Revelation is perhaps the most studied and discussed book in the Bible. It begins with letters to seven different churches of the first century. This study explores the challenges, failures, expectations, and victories of those churches. It gives believers a better context for end-times theology and reveals the cultural implications for the churches of those times and for churches today. Despite our best appearances, modern churches have shortcomings. Yet there is still time to awake from spiritual lethargy and deadness and embrace the mission God has for His church today.