The second of the seven letters to the churches in Asia is written under the cloud of a looming persecution. However, from this letter the church is reminded that the Christian’s loyalty to Christ for His saving work on the cross must be complete and never end.
Point 1: The Cause of Persecution
Point 2: The Response to Persecution
The atonement money associated with the census of Israel is not about good management but about atonement for sin and man's ransom to pay for his life.
God demands redemption from every man for the penalty that he owes for sin.
Point 1: The Occasion for the Tax
Point 2: The Nature of the Tax
Point 3: The Purpose of the Tax