Seven Churches

Jesus gave the apostle John some special messages. John shared these messages with seven churches. These messages are part of the book of Revelation in the New Testament. We can read and learn from these messages today.
John began the book of Revelation by sharing these seven messages from Jesus. These messages were for the churches in the cities of Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea. With each message, Jesus began by telling the church what they had done that was good. Then Jesus warned them about their sins and told them to repent.
The problems that these seven churches faced are the same problems that churches face today — people who do not follow God completely and false teachers who teach things against God. Jesus told these churches to change their hearts and lives.
Think about your relationship with God today. Be sure that you are living for Him every day!