Church in Sardis- Authenticity

Up to this point, each letter began by highlighting the positive contributions of each church. This is not so for the letter to Sardis. Instead, this letter begins with a harsh truth and a call for action. Like the Pharisees, they had become more concerned with appearances than worship. Jesus had called them to love,... Continue Reading →

Church in Thyatira – Deceived

In the beginning of this letter, Jesus acknowledges and commends the church for their acts of service. Their love and faith had encouraged a growth in outreach. This is a very important quality for the Christian church. By serving others we can allow God's light to shine through us, reaching people during dark times. These... Continue Reading →

Church in Pergamum- Compromised Faith

The letter to Pergamum speaks to Christians living within a culture that encourages a sinful lifestyle. This letter is most applicable to Western Cultures like Europe and America. Jesus commends these followers for not shrinking into the background, but holding strong to their faith even in challenging times. It is difficult to stand firm in... Continue Reading →

Church in Ephesus: Judgmental

As Christians there are many worldly things we must say "no" to so that we can say "yes" to the things that please God. In the letter to Ephesus Jesus acknowledges these worldly sacrifices. I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have... Continue Reading →

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