"SEEING IN US WHAT JESUS SEES"

THE CHURCH IN SMYRNA

Rev. Lon Lorton

May 7, 2017

Revelation 2:8-11

1.  Jesus knows your trouble.  (Verse 8)

2.  Jesus knows your poverty.  (Verse 9)

3.  Jesus knows your enemies.  (Verse 9)

4.  Jesus says, "Do not fear."  (Verse 10)

5.  Jesus says, "Be faithful."  (Verses 10-11)

"I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.  I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound.  In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.  I can do all things through Him who strengthens me."  Philippians 4:11-13

The call from Jesus remains the same over the centuries: "Fear not!  Be faithful!  Be encouraged!  But buckle up!"