The Church in Thyatira

  Brethren in Thyatira (Rev. 2) were known for their faith. Christians walk by faith and not by sight (2 Cor. 5:7). Though they had not seen Christ personally, even as we have not, they knew the evidence concerning Him. Actual sight was not necessary for them to know by faith. In fact, we can be more sure of the testimony of God's Word than we can the things we might personally see and experience because we are capable of being deceived. But the testimony of the Lord is true and reliable.

  This was a church of service and ministry. The way to greatness, according to Christ is the way of ministering and serving. They were not involved in just "busy-ness" but were active doing the Lord's business.

  Though subjected to persecution, they had the qualities to enable them to remain loyal. In my mind I see them as a ship plowing through stormy seas toward its destination without being driven off course. That is the way of life for the Christian now as it was for the Christian then.