Jesus shows what Love is by asking self-righteous people if he can have dinner with them.
Jesus wants these people at Philadelphia to keep being loving, even while a mean group of people depise them. Strangely enough, this ties to ancient Egyptian and Assyrian history.
In this Letter, Jesus writes to a group that look really good, but are dead. Jesus encourages them to live again.
In this letter to his bride, Jesus praises her, but encourages her to be sure to represent him well. Other people’s eternity is at risk.
In this letter to his bride, Jesus calls her attention to the some dangerously bad guys that are coming over trying to break up the marriage. But he says he is completely confident in her faithfulness.
In this letter to his bride, Jesus is gently encouraging her to face what is in front of her. Those of you who have lost a loved one can relate. Those of you who have watched while a loved one is hated and destroyed by society can relate more.
This letter is really a great example of a Love Letter. But you have to read it understanding the background against which it is written.
In the book of Revelation in the Bible, there are 7 letters from Jesus to 7 churches. These letters are difficult to understand, especially when one tries to keep in mind the message of the Gospel. The Gospel is that you are loved by God and can have eternal life by believing God. This next …