Jesus addresses seven churches and from these messages we learn what it means to be a part of the community of God’s people – the church.
As Paul expresses his anguish over the Jewish people’s rejection of Jesus we are reminded that our salvation comes through faith alone, and that we are called to that by God himself.
Drawing together his argument from the first two and half chapters, Paul emphasises that salvation is by grace alone, through faith in Jesus Christ.
In this section the teacher explores the tension between the certainty of death and the uncertainty that life throws at us. We are commanded to seek joy in what God has allotted us.
God’s people choose to ignore God, and the devastating result of sin is realised amongst the community.