Imagine Jesus’ writing a letter to your church today. What do you think He would say? Would He commend you for the ways you live?—for serving your community in real ways, for sharing generously of thing resources God has given you, or for standing firm in the truth. Or would Jesus have words of correction that might not be easy to hear. In the book of Revelation, we read that Jesus did send letters to seven churches dealing with different issues, and with some doing better than others at living out their faith. As we study these letters, we find that the issues Jesus addressed applied not only in the first century, but to our churches today.
Session 1: Characterized by Love
Scripture: Revelation 2:1-7
The Point: Ground everything you do in love for Christ.
Session 2: Steadfast in Difficulties
Scripture: Revelation 2:8-11
The Point: We need not fear because we are rich in God’s grace.
Session 3: Uncompromising with Truth
Scripture: Revelation 2:12-17
The Point: When it comes to biblical truth about Christ, there is no room for compromise.
Session 4: Strong in Purity
Scripture: Revelation 2:18-29
The Point: Purity in all things impacts your service for Christ.
Session 5: Vigilant Against Complacency
Scripture: Revelation 3:1-6
The Point: Stay alert and focused on the things of God.
Session 6: Faithful in All Things
Scripture: Revelation 3:7-13
The Point: Faithfully trust God as you minister to others.
Session 7: Sufficient in Christ Alone
Scripture: Revelation 3:14-22
The Point: God provides all we need as we pursue Christ daily.