This series is called: The 7 Churches of Revelation.
This series examines the first 3 chapters of the Book of Revelation. John the Apostle wrote this letter with an eye on the future unfolding of events in the end times. However, he also brought a message from our Lord that addressed 7 of the known churches near the island where John was exiled. These messages to each of the 7 churches were powerful reminders of what God desires from His churches. They continue to speak to all churches today.
This week’s message is “Sardis”, the 5th church addressed by John. The history of this city is a long and grand one. Built in the mountains, virtually unconquerable, it was steeped in its pride and its awareness of its good old days. The church reflected this pride, so that although many viewed her as strong and alive, Jesus had harsh words for her. She had the reputation of being alive yet she was really in a coma, spiritually dead.