Seven Letters to Seven Churches

Revelation – The letter to the persecuted church in Smyrna

Revelation – The letter to the persecuted church in Smyrna – (1) Intro

We move on to the second of the seven letters in Revelation. This time the letter to the persecuted church in Smyrna. Jesus has good things to say about the church in Smyrna. It’s a bit harder to determine whether there’s any bad news in here – at least the ...
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Revelation – The letter to the church in Pergamum - (5) Conclusion

Revelation – The letter to the loveless church in Ephesus – (5) Conclusion

In this section of The letter to the church in Ephesus, we'll look at the conclusion for the church in Ephesus. It includes what I've called the "Hear" section, which is almost always identical in both words and placement in all seven letters. Hearing, or not, leads to being given ...
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Revelation – The letter to the church in Pergamum - (4) So ...

Revelation – The letter to the loveless church in Ephesus – (4) So …

In this section of The letter to the church in Ephesus, we’ll look at the “So …” section. As in, so what’s next? As in, when Jesus says I may “remove your lampstand from it’s place” – is that a warning to do a little bit better, or are they ...
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The letter to the church in Pergamum - (3) But ...

Revelation – The letter to the loveless church in Ephesus – (3) But …

In this section of The letter to the church in Ephesus, we'll look at the "But ..." section. Usually, this is not news for the receiving church. Often, it's a caveat that goes along with the Divine Knowledge. Maybe it will finally tell us whether or not the "but ..." ...
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divine knowledge for the church in Pergamum

Revelation – The letter to the loveless church in Ephesus – (2) Divine Knowledge

In Part 2 of The letter to the church in Ephesus, we'll look at the Divine Knowledge. The things Jesus knows about the church. Usually, this is good news for the receiving church. However, that's not always the case. Jesus told the church in Ephesus that He was among them, ...
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Revelation - The letter to the loveless church in Ephesus

Revelation – The letter to the loveless church in Ephesus – (1) Intro

And so it begins. The first of the seven letters to the seven churches in Revelation. The Letter to the church in Ephesus. Jesus had some good things to say to them. And some bad things. But then another positive statement. The Ephesian church certainly wasn't in the worst condition ...
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new plant - The psychology of the Parable of the Sower

The psychology of the Parable of the Sower

If we think about the Parable of the Sower, the Great Commission and the Greatest Commandment - all together, something should occur to us.  To the extent that we practice the Great Commission and the Greatest Commandment, the people represented by the seeds in the path, the rocky places and ...
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Revelation - The psychology of the seven letters to the seven churches

Revelation – The psychology of the seven letters to the seven churches

The psychology of the seven letters to the seven churches in Revelation?  Is there really something like that?  Why not?  They are letters from Jesus to the churches.  To us.  Who knows how our minds work better than our Creator?  And who better to point out the things that might ...
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