Guided Bible Studies

The church in Sardis:

Reveals who Jesus is: 1   And unto the angel of the church in Sardis [a luxurious city in Asia Minor, the capital of Lydia (Strong. 2001. # 4554)] write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. (Revelation 3:1). The city of Sardis which is modern Sart. It was located approximately thirty ...[Read More]

The church in Thyatira:

Reveals who Jesus is: “And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass.” (Revelations: 2:18). Thyatira is a colony of Macedonia Greeks, situated between Sardis and Pergamos on the river Lycus; its inhabitants gained their living by traffic and the art of dyeing in purple. (Strong. 2 ...[Read More]

The church in Pergamos:

Reveals who Jesus is:  “And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges.” (Revelation 2:12). Pergamos is a city of Mysia Minor, in Asia Minor, the seat of the dynasties of Attalus and Eumenes, famous for its temple of Aesculapius and the invention and manufacture of parchment. The river Selinus flowed through it and the Cetius ran p ...[Read More]

The church in Smyrna:

Smyrna was a Roman province of Asia, it was on the Aegean shore of what is now Asiatic Turkey. Today Smyrna is Izmir in Turkey and is the second largest city in Asiatic Turkey. It grew to be prosperous because it was a natural port for the trade route through the Hermus valley.  Smyrna was close to the Roman power and was famous for its beauty and for the grandeur of its public buildings. Smyrna h ...[Read More]

The Church of Ephesus:

John was instructed to write the letter unto the angel of the church of Ephesus saying; “These things said he that hold the seven stars in his right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks. (Revelation 2:1). Revelation 2:1–3 not only is a message written to the church of Ephesus it also is identifying Jesus Christ as the their protector, and His ultimate power and His authori ...[Read More]

Introduction of the Seven Churches of Revelation:

The Revelation, [which is a disclosure of truth, instruction concerning things before unknown or a manifestation or appearance (Strong. 2001. #602)] of Jesus Christ, which the LORD God gave unto to show [that is to give evidence or proof of a thing to show by words or teach (Strong. 2001. #1166)] unto his servants [metaph., one who gives himself up to another’s will, those whose service is used by ...[Read More]

The Miphkad Gate, Inspection Gate, or Command Gate:

The last of the ten gates repaired by Nehemiah. It is located near the Temple on the northeast side of Jerusalem not far from the Sheep Gate. “After him repaired Malchiah the goldsmith’s son unto the place of the Nethinims, and of the merchants, over against the gate Miphkad, and to the going up of the corner.” (Nehemiah 3:31-32). It was at the Miphkad Gate where David decided th ...[Read More]

The East Gate, Beautiful Gate, and Golden Gate:

“After them repaired Zadok the son of Immer over against his house. After him repaired also Shemaiah the son of Shechaniah, the keeper of the east gate. 30 After him repaired Hananiah the son of Shelemiah, and Hanun the sixth son of Zalaph, another piece. After him repaired Meshullam the son of Berechiah over against his chamber.” (Nehemiah 3:29–30). The East Gate was considered to be a splendid g ...[Read More]

The Horse Gate:

Horse Gate near the Temple area and north of the Water Gate. Near the Temple area and north of the water gate was the Horse Gate. “From above the horse gate repaired the priests, every one over against his house.” (Nehemiah 3: 28).  This gate led from the temple complex east down into the Kidron Valley. Athaliah was the daughter of Ahab and Jezebel, and the wife of Jehoram. She took over the rule ...[Read More]

The Water Gate:

The Water Gate was one of the principal gates on the east side of Jerusalem. Water Gate was in the vicinity of the Gihon Spring which was an important source of water for Jerusalem. The Water Gate was across the ridge from the Valley Gate and opened to the east, leading to the Gihon Spring and the Kidron Valley. (Nehemiah 3:26). The wall of Ophel. The wall of Ophel extended from the Ophel to the s ...[Read More]