From Patmos to Present: A Vision of VII Churches

While exiled on the Island of Patmos, John was given an enigmatic vision of things to come. He received instruction to write a letter to seven churches in Asia. The letter contains both words of encouragement and solemn warnings tailored to the unique circumstances of each church: Ephesus, Laodicea, Thyatira, Philadelphia, Pergamum, Smyrna, and Sardis. Much of the study of this letter is done in speculation of, “What is going to happen then?” In this series, we take a different approach. We look to these VII churches in an attempt to answer a pressing question, “What can and should we do now?”