Seven Letters to the Church

By Kurt Selles

January 31, 2024

The book of Revelation is a fitting conclusion to the Bible. It is the revelation of Jesus Christ as the Son of God, the Savior of the world and of all who believe in him as Lord and King. Although its many puzzling visions and sometimes shocking images can make Revelation daunting to study, we discover that these word pictures are actually meant to encourage and give hope to the followers of Jesus. The apocalyptic scenes in Revelation proclaim the victory of Jesus over the forces of evil. Jesus is the risen and reigning Lord!

These devotional readings focus mainly on Revelation 1-3 and are not meant to answer all the questions we might have about these passages. Instead, this series presents the hope we have in Jesus, which the apostle John aimed to share with his original readers in the first century A.D.

This month’s author, Rev. Evan P. Heerema, is a retired pastor who loves God and people. He loves to help people grow in their knowledge and hope found in Jesus Christ. He has traveled to Israel and Turkey, where he visited the sites of six of the seven churches that Jesus addresses in Revelation 2-3.

As you read the Today devotions this month, may you be refreshed, refocused, and renewed in God’s Word!

Begin with day one of Seven Letters to the Church here or download the full PDF.

About the author — Kurt Selles

Kurt Selles is the director of ReFrame Ministries and serves as the Executive Editor of Today. He is a graduate of Calvin College and Seminary, and received his PhD from Vanderbilt University. Before coming to ReFrame, he served 19 years in Taiwan and China with CRC World Missions. Kurt later taught missions at Beeson Divinity School, where he also acted as the director of the school’s Global Center. Kurt and his wife, Vicki, reside in Grand Rapids and have three adult children.

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