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  • Smyrna: Grace Under Fire Series

    Contributed by David Gauthier on Jun 22, 2001
    based on 245 ratings
     | 19,242 views

    Jesus Himself identifies with the persecuted church, and offers His grace and words of comfort.

    Intro: The Persecuted Church · A prominent national leader in the unregistered Protestant house church movement in China was executed Oct. 14, 1999 by firing squad. · Chechen militants kidnapped a young Baptist deacon and are demanding that his church sell its building and use the money to pay ...read more

  • Smyrna Series

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Nicholas Dale on Aug 11, 2001
    based on 30 ratings
     | 5,375 views

    Encouragement to persevere

    Brinton 09-03-03 Smyrna Revelation 2:8-11 1. Introduction: We started last month to look at the letters written to the Seven Churches in Asia as a series. The book of Revelation was written by the apostle John whilst he was banished to the island of Patmos in traditionally AD 96 at a ...read more

  • The Revelation Of Jesus Christ

    Contributed by Mark Bouman on Nov 23, 2000
    based on 81 ratings
     | 11,578 views

    A small introduction to the Apocalypse of St. John and a verse by verse exposition of the first Chapter of the book.

    Introduction- A few years ago a friend asked me what I thought was the most important book of the Bible for our own day and age. My answer to him was a resounding, “The Revelation of Jesus Christ.” It is because, I believe, we are getting nearer and nearer to its literal fulfillment every day. ...read more

  • Study4 - Revelation Series

    Contributed by Stephen Schwartz on Dec 18, 2001
    based on 37 ratings
     | 2,524 views

    Study four of the Book of Revelation.

    Bitter Smyrna – The persecuted Church. Smyrna is the martyr church, the church that suffered martyrdom for Christ. The word Smyrna means “myrrh” and carries the meaning of suffering. Myrrh was a fragrance used in the burial rituals of ancient times. When Jesus was buried Myrrh was used to ...read more

  • The Fragrance Of Smyrna Series

    Contributed by Charles Mallory on Jan 24, 2002
    based on 44 ratings
     | 4,413 views

    Learning that we need to get serious about our quest for holiness of heart and life.

    I THINK IT IS SAFE TO SAY THAT IT IS REALLY DIFFICULT, IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE, FOR MOST MODERN DAY CHRISTIANS TO FULLY COMPREHEND WHAT IT MUST BE LIKE TO RISK ALL THEY HAVE FOR CHRIST! MOST, IF NOT ALL OF US, STILL STRUGGLE WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF BEING PUBLICLY EMBARRASSED, HUMILIATED, OR SOCIALLY ...read more

  • Smyrna: Some Things Money Cannot Buy Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jan 19, 2003
    based on 30 ratings
     | 3,082 views

    Money may actually distract us from Kingdom priorities. Some things money cannot buy are compassion for the needy, passion for the lost, and love for one another.

    I begin this morning with an invocation from my favorite poet, the bard of Baltimore, Ogden Nash, who addressed our favorite god in prayer: “Oh, money, money, money; some may think thee holy. But I cannot figure out how thou goest out so fast and how thou comest in so slowly.” Ogden Nash, ...read more

  • Ephesus The Great Series

    Contributed by Dan Campbell on Feb 3, 2003
    based on 33 ratings
     | 3,009 views

    The first century believers faced stiff opposition from political authorities determined to stop the spread of their message. Despite the increasingly harsh treatment, they were able to go a long way in fulfilling the Lord’s mandate to take the gospel to

    THE REVELATION OF JESUS part 3 EPHESUS THE GREAT Revelation 2:1-11 The first century believers faced stiff opposition from political authorities determined to stop the spread of their message. Despite the increasingly harsh treatment, they were able to go a long way in fulfilling the Lord’s ...read more

  • More To Being A Christian Series

    Contributed by Michael Dephillips on Feb 8, 2003
    based on 57 ratings
     | 5,151 views

    A look at the persecuted church

    A study of the Book of Revelation < The persecuted Church> #5 Rev. 2:8-11 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; [9] I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of ...read more

  • Smyrna The Persecuted Series

    Contributed by Dan Campbell on Feb 10, 2003
    based on 51 ratings
     | 4,889 views

    He was only three years old when his father died. It was of little consequence to the boy, for his father had been a killer. His mother took over the family trade and continued the boy’s education. She murdered her next husband with a dish of poisoned

    THE REVELATION OF JESUS part 4 SMYRNA - THE PERSECUTED Revelation 2:8-12 He was only three years old when his father died. It was of little consequence to the boy, for his father had been a killer. His mother took over the family trade and continued the boy’s education. She murdered her ...read more

  • Positive Presence In The Face Of Persecution Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Feb 10, 2003
    based on 35 ratings
     | 2,426 views

    2nd in a series on the seven Churches in Revelation. Looking at characteristics that help us have a positive presence in our community and in our church.

    POSITIVE PRESENCE IN THE FACE OF PERSECUTION A Study in the Churches of Revelation Revelation 2:8-11 INTRODUCTION: Last week we began our series “Everybody is Known for Something”, and explored what we should be known for based on Christ’s conversation with the church at Ephesus. We found out ...read more

  • How To Become A Holy Church

    Contributed by Dr. Craig Nelson on Jan 29, 2004
    based on 35 ratings
     | 4,956 views

    A call to personal Holiness from God’s perspective

    "But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: "Be holy, because I am holy." (1 Peter 1:15-16 NIV) God has called His sanctified Bride, the Church, to be holy (1 Cor 1:2). He has commanded that we "consecrate" or keep ourselves apart ...read more

  • Smyrna Series

    Contributed by Larry Brincefield on Sep 28, 2003
    based on 75 ratings
     | 10,774 views

    1. History of Smyrna (Modern day Izmir) 2. The Trials/Tribulations they faced. 3. Worsening Persecution 4. Their reward

    September 21, 2003 Title: 7 Churches of Revelation: Smyrna Text: Rev. 2:8-11 Introduction 1. During this series on the 7 Churches of Revelation, there are several things that we want to happen. A. We want to understand that Jesus is walking amongst the lampstands... He is walking amongst ...read more

  • A Tale Of Two Churches

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Oct 22, 2003
    based on 29 ratings
     | 2,221 views

    Jesus says to Smyrna, "you think you are poor, but you are rich!" but to Laodicea he says, "You think you are rich, but you are poor!"

    Revelation 2:8-11 & 3:14-22 September 28, 2003 A Tale of two Churches – Smyrna & Laodicea To the Church in Smyrna 8"To the angel of the church in Smyrna write: These are the words of him who is the First and the Last, who died and came to life again. 9I know your afflictions and your ...read more

  • The Crowned Church-Smyrna Series

    Contributed by Douglas Dudley on May 17, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 3,615 views

    DOES THE CHURCH SUFFER ON EARTH? HOW DO WE DEAL WITH IT AND WHAT IS THE CHURCH’S REWARD?

    The Crowned Church—Smyrna Text—Revelation 2:8-11 Introduction. Clarence Jordan, the author of “Cotton Patch”, is a minister in Americus, Georgia. Jordan was getting a red-carpet tour of another minister’s church. Now Clarence was the minister of a poor, struggling, inter-racial congregation ...read more

  • Savior's Best Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on May 31, 2005
    based on 13 ratings
     | 3,400 views

    This is the 3rd sermon in the series "Are You Prepared".

    Series: Are You Prepared? (Revelation) [#3] SAVIOR’S BEST Revelation 2:8-11 Introduction: Why do bad things happen to Christians? Why does evil people seem to prosper? When bad things happen is it because of something I have done wrong? I have heard these questions asked many times. ...read more