The churches in Pergamum and Thyatira are highly praised. At first glance they appeared solid and impregnable. But as is often the case, the greatest threat to a church is not from the outside, but from within. False teachers were promoting compromise with the gods of culture and commerce. “Go along to get along” was their theme. And the churches tolerated it. Disguised as ‘seeker sensitivity’ and ‘cultural awareness,’ this false teaching continued unchallenged. And the false teachers continued undisciplined.
Failure to discipline is deadly. Deadly to a church and deadly to its members. We might think it more loving to avoid it. But discipline is a mark of real love. Jesus takes discipline seriously. Do we? Join us this week as we examine Revelation 2:12-29 and consider why the Church struggles to practice discipline but why we must.