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The Revelation of Jesus Christ. Outline of Revelation (1:19). I. “The things which you have seen” (1) ( Prologue / Vision) II. “The things which are” (2-3) ( Letters to the seven churches) “The things which shall take place hereafter” (4-22) (Tribulation / Return / Millennium).

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Outline of revelation 1 19
Outline of Revelation (1:19)

I. “The things which you have seen” (1)

(Prologue / Vision)

II. “The things which are” (2-3)

(Letters to the seven churches)

  • “The things which shall take place hereafter” (4-22)

    (Tribulation / Return / Millennium)


You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’(Revelation 2:1-7)a message by Bill EubanksGrand Prairie Bible Church10/15/06


Format of the seven letters
Format of the Seven Letters

  • Setting

  • Speaker

  • Strengths

  • Sin

  • Solution

  • Summons

  • Success


I setting
I. Setting

Ephesus

• 250,000 – 500,000

• “Lumen Asiae” – the commercial, political and religious center of Asia Minor

• free city

• imperial cult

• pagan worship

• the Artemisian



All flesh is like grass, and all its glorylike the flower of grass.The grass withers,and the flower falls off, but the Word of the LORDendures forever.


Ii speaker
II. Speaker

To the angel of the church at Ephesus write:

“The One who holds the seven stars

in His right hand,

the One who walks among the seven golden lampstands, says this:


Ii speaker1
II. Speaker

To the angel of the church at Ephesus write:

“The One who holds the seven stars

in His right hand,

the One who walks among the seven golden lampstands, says this:


Iii strengths
III. Strengths

I know your deeds:

1. your labor of ministry

2. your discipline of evil

3. your doctrinal purity

4. your perseverance and endurance

5. you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans


Iv sin
IV. Sin

“But I have this against you, that you have left your first love.”


Iv sin1
IV. Sin

“You have left your first love.”

“They had lost the first flush of enthusiasm and excitement in their Christian life and had settled into a cold orthodoxy with more surface strength than depth.”

… Grant Osborne


Go and proclaim in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, “Thus says the Lord, ‘I remember concerning the devotion of your youth, the love of your betrothals, your following after Me in the wilderness, through a land not sown.’ ”

(Jer. 2:2)


V solution
V. Solution says the Lord,

• Remember!

• Repent!

• Repeat!

Warning: If no repentance, I will remove your lampstand.


Vi summons
VI. Summons says the Lord,

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches”


Success
Success says the Lord,

“To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God.”

“For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world--our faith. Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?” (1 John 5:4-5)


Success1
Success says the Lord,

“To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God.”

Gen. 2:9; 3:22

Rev. 22:2, 14, 19


Where is the blessedness I knew says the Lord,

When first I saw the Lord?

Where is the soul-refreshing view

of Jesus and His Word?

… William Cowper


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