Welcome to Bishop Boyea’s meditations upon the letters of Jesus Christ to the seven Churches as identified in the Book of Revelations, the concluding book of the Bible.
The location of the seven Churches are found in present-day western Turkey. All the letters have the same structure. They begin with the name of the Church. Then Jesus uses a different image in each one to identify himself after which he makes a judgment about that Church. He provides a particular exhortation for that Church followed by a general exhortation to all who will hear and a promise of a reward to the victors.
Today, in his first letter, we meditate upon Jesus’ address to the Church at Ephesus (2:1-7).