One of the ways we may sometimes lose our zeal for the Lord is in our failure to see how rich we really are in Christ. Regardless of what the bank account says, every single Christian is rich in the Lord Jesus Christ. This week’s sermon comes from one of the seven letters written to the churches in Revelation 2:8-11. This short letter to the Christians in Smyrna is one of the two in Revelation that did not receive a rebuke from Christ. We can take comfort in the promise that no matter what comes our way, we do not ever have to face our battles on our own. We can remember that we are in fact rich because of the forgiveness, hope, and love purchased for us on the cross by Jesus.