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He turns a desert into pools of water, a parched land into springs of water.
— Psalms 107:35 (ESV)
From Here to Eternity
The Letter to the Church in Smyrna – The Persecuted Church
“From pastors imprisoned in China to the outright slaughter of religious minority groups in Iraq, religious persecution is a global problem.” (Focus on the Family)
This Sunday, October 21, we continue our study of the seven churches of Revelation focusing on the persecuted church in Smyrna. Jesus knew the church would be persecuted; He taught his disciples this fact over and over again. In Revelation, when Jesus addresses the church in Smyrna, He acknowledges their suffering and yet encourages them to stay strong.
Revelation 2:8-11 NKJV
8 “And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write,‘These things says the First and the Last, who was dead, and came to life: 9 “I know your works, tribulation, and poverty (but you are rich); and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. 10 Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. 11 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death.”’
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Starting January 1, 2018 we began reading through the Bible over the next two years together. We have adopted a reading plan on the Bible App to read Genesis through 2 Chronicles, the New Testament and Psalms in 2018, and Ezra through Malachi, the New Testament and Psalms in 2019.
By joining you can stay on track and have optional daily discussions with other members of the group. It’s not too late, just join and pick up where we are now.
- Ladies Bible Study – Our current Bible study is “The Armor of God” by Priscilla Shirer. Visit the Oasis Ladies ministry page for details.
- Join our 2-Year Bible reading plan HERE.
- Operation Christmas Child: We’ll be having a packing party, Wednesday, November 7 at 6pm. You may bring toys, AA and AAA batteries. Boxes cot $9 to ship and donations are welcome. Visit Samaritan’s Purse HERE for details how to follow your box. We have set up a collection area at Oasis. Please place your items on the designated table.
- Oasis’s Thanksgiving Lunch: Sunday, November 11, immediately following the 10:00 am worship service. Food signup sheet coming soon.
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