This is a set of visuals to use with the lesson about the 7 different churches in Asia that John wrote about in Revelation. See below for more on the visuals.This is a set of visuals shaped like a building. Each church listed has an 'About it' visual with another to cut as a puzzle. You could use the full visual with magnets if you like. Cathy has each part of the lesson printed on the back of the full visual and holds each one while teaching. As you discuss each church's issues, start putting the puzzle together. (She lets the students take turns putting them together).
Begin by stating the church's name and Jesus said "I know your works." Add the top piece of the puzzle. You are making the church 'whole', here is the whole picture, or studying the 'puzzle', whatever phrase you would like to use while putting the puzzle together. Discuss the issues and how they apply to us today. Click here to download the visuals.
You could use this poster to discuss how the people are the church. We worship at the church building. So many think the church building is the church, but discussing the different churches here in Revelation will help them understand the concept. Click here to download the poster.
This lesson was written to be used with the above visuals, but can be used on it's own. Click here to download it.
Cathy Whitacre is a Christian, wife, mother, Nana, sister, and friend. Cathy and her husband Gerry worship with the New Hope church of Christ, in Bradyville, Tennessee.
Family has been one of her crowning joys in life. Married to Gerry for over 47 years they have had many years of adventure and love. Her children and grandchildren have kept her busy and happy. Everywhere Cathy has lived from Ohio, Illinois, Texas, Georgia, Tennessee and more she has made dear friends who she considers family.
Cathy has had the opportunity to participate in mission work for many years. She has had the privilege of speaking at Ladies Days, teaching Vacation Bible Schools, and conducting workshops in Jamaica, Scotland, New Zealand, and here in the United States.
Cathy has been involved in teaching for over 50 years, from nursery to adults. Cathy feels that Christian Education is one of the greatest mission efforts we can be involved in, and the benefits are eternal.