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Autumn 2017 teaching programme

As the first chapter of the book of Revelation explains, the apostle John was given a vision of events leading up to the return of Jesus Christ. Part of the instruction that John received was: "What you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea."

The seven churches described in Revelation 2-3 are seven literal churches at the time that John the apostle was writing Revelation. Though they were literal churches in that time, there is also spiritual significance for churches and believers today. The first purpose of the letters was to communicate with the literal churches and meet their needs at that time. The second purpose is to reveal seven different types of individuals/churches and instruct them in God's truth.

At MBC, our focus at our 11.00 am services during autumn 2017 will be on what message God is giving us today through the seven churches. The seven churches are

(1) Ephesus (Revelation 2:1-7) - the church that had forsaken its first love (2:4) - September 24

(2) Smyrna (Revelation 2:8-11) - the church that would suffer persecution (2:10) - October 8

(3) Pergamum (Revelation 2:12-17) - the church that needed to repent (2:16) - October 15

(4) Thyatira (Revelation 2:18-29) - the church that had a false prophetess (2:20) - October 22

(5) Sardis (Revelation 3:1-6) - the church that had fallen asleep (3:2) - October 29

(6) Philadelphia (Revelation 3:7-13) - the church that had endured patiently (3:10) - November 19

(7) Laodicea (Revelation 3:14-22) - the church with the lukewarm faith (3:16) - November 26

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Please click here to find the PowerPoint files that link to this series. You can view these presentations in conjunction with the audio recordings of the sermons.