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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 Ephesus Smyrna Pergamos The Church at Pergamos

4 Pergamos Revelation 2:12-17 Pergamum

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

6 Pergamos Had a library that boasted 200,000 volumes Parchment The invention of Parchment Ultimately, the library was moved to Egypt to be presented to Cleopatra

7 In the 2 nd c. A.D., Hadrian further developed the center and it was added to the list of "wonders of the world." Courtesy of Aesculapius The god of healing, Aesculapius received worship in cultic centers around the Greek and Roman world. Pergamum’s Paganism

8 Pergamum’s Theatre Courtesy of

9 Pegamum’s Theatre Pergamum’s Theatre Courtesy of

10 Reconstruction of the great altar Eumenes II actively promoted of the worship of Zeus and the other Olympian gods in Pergamum.

11 Pergamum’s Paganism Courtesy

12 Temple of Trajan Courtesy of

13 Coins of Pergamos


15 “And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges;” Rev.2:12 Sharp sword Two Edges

16 “ 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.2:13

17 Satan’s Seat Held fast Not Denied Antipas = Martyred Nero

18 “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.2:14

19 “So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.”Rev.2:15 Fornication and eating things sacrificed to idols

20 “Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.”Rev.2:16 Repent Repent = Change conduct Fight against = wrath of God

21 “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.2:17

22 1. Hidden Manna 2. White Stone 3. New Name

23 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 Revelation 2:12-17 Pergamum

25 Seven Churches of Asia Revelation Chapters 2 and 3

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

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