Sumatra with the Seven Churches takes readers back in time to ancient “Asia” (Turkey), where we consider Jesus’s messages to some of the world’s earliest churches. Readers encounter Jesus as Alpha and Omega, the alive-from-the-dead one who “is” and who was and who is coming.
In Ephesus we remember our first love; in Laodicea we learn what makes Jesus want to spew. In each city we consider background information that helps us understand the message crafted for them. In the process we find timeless truths that apply to our own lives in the here-and-now.
While most of the Book of Revelation is apocalyptic, the first few chapters contain letters or messages to seven churches. It is these chapters that are the focus of Sumatra with the Seven Churches. So grab a cup of your favorite brew and gather some friends or study alone. (The book is designed for both group and individual study.)
This and all the Coffee Cup Bible Study series books contain Monday-through-Friday Bible studies with devotional thoughts for light reading on the weekends. A leader’s guide is available for free on this web site.
For this study I teamed up with a former student, Crickett Keeth. I love her Bible studies, and wanted to introduce her to a broader audience. I think you’ll love what she adds, too.