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Lesson 8 — Philadelphia


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This is the eighth lesson of a series based on the book Letters From The Lamb. This lesson covers the sixth of the letters to the seven churches of Asia in Revelation, the letter to Philadelphia

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Lesson 8 — Philadelphia

  1. 1. © 2009, Philadelphia
  2. 2. <ul><li>Area of major wine production </li></ul><ul><li>Sir William Ramsay said that Philadelphia was a “missionary city” </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Unstable city, built in zone of frequent earthquakes </li></ul><ul><li>The name had been changed twice, but always reverted to Philadephia </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Along with Smyrna, the only cities to receive no criticism from Christ </li></ul><ul><li>Along with Smyrna, the only cities that have a thriving Christian community today </li></ul>
  5. 5. Revelation 3:7-13
  6. 6. <ul><li>The Holy One, the True One </li></ul><ul><li>Holds the Key of David </li></ul><ul><li>“ I know…” </li></ul>From the Risen Christ
  7. 7. A Challenged Church <ul><li>They have little strength </li></ul><ul><li>They have remained faithful </li></ul><ul><li>They are an example of patient endurance </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Open Door <ul><li>What Jesus opens, no one can shut </li></ul><ul><li>He holds the keys to death and Hades (1:18) </li></ul><ul><li>No one can keep Christians from their final goal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No one but themselves! (3:11) </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. The Coming Trial <ul><li>The faithful would be protected against the trial coming on “those who live on earth” </li></ul><ul><li>Christians must stay alert to not have their crown stolen </li></ul>
  10. 10. He Who Conquers <ul><li>He who conquers will be a pillar in the temple of God </li></ul><ul><li>He will be marked as belonging to God </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>No one can keep us from the prize that God offers… no one but us! </li></ul>