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  • The Suffering Church Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Sep 29, 2006
    based on 6 ratings

    The church was suffering, but Jesus was with them.

    INTRODUCTION  SLIDE #1  What would you do if not too long after you became a Christian, bad things started happening to you?  What would you do if when you became a Christian, people started persecuting you, you lost your job, you lost all of your possessions, and more

  • The Suffering Church Series

    Contributed by Jeff Such on Mar 7, 2011

    A closer look at the 7 Churches found in the Book of Revelation and what it means for the church today.

    The Suffering Church The 7 Churches of Revelation January 22nd & 23rd Today we continue our series on the 7 Churches of Revelation. Let’s look at Christ’s message to the church at Smyrna. Background: The Smyrna church was 40 miles north of Ephesus. It was called a city of more

  • Smyrna, The Suffering Church Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 6, 2002
    based on 17 ratings

    The faithful of Smyrna suffered hardship, but they were spiritually prosperous and steadfast in their devotion to Christ.

    "Smyrna-the Suffering Church" -Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts. Sermon series on the Letters to the 7 Churches of Rev 2-3 When school report cards are issued, it’s can be a stressful time. Any assessment we receive is supposed to help us see our more

  • Leadership In The Suffering Church Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Feb 1, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    Exposition of 1 Peter 4:1-4

    Text: 1 Peter 5:1-4, Title: Leadership in the Suffering Church, Date/Place: LSCC, 3/5/06, AM A. Opening illustration: Quoted from Pastoral Life magazine: One Sunday morning a pastor got up in the pulpit and apologized for the Band-aid on his face. He said "I was thinking about my sermon while more

  • Remembrance Day And The Suffering Church

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Nov 10, 2006
    based on 10 ratings

    Many churches link Remembrance Day and the Suffering Church finding help in both life situations in David’s testimony of God who Forgives, Heals, Preserve, Provides and Satisfies

    On Remembrance Day we’re reminded by the two minutes silence of the suffering and sacrifice by ordinary men and women in the interests of their nation and cherished values. It’s also appropriate to link Remembrance with the Persecuted and Suffering Church. Here in Britain the Christian Church more

  • Smyrna - The Suffering Church Series

    Contributed by David Moore on Aug 29, 2008
    based on 5 ratings

    This sermon presents the church at Smyrna as the suffering church, and show God’s purpose in suffering.

    Smyrna - The Suffering Church Text: Revelation 2:8-11. Introduction: In our first study of the seven churches we examined the church at Ephesus, the fallen church, this morning, we leave Ephesus behind and travel forty miles North up the coast of modern Turkey where we come to the ancient more

  • Suffering Church Sunday

    Contributed by Jonathan Campbell on Nov 5, 2007

    The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church. That blood is still being shed. In this sermon we name the top ten persecutors and finish with a look at Paul - the persecutor who became the persecuted.

    INTRODUCTORY COMMENTS More than 200 million Christians in over 60 nations face persecution each day. We have heard of believers having boiling water poured down their throats. Other gruesome forms of torture are meted out to Christ’s sheep on a daily basis. The top ten persecutors - (1) North more

  • Smyrna: The Suffering Church Series

    Contributed by Terry Blankenship on Apr 2, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    What is the missing element of the church in America today? Suffering. Smyrna receives word from Jesus about The Preeminent Savior, The Persecuted Saints and The Promised Solace.

    Revelation 2:8-11 Smyrna: The Suffering Church Smyrna was the “Crown of Asia.” Beautiful in appearance, Smyrna was also known for her wealth, commerce and religion. But she was intolerant of intolerance. The more this church was “crushed”, the more fragrant she became. The missing element in more

  • Lessons From A Suffering Church Series

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Jan 14, 2014
    based on 1 rating

    The Church at Smyrna was a suffering church. They had experienced past afflictions and were going to encounter sever trials so they are encouraged to endure. A suffering church needs to look to their Lord and look to their future.

    Lessons from a Suffering Church Revelation 2:8-11 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. 9 I know your afflictions and your poverty-- yet you are rich! I know the slander of those who say they more

  • From The Blood Of Righteous Abel

    Contributed by David Moore on Nov 27, 2006
    based on 1 rating

    A message given on "Suffering Church Sunday"

    From The Blood of Righteous Abel Aim: To show how Christians should respond to persecution. Text: Matthew 23:31-39 (vs. 35 key vs.) Introduction: This morning our focus is upon the suffering church. Statistics from the January 2006 edition of the International Journal of Missionary more

  • Squinting Eyes In A Dark Cellar.

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Apr 27, 2018
    based on 1 rating

    We do not see see thing as they are --- we see things as we are! Perspective? We remember the cucumbers, leeks and onions? Is our focus so small, us four and no more? Please read this?

    SQUINTING EYES IN A DARK CELLAR! WE DO NOT SEE THINGS AS THEY ARE --- WE SEE THINGS AS WE ARE! Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. ( I do this in two parts, or you have to delete parts of it…) I have a pair of binoculars. (Binoculars is to see with both eyes) to focus more

  • Faithful To The End Series

    Contributed by David Welch on Mar 30, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    Fourth in the Revelation series focusing on the church at Smyrna-- the Suffering Church

    REVIEW I.PROLOGUE 1:1-20 II.Messages to the Seven churches 2-3 (Things with are) A. The Message to the church in Ephesus 2:1-7 The passionless church 1. Characteristic The one who guards the leadership in each church as He walks among them. 2. Commendation Jesus commended more

  • Suffering And Tribulation Pt 1 Series

    Contributed by David Welch on Apr 11, 2018
    based on 1 rating

    Fifth in a series from Revelation dealing with Smyrna the suffering Church

    The Revelation of Jesus Christ “Suffering for Jesus - 1” Review John wrote this book under direct orders from Jesus. Jesus appeared to him and commissioned him to write what he saw, what was and what was about to take place. This forms the outline of the book. John wrote during a time of severe more

  • What's So Great About It? Series

    Contributed by Guy Caley on Dec 15, 2001
    based on 34 ratings

    Peter reminds a suffering Church what’s so special about their "living hope."

    What’s So Great About It? Text: 1 Peter 1:3-12 Introduction Illustration: Farmer who was so fed up with His farm he wanted to sell it, but when he listed all the features of it with the realtor he realized he had all that he wanted Peter writes this letter to a church in the midst of more

  • Dying For The Cause

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on May 2, 2009
    based on 57 ratings

    The name Smyrna comes from the word for myrrh…which is known for releasing its wonderfully delightful fragrance…when crushed! This suffering church is symbolic of the 10 Great Persecutions from the 1st-3rd C. Link inc. to text, audio/video, PowerPoint.

    READING SOMEONE ELSE’S MAIL Dying For the Cause of Christ Rev. 2:8-11 Many years ago, when communism still held the Soviet Union in its iron clench, a little group of Christians met behind closed doors in the underground. This was a secret more