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Revelation 2:8-11 Bible Study

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Jesus knows that we will:

Face tribulation
Experience poverty (lack some of what the world deems rich)
Be slandered (particularly by those claiming to be “like us”)
It remains important for genuine Christians to articulate what we do and do not mean.
When Jewish leaders in places like Smyrna denounced the Christians as no longer truly Jewish, it is not surprising that the Jewish Christians would respond, “It is you who have cut yourselves off from your heritage in God’s covenant.” Some
When Jewish leaders in places like Smyrna denounced the Christians as no longer truly Jewish, it is not surprising that the Jewish Christians would respond, “It is you who have cut yourselves off from your heritage in God’s covenant.” Some

When Jewish leaders in places like Smyrna denounced the Christians as no longer truly Jewish, it is not surprising that the Jewish Christians would respond, “It is you who have cut yourselves off from your heritage in God’s covenant.” Some

it remains important for genuine Christians to articulate what we do and do not mean.

We are reminded:

We will (almost assuredly) suffer (in some way)
If not death, than something else near and dear to us.
Family
Relationships
Money
Job opps
Our enemy is the devil
Not those we disagree with
Not those who oppose us
The testing is for our good ( - they came out better than then went into the trial)
Our faith, accomplished for us by Christ, will guarantee our crown of life (basically, you will win at life)

We must count the cost:

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