04 Pergamum & Thyatira
Jesus counsels each of the seven churches according to their needs. As He gives messages through John, He assesses their strengths and weaknesses, and prophesies what will happen to them as a consequence.
The experiences of each of the seven local congregations are reflected in a wider sense by the Christian church beyond the first century. The message
to Ephesus to return to its first love, and to Smyrna to be faithful despite its sufferings, is encouraging to all who share those experiences.
In this session, Jesus offers counsel and encouragement to those in Pergamum who are facing internal problems related to compromising their faith, and to those in Thyatira who are experiencing problems with a false prophet leading them astray.