“I know your works” – Jesus says this over and over to the 7 churches in chapters 2 and 3.
Chapter 1 pictured Jesus “in the midst of the 7 lampstands” (some versions say candlesticks) which are the 7 churches. We know God is everywhere and sees everything but those words remind us he is nearby watching.
Today’s reading, Chapter 3 addresses the churches at Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea.
What are some good things that could be said about these churches?
What are some bad things?
What is the message from Jesus to the churches that were not doing as they should (see verse 3, 19)?
Having completed these introductory “cover letters”, the real vision of Revelation begins tomorrow!