Seven-Churches

{THE SEVEN CHURCHES OF ASIA}
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  1. The Prologue to the Book of Revelation - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 1:1-8 - The first paragraph introduces the key subjects and characters of the book)
  2. John, A Fellow-Participant in the Kingdom - {PDF Copy} - (John functions as a surrogate for faithful believers, especially the seven churches of Asia)
  3. The Isle of Patmos - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 1:9 - John was exiled to the island of Patmos for his testimony for Jesus)
  4. First Vision - Revelation 1:8-20 - {PDF Copy} - (John's vision of Jesus walking among seven golden lampstands)
  5. Introduction to the Seven Churches - {PDF Copy} - (An overview of the letters to the Seven Churches of Asia)
  6. The Church at Ephesus - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 2:1-7 - The messenger of the assembly at Ephesus is commended for rejecting false apostles but chastised for losing his “first love”)
  7. The Church at Smyrna - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 2:8-11The church at Smyrna is promised more tribulation based on its past faithfulness in persecution)
  8. The Church at Pergamos - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 2:12-17The church at Pergamos is corrected for tolerating the teachings of “Balaam”)
  9. The Church at Thyatira - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 2:18-29 - The prophetess, “Jezebel,” deceived many saints at Thyatira into accommodating idolatrous practices)
  10. The Church at Sardis - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 3:1-6The church in the city of Sardis receives no commendation, only warnings, and a summons to repent)
  11. The Church at Philadelphia - {PDF Copy} - (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)
  12. The Church at Laodicea - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 3:14-22 - The church at Laodicea receives no commendation, only correction)
  13. First Vision - Seven Lampstands - (PDF Download; a detailed study about the first vision of Jesus and the Seven Churches of Asia - Revelation 1:8 - 3:22)
  14. The Nicolaitans - {PDF Copy} - (A teaching in several of the churches of Asia that promoted compromise with idolatry and emperor worship)
  15. Kept from the Hour - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 3:10 - Did Jesus promise to remove the church at Philadelphia from the earth?)

{ONLINE COMMENTARIES ON THE SEVEN CHURCHES}
  1. The Epistles to the Seven Churches, (By Richard Trench. PDF - Read online or download [public domain]).
  2. Letters to the Seven Churches of Asia, (By William Ramsay. Read online or download PDF [Christian Classics Ethereal Library - ccel.org]).
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