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Title: Seven Churches of Asia


1
Seven Churches of Asia
  • Revelation Chapters 2 and 3

2
1 Ephesus 2 Smyrna 3 Pergamos 4 Thyatira 5
Sardis 6 Philadelphia 7 Laodicea
3
Pergamos
The Church at Pergamos
Smyrna
Ephesus
4
Pergamos
Pergamum
  • Revelation 212-17

5
Ancient Ruins of Pergamos
  • Official Capital of Asia Minor
  • Pliny the governor called it the most illustrious
    city in Asia

Courtesy of www.holylandphotos.org
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Pergamos
Had a library that boasted 200,000 volumes The
invention of Parchment Ultimately, the library
was moved to Egypt to be presented to Cleopatra
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Pergamums Paganism
Courtesy of www.bibleplaces.com
The god of healing, Aesculapius received worship
in cultic centers around the Greek and Roman
world.
In the 2nd c. A.D., Hadrian further developed the
center and it was added to the list of "wonders
of the world."
8
Pergamums Theatre
Courtesy of www.holylandphotos.org
9
Pegamums Theatre
Pergamums Theatre
Courtesy of www.holylandphotos.org
10
Reconstruction of the great altar
Eumenes II actively promoted of the worship of
Zeus and the other Olympian gods in Pergamum.
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Pergamums Paganism
Courtesy www.bibleplaces.com
12
Temple of Trajan
Courtesy of www.holylandphotos.org
13
Coins of Pergamos
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Introduction of Speaker
And to the angel of the church in Pergamos
write These things saith he which hath the sharp
sword with two edges Rev.212
Sharp sword
Two Edges
16
Words of Praise
I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even
where Satan's seat is and thou holdest fast my
name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those
days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who
was slain among you, where Satan
dwelleth Rev.213
17
Satans Seat
Held fast
Bad Environment
Not Denied
Antipas Martyred
Nero
18
Words of Condemnation
But I have a few things against thee, because
thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of
Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock
before the children of Israel, to eat things
sacrificed unto idols, and to commit
fornication. Rev.214
19
Words of Condemnation
So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of
the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. Rev.215
Fornication and eating things sacrificed to idols
20
Warning
Repent or else I will come unto thee quickly,
and will fight against them with the sword of my
mouth. Rev.216
Repent Change conduct Fight against wrath of
God
21
Promise
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the
Spirit saith unto the churches To him that
overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden
manna, and will give him a white stone, and in
the stone a new name written, which no man
knoweth saving he that receiveth
it. Rev.217
22
Promise
Overcometh...
1. Hidden Manna 2. White Stone 3. New Name
23
Lessons
1.Can live true in any locality 2.Love the sinner
and hate sin 3.Promises to the ones who overcome
sin 4.Must not cause others to sin
24
Pergamos
Pergamum
  • Revelation 212-17

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Seven Churches of Asia
  • Revelation Chapters 2 and 3

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Sermon by Arthur Pigman Evans Church of Christ
515 Gibbs Road Evans, Ga. 30809 706-855-1249 arth
urpigman_at_cybrtyme.com Sunday Evening Nov.13, 05
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