its past faithfulness in persecution) - {PDF Copy}
  11. The Church at Pergamos - (Revelation 2:12-17The church at Pergamos is corrected for tolerating the teachings of “Balaam”) - {PDF Copy}
  12. The Church at Thyatira - (Revelation 2:18-29The prophetess, “Jezebel,” deceived many saints at Thyatira into accommodating idolatrous practices ) - {PDF Copy}
  13. The Church at Sardis - (Revelation 3:1-6The church in the city of Sardis receives no commendation, only warnings, and a summons to repent) - {PDF Copy}
  14. The Church at Philadelphia - (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 ) - {PDF Copy}
  15. The Church at Laodicea - (Revelation 3:14-22 - The church at Laodicea receives no commendation, only correction) - {PDF Copy}
{INDIVIDUAL TOPICS}
  1. The Lordly Day - (On the isle of Patmos, suddenly, John found himself “in the Spirit,” and projected into the “Day of the Lord” – Revelation 1:9-10) - {PDF Copy}
  2. The Isle of Patmos - {PDF Copy} - (John was exiled on Patmos for the testimony of Jesus)
  3. Kingdom...Priests - {PDF Copy} - (Christians reign with Jesus and fulfill their royal role as “priests” who render service to God in His “Tabernacle” - Revelation 1:5-6)
  4. The Beginning of the Creation of God - (Revelation 3:14 - In his Death and Resurrection, Jesus inaugurated the New Creation) - {PDF Copy}
  5. The Nicolaitans - (A teaching in several of the churches of Asia that promoted compromise with idolatry and emperor worship) - {PDF Copy}
  6. Kept from the Hour - (Revelation 3:10 - Did Jesus promise to remove the first-century church of Philadelphia from the earth?) - {PDF Copy}
  7. The Beginning of the Creation of God - (Revelation 3:14 - In his Death and Resurrection, Jesus inaugurated the New Creation) - {PDF Copy}
{ONLINE COMMENTARIES ON THE SEVEN CHURHCES}

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