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Revelation Part 1 JESUS’ MESSAGE TO THE CHURCH (REVELATION 1–3)

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REVELATION PART 1 Jesus’ Message to the Church (Revelation 1–3) ISBN 978-1-62119-310-4 © 1993, 2006, 2013 Precept Ministries International. All rights reserved. This material is published by and is the sole property of Precept Ministries International of Chattanooga, Tennessee. No part of this publication may be reproduced, translated, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. Precept, Precept Ministries International, Precept Ministries International The Inductive Bible Study People, the Plumb Bob design, Precept Upon Precept, In & Out, Sweeter than Chocolate!, Cookies on the Lower Shelf, Precepts For Life, Precepts From God’s Word and Transform Student Ministries are trademarks of Precept Ministries International. Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture quotations are from the New American Standard Bible, ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by the Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. www.lockman.org 3rd edition Printed in the United States of America

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CONTENTS

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LESSONS

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LESSON ONE: Overview

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LESSON TWO: Observation Worksheet of Revelation 1

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LESSON THREE: Ephesus

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LESSON FOUR: Smyrna

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LESSON FIVE: Pergamum

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LESSON SIX: Thyatira

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LESSON SEVEN: Sardis

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LESSON EIGHT: Philadelphia

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LESSON NINE: Laodicea

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LESSON TEN: Overcomers

APPENDIX 107

Observation Worksheets of Revelation 1–5, 22

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Map of Asia

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A Journal of God’s Blessings from Studying Revelation

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Jesus’ Messages to the Churches

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How To Do a Chapter Study

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HELPFUL STUDY TOOLS

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ARTHUR, KAY; ARTHUR, DAVID; DE LACY, PETE How to Study Your Bible Eugene, Oregon: Harvest House Publishers, 1994/2010

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GAEBELIEN, FRANK E. The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, Volume 12 Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishers, 1990

THOMAS, ROBERT L. Revelation 1–7: An Exegetical Commentary Chicago, Illinois: Moody Press, 1992

AUNE, DAVID E. Word Biblical Commentary 52a Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson Inc., 1997

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Logos Bible Software

Powerful search engines and up to 4,000 electronic Bible study resources (commentaries, lexicons, Bible dictionaries etc.) make it fast and easy to do simple and complex searches of multiple sources, then pull materials together for orderly presentation—excellent for word and topical studies based on English or original Hebrew and Greek. Available at www.logos.com.

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Revelation Part 1 Lesson 1, Overview

LESSON ONE Overview THIS LESSON Observation Worksheets of Revelation 1–5, 22, located in the Appendix INCORPORATES

“The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His bondservants, the things which must soon take place” (Revelation 1:1a). Revelation . . . the book given by God to His Church, the bride of the Lord Jesus Christ. Why? What does He want us to know? What does He w