The messages to the churches of Revelation 2 & 3 are given to us for a very important purpose. The problems in all these churches can be a part of each of our lives at any time in the day. It's important to understand what their problems were so we can avoid them. The historical background of each church is enormously helpful in fully grasping the message.
Beyond Today Presenter, United Church of God Pastor
Gary Petty is a 1978 graduate of Ambassador College with a BS in mass communications. He worked for six years in radio in Pennsylvania and Texas. He was ordained a minister in 1984 and has served congregations in Longview and Houston Texas; Rockford, Illinois; Janesville and Beloit, Wisconsin; and San Antonio, Austin and Waco, Texas. He presently pastors United Church of God congregations in Nashville, Murfreesboro and Jackson, Tennessee.