You are hereUCG.org / Sermons / The Persecution of Smyrna: Second in a Series on... The Persecution of Smyrna Second in a Series on the Churches of Revelation 2 and 3 Given on Jul 21, 2018 by Steve Buchanan Listen Downloads Downloads MP3 Audio (20.65 MB) Downloads The Persecution of Smyrna: Second in a Series on the Churches of Revelation 2 and 3 Downloads MP3 Audio (20.65 MB) × Christians in the city of Smyrna faced very difficult challenges at the dawn of the second century. The persecution of God's true Church continued for hundreds of years afterwards. What lessons can the people of God take from the message to Smyrna? Smyrna church eras Steve Buchanan Steve Buchanan, native of Maryland, has served in the ministry since 1975. Steve and his wife Terri, have been married for over 40 years and have lived in Tucson, Arizona with their family since 1988.