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  • Letter To The Loveless Church

    Contributed by Chris Beam on Oct 6, 2015
     | 2,460 views

    Jesus' letter to the church at Ephesus

    LETTER TO THE LOVELESS CHURCH Revelation 2:1-7 Ephesus was the most important seaport in all of Asia Minor; Ephesus was at the hub if the major highway network of Asia Minor; Ephesus was also a religious center. That has long since changed. Where once there was a great, thriving harbor, today ...read more

  • Letters To The 7 Churches 5 - Laodicea Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Oct 22, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,377 views

    we need to resist the pressures of our culture to conform unthinkingly to the status quo and to compromise on the major principles of our faith. We need to recover the radical edge of Jesus’ teaching, that turns the values of the world upside down.

    It’s interesting how we can go from the two letters we saw last week where one church thought they were alive and were actually dead and another thought they were as good as dead but actually had plenty of life in them, to the final letter of the seven where the church is neither one thing nor the ...read more

  • Letters To The Seven Churches - No 5 Sardis Series

    Contributed by Alan Hamilton-Messer on Jun 22, 2014
     | 1,483 views

    These are the words of him who holds the seven spirits[b]of God and the seven stars. I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead

    The letter to Sardis Rev:3:1-6 Sardis was probably the oldest of the seven cities, probably being founded at the very beginning of the Iron Age, possibly as early as 1000 BC. In it's past it had been the capital of the Kingdom of Lydia and it had become very rich and prosperous. It was ...read more

  • Letters To The Seven Churches - No 6 Philadelphia Series

    Contributed by Alan Hamilton-Messer on Jun 22, 2014
     | 1,381 views

    The city of Philadelphia was founded by King Eumenes about 200 years before the birth of Jesus. It was named after his brother who was called Attalus Philadelphus. The name of the town, which is Greek, means literally the City of brotherly Love.

    The Letter to Philadelphia Reading Rev 1:9-11 & 3:7-13 The city of Philadelphia was founded by King Eumenes about 200 years before the birth of Jesus. It was named after his brother who was called Attalus Philadelphus. The name of the town, which is Greek, means literally the City of ...read more

  • Letters To The Seven Churches - No 7 Laodicea Series

    Contributed by Alan Hamilton-Messer on Jun 22, 2014
     | 1,573 views

    I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm--neither hot nor cold--I am about to spit you out of my mouth.

    Reading Rev 3:14-22 "To the angel of the church in Laodicea The postman has reached his final destination. This is the last of the 7 churches written about in the Book of Revelation. The city of Laodicea was located roughly 45 miles south of Philadelphia. It occupied an almost square ...read more

  • The Revelation To Ephesus - Everything But The One Thing. Series

    Contributed by David Elvery on Nov 14, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
     | 8,777 views

    The Letter to Ephesus Church.

  • Letters To The 7 Churches 2 - Ephesus And Smyrna Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Oct 22, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,978 views

    Gods sends a message to the Churches of Asia encouraginf them to persever to the end and promising a reward to those who do.

    I receive lots of letters each week, from various organisations, and I have to say, most of them end up in the cardboard file on my floor - waiting to be recycled. Some, though, I take more notice of than others. Some I deal with immediately. Others I put in the pile in the centre of my desk to be ...read more

  • Letters To 7 Churches 3 - Pergamum And Thyatira Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Oct 22, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,443 views

    Thew opposition is great and the temptation to compromise is also great. but God encourages them to hold firm.

    As we move on from Ephesus and Smyrna to Pergamum and Thyatira we see the intensity of opposition and persecution increasing. While in Smyrna there was a warning of possible death for Christ, in Pergamum we find it’s happened. Here maintaining belief in Christ has cost Antipas his life. Yet ...read more

  • Letters To 7 Churches 3 - Pergamum And Thyatira Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Oct 22, 2007
     | 1,401 views

    Thew opposition is great and the temptation to compromise is also great. but God encourages them to hold firm.

    As we move on from Ephesus and Smyrna to Pergamum and Thyatira we see the intensity of opposition and persecution increasing. While in Smyrna there was a warning of possible death for Christ, in Pergamum we find it’s happened. Here maintaining belief in Christ has cost Antipas his life. Yet ...read more

  • Letters To The Seven Churches - No. 2 Smyrna

    Contributed by Alan Hamilton-Messer on Jun 22, 2014
     | 1,533 views

    It's a letter full of sufferings but also a letter full of comforts and consolations as well.

    Letter to Smyrna Revelation 2:8-11 We heard last week that John the Apostle was commanded by Jesus in a vision to write seven letters to seven Churches. We looked at the first letter which John wrote to the Church in Ephesus. This was a warning letter telling them that they had started ...read more

  • Letters To The Seven Churches - No.4 Thyatira Series

    Contributed by Alan Hamilton-Messer on Jun 22, 2014
     | 1,970 views

    Unlike the three cities we have already looked at Thyatira was a pretty nondescript sort of place.

    Letter to the Church in Thyatira Reading Rev 1:9-11 & 2:18-29 Unlike the three cities we have already looked at Thyatira was a pretty nondescript sort of place. It was a lot smaller and a lot more insignificant than the others. All it really had in it's favour was that it prospered as a ...read more

  • A Letter That Reveals

    Contributed by Jerry Dunn on Jun 8, 2001
    based on 61 ratings
     | 1,275 views

    Introduction to Revelation and letters to seven churches.

    A Letter That Reveals... Revelation 1 Though I write very few personal letters, I do enjoy receiving them. Not much else delights my heart like that of receiving a letter from a family member, or from a close personal friend, in which they reveal bits of news that pertains to future events ...read more

  • If You Can't Lick Them - Join Them Series

    Contributed by Thomas Swope on Feb 1, 2012
     | 2,482 views

    A study of the letters to the 7 churches - Pergamos

    Revelation 2: 12 – 17 If You Can’t Lick Them - Join Them 12 “And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write, ‘These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword: 13 “I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to ...read more

  • This Great Light Of Mine Series

    Contributed by Thomas Swope on Sep 28, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,554 views

    A study of the letters to the 7 churches - Ephesians

    Revelation 2: 1 – 7 This Great Light Of Mine 1 “To the angel of the church of Ephesus write, ‘These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands: 2 “I know your works, your labor, your patience, and ...read more

  • Introduction To Galatians Series

    Contributed by Paul Foster on Dec 26, 2014
     | 1,972 views

    An Introduction to Paul's Letter to the Galatian Church

    Introduction In the last couple of years we have spent time looking at some of the important parts of the Old Testament, the life of Jesus and who he is and recently Jesus’ blueprint for being a Christian. Of course when Jesus returned to his Father, the Church began to grow around the ...read more