The Seven Churches of Revelation _The Good

In the book of Revelation, John was told to write to the seven churches. He was told to write to them about what they were doing that was correct and good, what they were doing that was wrong and bad, what they needed to do to correct this, and the ultimate result of their choices. Read each of these and pray for guidance in practicing the Good and repenting of the Bad.

I will cover each of these over the next three weeks. This week, the Correct and Good.

All passages are from the English Standard Version of the Bible.

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”

(Revelation 2:7, 11, 17, 29; 3:6, 13, 22

To the Church in Ephesus

“‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false. I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name’s sake, and you have not grown weary.Yet this you have: you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.’”  (Revelation 2:2-3, 6)

To the Church in Smyrna

“‘I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich) and the slander of those who say that they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. 10 Do not fear what you are about to suffer.’” (Revelation 2:9-10a)

To the Church in Pergamum

13 “‘I know where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. Yet you hold fast my name, and you did not deny my faith even in the days of Antipas my faithful witness, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.’” (Revelation 2:13)

To the Church in Thyatira

19 “‘I know your works, your love and faith and service and patient endurance, and that your latter works exceed the first.’” (Revelation 2:19)

To the Church in Sardis

4 “’Yet you have still a few names in Sardis, people who have not soiled their garments, and they will walk with me in white, for they are worthy.’” (Revelation 3:4)

To the Church in Philadelphia

“‘I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. Behold, I will make those of the synagogue of Satan who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie – behold, I will make them come and bow down before your feet, and they will learn that I have loved you. 10 Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth.’” (Revelation 3:8-10)

To the Church in Laodicea

John had nothing good to say about this church.

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