ECCO | Letters to the Seven Churches

August 08, 2021

    Letters to the Seven Churches

    The apostle John was on the island of Patmos (PAT muhs) when he had a vision of Jesus. Jesus told John to write down a message for seven churches. So that is what John did.

    “To the church in Ephesus: You do not love well like you did when you first believed. Turn back and love like you used to. “To the church in Smyrna: You are poor and are suffering, but really you are rich! You may face prison or death, but do not be afraid.

    “To the church in Pergamum: You are faithful to Me, and you tell others about Me even when it is hard. But not everyone in the church is doing the right thing. Some people are living like those who do not believe. Turn away from your sin and turn back to Me!

    “To the church in Thyatira: I know about your love, faithfulness, and service. You do not give up. But there is a wicked woman who teaches things that are not true, and some of you believe her. I will punish her and those who follow her teaching. Many of you do not follow her. Keep believing the truth until I come.

    “To the church in Sardis: People think you are alive, but you are actually dead. You used to have a strong faith, but now you are weak. Wake up! Be ready for My return. Turn from your sin and remember the gospel.

    “To the church in Philadelphia: You have little power, but you listen to Me and obey My word. I am coming soon. Be ready and keep believing.

    “To the church in Laodicea: You are lukewarm—not hot or cold, so you are not good for anything. I will spit you out of My mouth! You think you are rich, but you are actually poor, blind, and naked.” Jesus told them to come to Him, and He would make them rich. He would make them see and would put clothes on them.

    Jesus said, “See! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with Me.” Jesus will reward every faithful and obedient believer. John wrote, “Let anyone who has ears to hear listen to what the Spirit says to the churches.”

    Christ Connection: Jesus loves the church. His message to seven local churches called them to turn away from their sin and remain faithful to Him. We can learn from those churches. Through the church, Jesus helps believers work together to do God’s plan.

    BIBLE PASSAGE: Revelation 2-3
    STORY POINT: Jesus told churches not to give up.
    KEY PASSAGE: Revelation 11:15
    CHRIST CONNECTION: What is the hope of the Church? The Church looks forward to Jesus' return when He will make all things new.

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