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The Letter to Smyrna (Revelation 2:8-11)

Pastor Steve NewtonPastor Steve Newton, July 29, 2018
Part of the Revelation series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Someone has broken into our lives and changed the price tags on things. Too often, under the influence of a malicious ploy, we treat what deserves to be treated with loving care as though it were of little value. On the other hand, we find ourselves tempted to make great sacrifices for that which in the long run has no
lasting value and delivers a limited amount of gratification.

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Tags: exile, Fred Craddock, John, Patmos, persecution, Rabbi Siberman, revelation, Romans, smyrna, testimony, Tony Campolo, Vanderbilt University, vision

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About Pastor Steve Newton: Pastor Stephen E. Newton Education B.S. in Biology and Secondary Education, Stephen F. Austin State University (1977) M. Div., Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary (1983) Service: First Presbyterian Church, Coleman, Texas – Pastor (1983-1986) First Central Presbyterian Church, Abilene Texas – Associate Pastor (1986-1991) First Presbyterian Church, Mt. Pleasant, Texas – Pastor (1991-2003) Westminster Presbyterian Church, Nacogdoches, Texas – Pastor (2003- present)
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Revelation 2:8-11

8And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; 9I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. 10Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. 11He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death. (KJV)

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