Have you ever thought about that?
It’s actually the perfect way to honestly access your church from a Scriptural and Spiritual perspective. I believe that the words from Jesus about the churches mentioned in Revelation were purposely given to us for many reasons; and among those reasons was for us to be able to take a hard look at our own churches.
No church is perfect because it is made up of imperfect people. But I believe that the key to an acceptable church in the eyes of God is whether the Holy Spirit is not quenched, but allowed to do His work among the people.
Let’s first look at the Seven Churches from Revelation and and summarize what Jesus had to say about them:
- Ephesus (Revelation 2:1-7) – The church that had forsaken its first love
- Smyrna (Revelation 2:8-11) – The church that would suffer persecution
- Pergamum (Revelation…
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