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Dear Church

By: Peter Anderson

Date: 23rd September 2018

Time: 10:30am

This week, Pastor Pete unpacks Jesus’ message to the church in Smyrna. He saw their tribulations and their sufferings, but He urged them to remain faithful, even unto death. This message to stay faithful, no matter how difficult our circumstances are, is a timeless one and applies to the church even today.

Revelation 2:8-11

To the Church in Smyrna

“And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: ‘The words of the first and the last, who died and came to life.

“‘I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich) and the slander [1] of those who say that they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. 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 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.’ (ESV)

Footnotes

[1] 2:9 Greek blasphemy