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The Letter to the Church at Smyrna

February 23, 2022

Leadership Notes


Revelation 2:8-11


SMYRNA


Sometimes, things are worse than they seem. This is particularly true at Smyrna:


1. From verse nine, we know that the people in the church at Smyrna know that, while facing tribulation and poverty, they are also being slandered. They know that.


2. What they might not be aware of is that their opposition also comes from the devil. It will result in some of them going to prison soon. And this will result in them being tested to the point of death. Things will get worse.


Contrary to the promises of unicorns and rainbows from today's preachers of prosperity, here's something we learn from Smyrna.


FAITH DOES NOT NECESSARILY REMOVE THE STORMS OF LIFE,

BUT IT WILL ALWAYS CARRY US THROUGH THEM WITH PERFECT

PEACE.