NMD 02a Rev 2 L1 L2
In the last study NMD 01 Rev 1 Authority we have seen the authority of Christ and the Assignment of John. In study NMD 02a Rev 2 L1 L2 we will study Revelation 2:1-11. We will study the two letters to the church of Ephesus and Smyrna. Before we go into details concerning these two letters we will mention a few significant details in relation to these 7 letters as a whole. When the 7th letter has been discussed we will give you a summary of all features for each letter.
Do you know where these letters came from? These letters came from Jesus Himself! Revelation 2 and 3 are the only parts of the Bible where we can read letters from Jesus. Imagine personally receiving a letter from Jesus. What would you think if you had just received a letter from your Creator? You would read it over and over again. You would show it to your family, friends, brothers and sisters. You would forward it to faraway friends and maybe to your Church magazine unless there were personal matters revealed that might be too painful to be mentioned because your shortcomings would be brought to light. Perhaps then you would not be so enthusiastic about the letters. Just read Rev 2:1-2.
Below the video can be started by pressing the picture on the left hand side while the sheets can be seen by pressing the picture on the right hand side.
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NMD 02a Points of discussion
These points of discussion are listed in the table below and are consecutively numbered from 1,2 etc. The points can be seen as a short summary of parts in the study, which are in sequential order. The answers are practically the full texts, which are given in the study. The added drawings are meant as reference points in this study.
|Points of discussion of NMD 02a Revelation 2 Letters to Ephesus and Smyrna|
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|Contents of points of discussion|
|1||Where do the letters, mentioned in the book of Revelation, come from?|
|2||How are the first two letters from the Lord called and for whom are these letters meant?|
Each letter has a characteristic. Do you know the characteristics of the first two letters?
|4||What does the number seven in General mean and what does it mean for these letters in particular?|
|5||How can you see that the Lord was fully informed of the situation in the Church at Ephesus?|
|6||The Lord says in Rev 2:4 “Yet I hold this against you”. What does He mean with that?|
|7||What is meant in Rev 2:6 when He says: “but this you have before, that you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate”?|
|8||What does the Church at Smyrna suffer from even though it gets praising words from the Lord?|
What does the Church at Smyrna constantly face?
|10||Is there an explanation for the fact that the believers in Smyrna are so highly persecuted and by whom are they persecuted ?|
What is the individual note in the first and second letters?
|12||What is meant by the composition of the letters?|
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