The second letter was to the Church in Smyrna found in Revelation 2:8-11.
In the year AD 177 persecution broke out against the Christians living in what is today the French city of Lyon. Christianity had raised the suspicions and hatred of the Roman bureaucrats who governed the city.
Have you heard stories through the media in the last year about Christians being persecuted and even killed for their faith? Have you ever been insulted or mocked because of your faith in Jesus? How did you feel at the time? How did you respond? Hear these encouraging words spoken by Jesus in support of the faithful in this church.