EPHESUS (Revelation 2:1-7)

1.   Explain the symbolism Jesus uses in identifying Himself. (2:1, 1:20)

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2.   For what does He commend the church at Ephesus? (2:2-3,6)

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3.   For what does He rebuke the church at Ephesus? (2:4)  What might that mean?_____________________________________________________

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4.   How does HE advise the church at Ephesus? (2:5)

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And what if they don’t heed his advice?_____________________________

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5.   How will He reward the over comers? (2:7) What might this mean?

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6.   Paul speaks to the Elders at Ephesus: (Acts 20:17-38)

a. How had he preached to them? (20:19-20, 31)______________________

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b. What characterized his message? (20:21, 27)_______________________

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c. What two things did he warn them of? (20:29-30)____________________

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d. What important example had he left them? (20:34-35)________________

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In Ephesians 6:24, what might Paul have meant by the words, “who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity?”___________________________________

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SMYRNA (Revelation 2:8-11)

1. How does Jesus identify himself? Explain. (2:8)

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2. For what does He commend the church at Smyrna? (2:9)

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c. (Luke 12:20-21, James 2:5)_____________________________________

3. Who is it that says they are Jews and are not? (2:9, Romans 2:28-29)

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4. Of what does HE warn and advise the church at Smyrna? (2:10)

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Why were they to suffer? (James 1:12, I Peter 1:7, 4:12)_________________

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What would be the results of their heeding his advice?__________________

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5. How will He reward the overcomers? What might this mean? (2:11, 20:6, 12, 14)______________________________________________________

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6. Are there saints today who these at Smyrna remind you of?____________

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Pergamos (Revelation 2:12-17)

1.   What does Jesus mean by His description of Himself? (2:12, 16, 1:16, Ephesians 6:17, Isaiah 49:2, Hebrews 4:12)__________________________

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2.   For what does He commend the church? (2:13)

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What did He mean by “My faith”? Consider “by the faith of the son of God” in Galatians 2:20.________________________________________________

3.   What did He say characterized the place where they dwelt? (2:13) What might that mean?______________________________________________

4.   What two corrections does HE bring to them? (2:14-15)

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5.   What was His one word of advise to the church? (2:16)_______________

What would be the results of their not heeding HIS advice? Explain.

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6.   How will He reward the over comers? (2:17)

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7.   Are there saints today who are persecuted as those at Pergamos were?

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Thyatira (Revelation 2:18-29)

1.   How does Jesus identify himself? (2:18, 1:14-15)

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2.   For what does He commend the church? (2:19)

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b.__________________________________________________________

c.__________________________________________________________

d.__________________________________________________________

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3.   For what did He rebuke the church? (2:20)________________________

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Could Jezebel’s teaching have concerned spiritual fornication and idolatry? Explain._____________________________________________________

What was He going to do with the situation? (2:21-23)__________________

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4.   What can we learn of God in Revelation 2:21? (Luke 13:6-9)___________

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5.   In verse 23 what might Jesus have meant when He said;

“I am He who searches the minds and hearts”._________________________

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“I will give to each of you according to your works”.____________________

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7.   How does He advise the church? (2:24-25)_________________________________________________________

8.   What does He offer the overcomers? (2:26-29)_____________________

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a. (Rev. 19:15, 20:6)___________________________________________

b. (2 Peter 1:19, Rev. 22:16)_____________________________________

SARDIS (Revelation 3:1-6)

1.   What might “the seven Spirits of God” and “the seven stars” mean? (3:1)

a. (1:4, 8:2)__________________________________________________

b. (1:16, 20)__________________________________________________

2.   Does He commend the church? Part of it? (3:4)_____________________

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Consider Matthew 22:11-14, Ephesians 5:25-27, Rev. 7:13-14, 16:15, 19:7-8.

3.   What did He rebuke the church for? (3:1c, 3:2b)

a. (Ephesians. 2:1,5)___________________________________________

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4.   What corrections did He advise the church to make? (3:2-3)

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5.   What awaits the overcomers? (3:5)______________________________

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a. (Revelation 19:7-8)__________________________________________

b. (Exodus 32:30-33, Philippians 4:3)______________________________

c. (Luke 12:8-9)_______________________________________________

PHILADELPHIA (Revelation 3:7-13)

1.   How does Jesus identify Himself? (3:7)

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c. (Isaiah 22:22)

2.   How does HE commend the Church? (3:8)

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What might be meant by “a little strength”?___________________________

What might be meant by “open door”? (I Corinthians 16:9, II Corinthians 2:12)

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3.   Who are they who say they are Jews and are not? (3:9)_______________

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Consider Romans 2:28-29_______________________________________

4.   Because they had persevered – passed the test – what was He going to do for them? (3:10)_______________________________________________

Consider Romans 5:3, I Peter 1:6-7, 4:12, 5:10, II Peter 2:9

5.   What did Jesus mean in verse 11 when He said,

“I come quickly”?______________________________________________

“hold fast what you have”?_______________________________________

“let no one take your crown”?_____________________________________

6.   What did HE say awaits the overcomer? (3:12)

a. Consider I Kings 7:21._________________________________________

b. Three Names   1)_____________________________________________

2) Revelation 21:2____________________________________________

3) Revelation 19:12___________________________________________

1.   How does Jesus identify Himself? Explain. (3:14)

a. (II Cor. 1:20)_______________________________________________

b. (Rev. 19:11)________________________________________________

c. (Col. 1:15-17, John 16:27)_____________________________________

2.   Does He commend the church?________________________________

3.   For what does HE rebuke the church? Explain. (3:15-17)_____________

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How was God going to respond to their spiritual condition? Explain._______

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What was their attitude concerning their spiritual condition? Explain.

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What did HE observe concerning their spiritual condition? Explain.________

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4.   What advice did HE give them? Explain. (3:18-19)__________________

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a. (I Peter 1:7, James 2:5, Luke 12:20-21, Rev. 2:9)____________________

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b. (Rev. 7:14)________________________________________________

c. (Matthew 13:13, I Cor. 2:14)___________________________________

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5.   Explain verse 19 – “As many as O love, I rebuke and chasten”. (Hebrews 12:5-8)_____________________________________________________

6.   Explain verse 20 – “Behold I stand at the door and knock: If any man hear my voice, and open the door,____________________________________

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I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me”._____________

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7.   What awaits those who over come? Explain. (3:21)__________________

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(II Timothy 2:12, Rev. 2:26-27)__________________________________

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