Monday, July 18, 2016

You've Got Mail - Letters to the Churches

 Imagine if Jesus were to write a letter to our Church, what do you suppose he’d have to say? 

Would he compliment us on our evangelistic impact in the community, our sound doctrine and diligent Bible study, or our boundless love toward the harassed and helpless people of society? 

Or would he criticize us for the lack of those very things?

If He were to challenge us or command us to do one thing differently, what would it be?

For seven young churches off the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in the province of Asia, they didn’t have to imagine. Many years following the death and resurrection of Jesus, the apostle John was given a vision from heaven. 

Jesus himself stood before him in radiant glory and told him, “Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea. Jesus then proceeded to give John seven brief messages—seven letters to each of the seven churches.

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