Wednesday, July 14
Revelation 2:8-11 "And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: 'The words of the first and the last, who died and came to life...
think about it.
What does Jesus praise about this church (2:9-10)? What does He say to keep them moving forward (2:10-11)? What keeps you going in hard times?
Our four short verses on the church in Smyrna are sobering. They're also a little scary because they let us know what we might very well encounter as Christ-followers. But then, a life of comfort and ease has never been part of the promise of being a Christian.
So what do Jesus' words convey about our ability to press on for Christ in the here and now (regarding poverty as well as persecution)? Tami W.
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