No Perfect Church
What if Jesus came by to evaluate all the churches in upstate New York? After his anonymous visit he then sent his review via a trusted messenger. What would he say, and how would he present his findings? Something like this happened in the very earliest days of the church, as people became followers of Jesus throughout the Roman Empire.
In a vision Jesus came to John on a prison island in the Mediterranean, and he gave seven reviews of seven churches. And one message comes through: there is no perfect church. Let's look at these messages from Jesus and what they might be saying to churches today.
Let anyone who has an ear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches. (Revelation 2-3)