Church Description of Jesus Commendation Reproof Instruction Threat Promise
Ephesus - theloveless church(2:1-7) 34 -100 AD.holds the seven starsin His right hand, whowalks in the midst of the seven goldenlampstands.works, laboured for Jesus Christ, patience,persevered, cannotbear those who areevil, tests those whosay they are apostles,have not becomeweary, hates the deedof the Nicolaitans.have left your first love.remember from whereyou have fallen, repentdo the first works.Jesus will come andremove your lampstand.will eat from the tree of life in the paradise of God.Smyrna - thepersecuted church(2:8-11). 100-313 AD.the First and the Last,who was dead andcame to life.works, tribulation,poverty (but you arerich).do not fear, be faithfuluntil death, someimprisoned for 10days.the crown of life, willnot be hurt by thesecond death.Pergamos - thecompromisingchurch (2:12-17).313- 538 AD.has a sharp two edgedsword.works, holds fast toJesus' name, didn'tdeny their faith.hold the doctrine of Balaam, taught Balakto put a stumblingblock before thechildren of Israel, toeat things sacrificed toidols, commit sexualimmorality, hold thedoctrine of theNicolaitans.repent.Jesus will come andfight against them withthe sword of Hismouth.will give some of thehidden manna to eat, awhite stone, written onit will be a new nameno one knows excepthim who receives it.Thyatira - thecorrupt church(2:18-29). 517-1517.the Son of God, haseyes like a flame of fire, feet like finebrass.works greater than thefirst, love, service,faith, patience.allows Jezebel toteach/seduce, commitsexual immorality, eatthings sacrificed toidols.repent, hold fast, keepJesus' works until theend.great tribulation,will kill her children.will give eachaccording to their works, put on no other burden, given power over the nations, giventhe morning star.Sardis - the deadchurch (3:1-6).1517-1798.has the seven Spiritsof God and the sevenstars.works, few have notdefiled their garments.works not perfectbefore God.be watchful,strengthen the thingsthat remain, remember how you have recievedand heard, hold fast,repentJesus' will come uponyou as a thief.will be found worthy towalk with Jesus inwhite garments, won'tblot out his name fromthe Book of Life, willconfess his namebefore God/angels.Philadelphia - thefaithful church (3:7-13). 1798-1844.who is Holy, is true,has the keys of David,who opens and no oneshuts, shuts and noone opens.works, kept Jesus'word, not deniedJesus' name, havekept Jesus'command topersevere.have little strength.hold fast.liars will worshipbefore your feet, will bkept from the hour of trial, will be made apillar in the temple of God, the name of God+name of newcity+Jesus' new namewritten on him.Laodicea - thelukewarm church(3:14-22) 1844- judgement.the Amen, the Faithfuland True witness, theBeginning of thecreation of God.works.niether cold/hot, saysthey are rich, wealthy,in need of nothing butare wretched,miserable, poor, blind,naked.Buy from Jesus gold,white garments, eyesalve. Be zealous,repent.Jesus will vomit youout of His mouth.will dine with Jesus,will sit with Jesus onHis throne.
The Seven Churches of the Book of Revelation