Our Lord commends the church of Ephesus for their good works and recognition of false teachers.
Our Lord exposes the sinfulness of the church of Ephesus: they had lost their first love, Jesus Christ.
The church of Smyrna received commendation from Christ because of their faithfulness in enduring persecution.
God rewards faithful believers who remain loyal to His Son during this life.
Our Lord exposes some of the idolatrous teaching that had crept into the church in Pergamum.
The Lord calls the church in Pergamum to repent from their sins and to reject all doctrines that oppose the true teaching of Scripture.
Our Lord exposes the church of Thyatira for allowing extra-biblical authority to infiltrate their church.
The Lord calls Thyatira to repent from their evil deeds and to hold fast to sound doctrine.
Our Lord exposes the empty spiritual life of the church of Sardis and their need of repentance.
The Lord knows that there are some faithful believers in Sardis and they will walk with Him in heaven.
Our Lord commends the church in Philadelphia for their faithfulness in keeping God’s Word.
The Lord will eternally reward Christians who are faithful in serving Him in this life.
Our Lord exposes the false gospel that the church of Laodicea had fully embraced.
The Lord calls the Laodiceans to repent from their embracement of a false gospel and to turn to the truth of Christ.