The Book of Revelation The Church at Smyrna is called the persecuted Church. When Jesus Christ saw the persecution that was coming he wrote this church a love letter. Jesus our savior said to those who were, and are afflicted on every side, trust me, I’ve got this! This letter is one of my favorites to any of the churches. I find it to be particularly moving because of its relevance to the church today. So much false Doctrine, and acceptance of idol worship had permeated the church that they had become a liability to the nation around them. This letter is a call to repentance and purity to us today as much as it was to the church in Pergamos in 96AD. This is a hard letter. In this letter to the Church in Sardis, Jesus addresses the problem of the church acting alive, while being dead. This is a very convicting letter in which we see Christ call us to repentance, even as we are in the midst of our unfaithfulness. He that hath an ear let him hear! Join us as we look at the Majesty of God in his Royal Court Join us as we take a look at Revelation, Chapter 5 and the spectacle and wonder that takes place in Heaven, as Jesus Christ receives the Book of Revelation! In the first five chapters of the book of Revelation, we get to examine who we are in Christ, who Christ is, and what his throne looks like! Up until now we have been setting the stage for opening the seven sealed book. Join us tonight, as for the first time in this study, we will open the seven sealed Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ, and find out what is stored behind the first four seals! There is at times unnecessary confusion as to the difference between the 144,000 Jews that are sealed in the Great Tribulation, and the Bride of Christ. Join us as we explore Revelation chapter 7 and get an overview of the 144,000 Jews from the beginning of the Revelation of Jesus Christ, until the end of his millennial reign. Join us as we look at some of the most horrific judgement in the bible. In Revelation 1:3 the bible tells us: “Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.” As we read chapters 8 and 9 it is hard to conceive of a blessing springing from the words of this tribulation. However, as it sinks in; the inevitability and horror of the coming judgment, I find myself changed by the reading and understanding of this passage. Knowing that the future of this world is certain, I want to do all I can to change the future of each individual that still has a chance to miss it! 2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. 11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences. Join us as we look at God’s two superheroes that call down all the judgment during the time of great tribulation! We will see the grade stake that God uses to show us the time delineation throughout the book of Revelation. We will look at who the two olive trees are and why I think the scripture shows us they will be Moses and Elijah. As we embark on this adventure together, I hope that you will fall even more and love with your Savior!