Seven (7) Churches

The Book of Revelation
Chapters 2 and 3
Are the revelation of Jesus
To the seven churches
Which are in Asia
(Revelation 1:4 & 11)

But the story about
The seven churches
Starts in chapter 1…

“John,
to the seven churches
which are in Asia:”
(Revelation 1:4)

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,
the First and the Last,”
and,
“What you see,
write in a book
and send it
to the seven churches
which are in Asia:
to Ephesus,
to Smyrna,
to Pergamos,
to Thyatira,
to Sardis,
to Philadelphia,
and to Laodicea.”
(Revelation 1:11)

“The seven stars
are the angels
of the seven churches,
and the seven lampstands
which you saw
are the seven churches.”
(Revelation 1:20)

John was on the island of Patmos
When all these things took place

The Book of Revelation
Is the revelation of Jesus Christ
To John and the seven churches
In Asia…
(Revelation 1:4, 11, 20)

But just as Paul wrote letters
To the churches in Corinth,
Ephesus, Colossae…
What we call the Epistles…

We can learn and apply
To ourselves, the lessons
We learn from what John
Writes in Revelation
As much as what Paul wrote
In his Epistles…

Always remember that
The Word of God is living
And powerful…
(Hebrews 4:12)

It has been written
In an historical context
But still speaks to us today…

So when we read about
These seven (7) churches
Do not dismiss what is said
By saying that it doesn’t
Apply to us…

But rather embrace the lessons
And see, if perhaps, there are
Areas where they apply
In our own lives
And in our own churches

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