Revelation: Letters to the seven churches

Faithfulness Rewarded

Revelation 3:7-13 Completing a mini-series begun in 2000 (click on the series link on the right), we look at the letter to the Church in Philadelphia. We see many encouragements to us to persevere in the faith and to be about the Lord’s work in making the Gospel known. Not

An Appearance of Life

Revelation 3:1-6 The church at Sardis had a great reputation. They seemed to be alive – there were deeds being done. But when Christ examines them, they are dead. What went wrong? What are the dangers that we need to watch out for in our church if we want to avoid becomi

The Toleration of Jezebel

Revelation 2:18-29 Christ writes to the church in Thyatira. While He finds much to commend, there is a great problem that threatens the very life of the fellowship – false prophets were being allowed to teach in the church, leading members into worldliness and immorality wi

Friendship with the World

Revelation 2:12-17 Resuming our intermittent series from the letters to the seven churches in Revelation, we look at the letter to Pergamum. This was a large and important city at the time John wrote these words, and a center of idolatry and wickedness. It was a very hard

Poverty and Riches; Trials and Rewards

Revelation 2:8-11 Taking a break from our series in Matthew, we look at the second letter to the churches in Revelation 2. The church at Smyrna was knowing great tribulation and there was more to come. We look at * The nature of the trials they faced * The comfort that

The Love of Most Will Grow Cold

Revelation 2:1-7 Taking a brief break from the series in Matthew, we look together at Christ’s letter to the church in Ephesus. We look at the following questions: * What things were commended in the life of that church? * Nevertheless, what important thing was lacking?