The Enduring Church: Message to Philadelphia
In this sermon series through Revelation 1–3, see a reality as John sees it and engage with seven unique letters to seven unique churches across ancient Asia. In these letters, we see both encouragement to God’s people, and rebuke. Christ is faithful to be present with and to speak to his church for their good, the world’s salvation, and his ultimate glory. You may be wondering what seven short letters to seven ancient churches has to do with your life. It’s a fair objection, but John, the author of the book of Revelation, anticipates it and answers it. In closing each letter, he says, “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” Therefore, though this is written in a time and to a people a long way from where we stand, the command is for anyone with an open ear to pay careful attention to what God is saying. Are you listening?