Letter to the church in Sardis (Rev. 3:1-6):

Sardis was a wealthy center of commerce in Asia Minor at that time. The first gold and silver coins were said to have been minted in Sardis. Who is addressing the church? “…him who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars…” (vs. 2) Their Deeds/works: “you have a name that you are ...

Letter to the church in Thyatira (Rev. 2:18-29):

With twelve (12) verses, this letter to the church of Thyatira is the longest of the seven written to the churches. Background: A city specialized in dyeing. Lydia, the purple seller (Acts 16:14) came from there and people primarily worshiped the sun god (Apollo) there. Who is addressing the church? The Son of God, whose ...