The seven letters actually line up with church history, following the book of Acts and continuing on through today. I also find it fascinating that the very name of each congregation actually relates to what is going on with them.
Let's take a look at what each letter contains:
- Destination (which congregation) and who it is from (the Messiah)
- The good reports
- The bad reports
- The exhortation - telling them what to do
- The warnings to those with ears to hear (addressing individuals instead of congregations)
- A promise (again addressing individuals)
My next post will be up close and personal with the congregation at Ephesus.