Dear Church
The Letters to the Seven Churches of Asia – A Lenten Bible Study
Bill Thomas

Price: $14.95

ISBN: 0788030442
Size: 6x9
Pages: 96

John’s vision of the resurrected Christ in Revelation is both inspiring and challenging. What message does he have for the church? The modern church finds herself in a peculiar time; she struggles to continue her eternal purpose, carry on her calling, and maintain relevance in a world that is changing rapidly.

The church’s struggle today is not all that different from the difficulties the church faced in the first century. That is why Bill Thomas wrote Dear Church; to analyze Jesus’ message to the seven first-century churches of Asia on how to overcome their challenges.

The nine lessons included in this book act as a roadmap, helping readers to question whether their church is portraying the teachings of the risen Christ. This book is perfect for a Sunday school or small group study.

Lessons include:
• Letter to the church at Smyrna: The Persecuted Church (Revelation 2:8-11)
• Letter to the church at Sardis: The Dead Church (Revelation 3:1-6)
• Letter to the church at Laodicea: The Lukewarm Church (Revelation 3:14-22)

Bill Thomas is a professor at St. Louis Christian College and on staff at First Christian Church in Washington, Missouri. He earned his Bachelor’s of Theology from Manhattan Christian College in 1991. He has authored three Bible studies for CSS Publishing and is a contributor to Emphasis Preaching Journal (a component of SermonSuite). He has also written two novellas and a young adult book.