Our First Participant-Generated Entry for the Blog!
We've been looking at models from contemporary corporations for guidance. Last week I began looking in the Bible with the question stated above.
Since Acts 1, when Matthias was the first chosen to lead the apostolic ministry, churches have arrived at turning points in their worship and traditions. What do these early churches have to say to us?
In Revelations John sends a letter to each of the seven churches in Asia. In a vision in Chapter 1, John foresees the future of these churches. He follows in Chapters 2 and 3 with very direct statements of encouragement and admonition for each of the churches. He repeatedly says, He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
Each church receives praise for what they are doing well and where they excel, followed with direct advice as to what they need to change, until the letter comes to Sardis, who is accused of being dead. However, even Sardis is given the call to wake up.
Each of the admonitions is pertinent today and worthy of study. What do they have to say to us?
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.