Introduction to the Church at Sardis

You in the book of Revelation we are told of seven letters Jesus wrote to churches in what was then Asia Minor an area now known as the country of Turkey located about 30 miles south of Thyatira was the city of Sardis the city was located at the crossroads of some of the most important roads in Asia this location made one of the world’s great trading centres and contributed to its great wealth in fact the first coinage ever to be minted in Asia was minted in Sardis some have said the Sardis was the place where modern money was born most noticeable in Sardis was the Acropolis which rose about 800 feet above the North section of the city it was protected by rock walls which were nearly vertical except on the south side this made it a fortress that provided protection from invading armies only twice was it ever captured though attacks on it were frequent each time it was captured it was because guards had fallen asleep living the city vulnerable to attack this memory would be important to the church where Jesus instructed John to write wake up but if you do not wake up I will come like a thief and you will not know at what time I will come to you as with other cities Sardis contained in many temples to the gods it worshipped in fact Sardis had a temple to Diana that equaled the size of the famous Temple of Artemis in Ephesus however the temple at Sardis was never finished the city of Sardis was for many years wealthy beyond imagination but this wealth also led to its downfall the people became self-indulgent and self-satisfied its citizens were known for combining wild sexual orgies with their worship of heathen gods one historian summed up ancient Sardis this way no city in the whole province of Asia had a more splendid history than Sardis no city of Asia at that time showed such a melancholy contrast between past splendor and present decay as Sardis its history was the exact opposite of Smyrna Smyrna was dead and yet lived Sardis lived and was dead while the church in Sardis seemed healthy on the outside on the inside she was dead the church had become like the city in which she resided the church which was once a vibrant and effective had become lazy and ineffective impressed with her past the church was not alert to face the challenges of the present or the future it was to this church that Jesus wrote to the Angel of the church in Sardis write these are the words of him who holds the seven spirits of God and the Seven Stars I know your deeds you have a reputation of being alive but you are dead wake up strengthen what remains and is about to die for I have not found your deeds complete in the sight of my god remember therefore what you have received and heard obey it and repent but if you do not wake up I will come like a thief and you will not know at what time I will come to you yet you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes they will walk with me dressed in white for they are worthy he who overcomes will wipe them be dressed in white I will never blot out his name from the book of life but will acknowledge his name before my father and his angels he who has an ear let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches this time I liked him …

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