The Seven Churches Preparation Guide by Dr. Randall D. Smith. Independently published in 2022. ISBN 979-8844027260.
The "letters to the seven churches" found in Revelation two and three recall the story of early churches locked in struggles as they tried to follow Jesus. In just a few short chapters, we examine the setting of each letter, the problems they were facing, and Jesus' prescription to solve their issues. The great benefit of understanding these letters and their settings are the way in which they help us firmly grasp Jesus’ instructions as we seek to follow Him today. Jesus gave them guidance, but preserved the letters as collective encouragement for the church of every age. We continue their story, and we face the same struggles. In each letter, God provided timeless answers.