Continuing the study of Revelation! (More to follow!)

The order of the churches in chapters 2 and 3 are important, and it doesn’t work in any other order – church history is reflected in the order of the letters!

  1. Ephesus – The Apostolic Church
  2. Smyrna – The Persecuted Church
  3. Pergamum – The Church married the World
  4. Thyatira – The Medieval Church
  5. Sardis – The “Reformed” church
  6. Philadelphia – The Missionary Church
  7. Laodicea – The Apostate Church

Think about what that means for today. As pastor and songwriter Steve Camp once pointed out, “We’re livin’ in Laodicea…”

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