The Church of Laodicea: The Church that Grew Too Comfortable

Our studies now bring us to the final message of Jesus to the seven churches.   Of all Jesus’ comments to the churches, the one to the Church of the Laodiceans is undoubtedly the most sobering and solemn.  It surely evoked deep introspection among the believers in that ancient city and, we trust, a repentant spirit. Continue reading “The Church of Laodicea: The Church that Grew Too Comfortable”

The Church of Philadelphia: Lessons on Love

One may say, with unquestionable justification, that the central theme of the Bible is love, the most salient aspect of which is God’s love for mankind, His special creation.   But the Bible is likewise profuse in instruction for God’s children to reflect His great love by loving others, both the saved as well as theContinue reading “The Church of Philadelphia: Lessons on Love”

The Church of Sardis: The Dead Church

Our study in the Seven Churches of Asia has revealed to us both the positive and negative ways in which Jesus perceived the spiritual state of the assemblies of Christians of ancient times.   This was often in dramatic contrast with the way the church was considered in its own eyes.  In this regard, no greaterContinue reading “The Church of Sardis: The Dead Church”

The Church of Thyatira: The Church Where Sin Was Justified

Of the messages that Jesus sent to the seven churches, the message to the church in Thyatira was the longest.  Perhaps this is because the church was flourishing in an extraordinary manner and yet there was a serious but unrecognized danger residing within which threatened the church’s very existence and testimony.   The warning that JesusContinue reading “The Church of Thyatira: The Church Where Sin Was Justified”

The Church of Pergamos: Lessons on the Insidious Attacks of Satan

The messages of Jesus to the seven churches of Asia provide valuable insight into not only the divine perspective of life in His body but also to the dangers and perils which confront the church and individual Christians.  It is important to remember that Christ’s messages to the seven churches were intended not only forContinue reading “The Church of Pergamos: Lessons on the Insidious Attacks of Satan”