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. 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}
  5. John, A Fellow-Participant in the Kingdom - (Revelation 1:9 - John functions as a surrogate for faithful believers, especially the seven churches of Asia) - {PDF Copy}
  6. First Vision - Son of Man - (Revelation 1:9-20John's vision of Jesus walking among the seven golden lampstands) - {PDF Copy}
  7. Introduction to the Seven Churches - (An overview of the letters to the Seven Churches of Asia) - {PDF Copy}
  8. 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}
  9. The Church at Smyrna - (Revelation 2:8-11The church at Smyrna is promised more tribulation based on its past faithfulness in persecution) - {PDF Copy}
  10. The Church at Pergamos - (Revelation 2:12-17The church at Pergamos is corrected for tolerating the teachings of “Balaam”) - {PDF Copy}
  11. The Church at Thyatira - (Revelation 2:18-29The prophetess, “Jezebel,” deceived many saints at Thyatira into accommodating idolatrous practices ) - {PDF Copy}
  12. 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}
  13. 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}
  14. 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. Tribulation, Kingdom, Endurance - (Exiled on Patmos, John is a “fellow-participant” in the tribulation, kingdom, and endurance - “In Jesus” – Revelation 1:9) - {PDF Copy}
  3. The Isle of Patmos - {PDF Copy} - (John was exiled on Patmos for the testimony of Jesus)
  4. 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)
  5. The Beginning of the Creation of God - (Revelation 3:14 - In his Death and Resurrection, Jesus inaugurated the New Creation) - {PDF Copy}
  6. The Nicolaitans - (A teaching in several of the churches of Asia that promoted compromise with idolatry and emperor worship) - {PDF Copy}
  7. Kept from the Hour - (Revelation 3:10 - Did Jesus promise to remove the first-century church of Philadelphia from the earth?) - {PDF Copy}
  8. 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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