7 congregations: Listen To What The Spirit Says! (Part 1 of 2) – Ephesus, Smyrna & Pergamum
Turkey is an amazing country and home to the seven congregations of the Revelations book: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardes, Philadelphia, and Laodicea. On part 1 of this tour, we take a virtual trip to and discuss the first three letters: Ephesus, Pergamum & Smyrna.
- Turkey – Asia Minor
- 1.5 hours
- $10/device (Does not include booking fees)
- Virtual - not broadcast from the location
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Turkey is an amazing country and home to the seven congregations of the Revelations book: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardes, Philadelphia, and Laodicea.
Almost 2000 years ago Jesus instructed the apostle John to write letters to these seven congregations in Asia Minor. These timeless letters unveil Jehovah’s and Jesus’ love for the congregation, they provide correction, reassurance, hope, and encouragement for the future.
On this two-part series tour, you are going to “travel” to Turkey with our tour guide who has visited these ancient sites many times in person with fellow brothers and sisters. You are going to explore the remains of the ancient sites of the seven congregations. This tour provides a perfect resource for Jehovah’s Witnesses and bible students to gain a deeper insight into this part of the Revelation book.
On part 1 of this tour, we take a virtual trip to and discuss the first three letters: Ephesus, Pergamum & Smyrna.
Ephesus: The congregation that lost its first love
Pergamum: The congregation that got compromised
Smyrna: The congregation about to be tested
- What challenges did the early Christians face in those congregations?
- What was the situation in those cities at the time?
- How did Jesus reassure these first-century Christians that He was in control?
- How can these letters strengthen our faith nowadays and help us to endure?
Ephesus, Celcus library Passing along this library day in and day out reminded the early Christians that Ephesus was the one of the world centers of knowledge, with one of the biggest libraries in the world.
Pergamum – Altar of Zeus Pergamum was the center of pagan worship, the altar of Zeus was the symbol of false worshop in Pergamum.