I didn’t set out to write a series based on Revelation 2-3. As I began reading the book of Revelation during my quiet times, I wanted to find truths written to the churches that apply for my life. What came from that desire to find one thing in each letter . . . is this series.
The churches to whom John wrote dealt with many of the same issues we face in an increasingly godless culture. Just as the early churches made choices about whether they would live for Jesus or themselves, so too, do we.
We have the gift of being able to look at back at their strengths and weaknesses and learn from them.
This isn’t an in-depth theological rendering of these letters. Rather, each post reflects what God has taught me through studying both the letters and the churches. As we walk through Revelation two and three over the next seven weeks, I hope you’ll be encouraged and share your thoughts here!
When our pastor’s wife asked me out to lunch, I was excited . . . and nervous. What would we talk about?
Through the course of our time together, she asked if I would be willing to work in our church’s women’s ministry department. The request humbled me.
She wanted me?
There was something gratifying, yet somber about the thought of taking on the mantle of women’s ministry. I prayed hard about this decision.
Thought about it.
Used the question, “If I say no and look back in five years, will I regret not doing this?”