The Church of “Brotherly Love” … aaahhh! Philadelphia comes from two Greek words: “Philo” which means “love” and “adelphos” which means “brother” and together they form Philadelphia which means “brotherly love”. I’d say from this reading in Revelation 3 that this was a pretty good church, although maybe a bit shy or timid. Jesus holds…

Well for sure this Church didn’t make the podium! In fact, I’d say unless they changed certain things they wouldn’t make it across the finish line. We all know there are no perfect churches because they are filled with imperfect people. The Church in Sardis had a reputation. It was actually a good reputation because…

At first glance it appears that the Lord is well pleased with the folks in church at Thyatira. He makes mention of their works, love, service, faith and patience and even said “the last are more than the first” which suggests to me that they were increasing, growing and getting better. Way to go Church!…

And the bronze medal goes to church number three. One thing we know about this assembly of believers in the city of Pergamos is that they were in a tough place. Pergamos was where Satan dwelt and in fact where he had set up his throne. Whatever that means, to say the least, would be…