Christ and the Churches: Part 5 (Revelation 3:14-22)

Today, we are looking at Christ’s seventh and final message to the churches. This message from our Lord is certainly relevant to the church today! Laodicea, the Lukewarm Church (Rev. 3:14–22) Jesus is the truth and speaks the truth. He is “the faithful and true Witness.” The Lord was about to tell this church the truth about […]

Christ and the Churches: Part 4 (Revelation 3:7-13)

We are still listening to what the Holy Spirit has to say to the churches. This message from Christ certainly applies to the church today! Philadelphia, the Faithful Church (Rev. 3:7–13) As most people know, Philadelphia means “love of the brethren.” Certainly, brotherly love is an important mark of the Christian. We are “taught of […]

Christ and the Churches: Part 3 (Revelation 3:1-6)

Churches are people and human nature has not changed. As we continue our study, we must not look on these letters as ancient relics. On the contrary, they are mirrors in which we see ourselves! Sardis, the Feeble Church (Rev. 3:1–6) Sad to say the city at that time was but a shadow of its […]

Christ and the Churches: Part 2 (Revelation 2:12-29)

We are still listening to what Christ has to say to the churches because these messages belong to our day as well as to the first century. III. Pergamos, the Compromising Church (Rev. 2:12–17) 1. Approval (v. 13) Like their brothers and sisters in Smyrna the believers in Pergamos had suffered persecution, and one of […]

Christ and the Churches: Part 1 (Revelation 2:1-11)

If you have ever moved to a new community and had to select a new church home, you know how difficult it is to examine and evaluate a church and its ministry. Imposing buildings may house dying or dead congregations, while modest structures might belong to vibrant assemblies on the march for the Lord. The […]

A Very Special Book of Prophecy (Revelation)

Today, we are starting a new series in the Book of Revelation. Over the centuries, prophecies have come and gone; yet the Book of Revelation is still with us today. I can recall reading it as a child and wondering what it was all about. Even today, with many years of concentrated study behind me, […]