The Spirit Addresses the Churches: A Biblical-Theological Exposition of Revelation 2-3
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Peter John Tibayan, DMinThe Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2020 Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Joseph Harrod This project exposits Jesus’s messages to the seven churches of Asia found in Revelation 2-3 in biblical-theological perspective, calling hearers to repent from sin and remain in Jesus in order to conquer the dragon and receive the final reward. Chapter 1 introduces the biblical-theological project by defining biblical theology, defining preaching, and exploring the use of biblical theology for applying Revelation 2-3. Chapter 2 presents the initial call to repentance from abandoning their initial love. Chapter 3 calls hearers to finish life fearlessly and faithfully. Chapter 4 reproves churches of compromise among her members. Chapter 5 urges the church to repent from sinful tolerance and retain Christ. Chapter 6 sounds the alarm to wake up the church to the danger of incomplete works. Chapter 7 encourages hearers to cling to Jesus in tribulation. Chapter 8 corrects lukewarm self-sufficiency in churches. Chapter 9 argues for the primary purpose of Revelation 2-3.