“But I have a few things against you: you have some there who hold the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, so that they might eat food sacrificed to idols and practice sexual immorality. So also you have some who hold...
I know where you dwell, where Satan's throne is. Yet you hold fast my name, and you did not deny my faith even in the days of Antipas my faithful witness, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells. —Revelation 2:13 ESV
Jesus knows three things about the...
What do we know about the city of Pergamum?
55 miles north of Smyrna and 25 miles inland
Full of temples, altars, theatres, and art
Capital of the Roman province of Asia Minor
An intellectual center known for their medical and rhetorical studies
Home to the worship of Asclepius/Asklepios...
Join Jen Shoutta over on her podcast where she reflects on this past Sunday’s sermon as a guided prayer and meditation.
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By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. (1 John 3:16)
The church in Smyrna suffered severe persecution for their faith, and Jesus encouraged them to be faithful unto death, just as He had. Their faith...
Revelation 2:10b-11 ESV
Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life. 11 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who conquers will not be hurt by the second death.’
Revelation 2:10 ESV
10 Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of...
Revelation 2:9 ESV
9 “‘I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich) and the slander of those who say that they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
The Amplified version says it this way:
9 ‘I know your...
On this National Day of Prayer, let’s pray together for our nation:
2023 National Prayer For America
We come with fervent hearts to praise You, Lord.
You are The Word, the Way, Truth, and Life.
The Alpha and Omega, Lion of Judah, Almighty God
who was, and is, and is to come. You...
“John wrote the book of Revelation for dissident disciples. He wrote it for those who were willing to die before they would compromise, who would resist the empire at any cost. This is a book that calls us to civil disobedience.” —Revelation for the Rest of Us by Scot...