11/12/2017

Fearless & faithful in affliction

Passage: Revelation 2:8-11
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Bible Text: Revelation 2:8-11 | Preacher: Pastor Richard Stamey | Series: Letters to the Churches in Revelation | Fearless & faithful in affliction
The Church At Smyrna
Revelation 2:8-11

Romans 12:12

Get the right perspective

verse 9

 

Get the right perspective

Matthew 5:10

 

Get the right perspective

James 1:2-4

 

Don’t Fear Persecution

Verse 10

 

To glorify God Daniel 3:16-18, 23-25

To discipline for known sin Hebrews 12:5-11, James 4:17,   Romans 14:23, 1 John 1:9

To prevent us from falling into sin 1 Peter 4:1-2

To keep us from pride Galatians 4:15; 6:11

To cause growth Romans 5:3-5

To teach obedience and discipline Acts 9:15-16, Philippians 4:11-13

To equip us to comfort others 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

To prove the reality of Christ in us 2 Corinthians 4:7-11

 

Be Faithful Whatever the Cost

Verse 10b

 

Crown of Life
For those who have suffered for His sake Revelation 2:10, James 1:12

Crown of Righteousness
For those who loved His appearing 2 Timothy 4:8

Crown of Glory
Who those who fed the flock 1 Peter 5:10

Crown Incorruptible
For those who press on steadfastly 1 Corinthians 9:25

Crown of Rejoicing
For those who win souls 1 Thessalonians 2:19

…“My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.

That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10

 

Eyes on the prize

Verse 11

Eyes on the prize

Opposition is an Opportunity to Overcome

Eyes on the prize

2 Corinthians 4:7-8 NCV

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