The Letters to the Seven Churches Introduction

The Letters to the Seven Churches Introduction

7 Letters to 7 Churches Introduction

Author: Who is _____________?

This is a revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants the events that must soon take place. He sent an angel to present this revelation to His servant John, who faithfully reported everything He saw. This is his report of the word of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ.” Revelation 1:1-2 (NLT)

Date of the Book

Location: John clearly identified the __________ ____ __________ as the place where the book was written.

I, John, am your brother and your partner in suffering and in God’s Kingdom and in the patient endurance wo which Jesus calls us. I was exiled to the island of Patmos for preaching the Word of God and for my testimony about Jesus.” Revelation 1:9 (NLT)

“It was the Lord’s Day, and I was worshiping in the Spirit. Suddenly, I heard a loud voice behind me, a voice that sounded like a trumpet blast.” Revelation 1:10 (NLT)

1.  The Message John Received was for the _______________.

It [the voice] said, ‘Write in a book everything you see, and send it to the seven churches in the cities of Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea.’” Revelation 1:11 (NLT)

“This is the meaning of the mystery of the seven stars you saw in my right hand and the seven gold lampstands: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.” Revelation 1:20 (NLT)

“When I turned to see who was speaking to me, I saw seven gold lampstands. And standing in the middle of the lampstands was someone like the Son of Man.” Revelation 1:12-13 (NLT)

“He held seven stars in his right hand…” Revelation 1:16 (NLT)

2.  The 7 stars are the ___________ of the 7 churches.

A. The word “angel” simply means ___________________.
B. The word “angel” means ____________.
C. The word “Angel” refers to the human ____________________ or ____________ of the churches.

“For the lips of a priest ought to preserve knowledge, because he is the messenger of the Lord Almighty and people seek instruction from his mouth.” Malachi 2:7 (NIV)

3. The 7 Lampstands are the 7______________.

When I turned to see who was speaking to me, I saw seven gold lampstands. And standing in the middle of the lampstands was someone like the Son of Man.” Revelation 1:12-13 (NLT)

  •  ____________ is the Light on the Lampstand.
    I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” John 8:12 (NLT)
    “But who do you say that I am?” Matthew 16:15 (NLT)
  •  __________________ are the Light on the Lampstands.
    Jesus said, “But while I am still here in the world, I am the light of the world.” John 9:5(NLT)
    You are the light of the world – like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.” Matthew 5:14 (NLT)
    He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault.” Ephesians 5:27 (NLT)

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