To the One Who Conquers: 50 Daily Meditations on the Seven Letters of Revelation 2-3
Fifty brief meditations bring these first-century letters into the twenty-first century, demonstrating their enormous relevance and practicality for the church today.
The seven letters of Revelation 2 and 3 are utterly and unequivocally Christ-centered in their content. The message is clear: Jesus is to be the center of all church life. When it comes to his church, Jesus cares comparatively little about numbers, cultural relevance, social influence, or financial prosperity. The only thing that ultimately matters is the degree to which a church and the lives of its members are shaped according to the likeness of Jesus.
These daily meditations lead readers to ask several questions: Is my church centered on Jesus? Am I? Is Jesus prized above all earthly treasures? To the One Who Conquers will help believers fashion their lives and ministries according to what pleases him, inspiring a lifetime of faithfulness.
About the Author
Sam Storms has spent 38 years in ministry as a pastor, professor and author. He was visiting Associate Professor of Theology at Wheaton College from 2000-2004, and is currently Senior Pastor at Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City. He has authored 20 books and founded Enjoying God Ministries. He’s a graduate of The University of Oklahoma (B.A.), Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M) and The University of Texas (Ph.D.). He and his wife Ann have been married for 40 years and are the parents of two grown daughters and have four grandchildren. On a more personal level, Sam loves baseball, books, movies, and anything to do with the Oklahoma Sooners.
"An ideal combination of solid research with practical, devotional, pastoral insight—enjoyable and edifying to read. Articulating the demands of the kingdom, Storms challenges us to live for God's heart and to trust his faithfulness."
"If you want meditations that will lift your mind to the majesty of God and the supremacy of his Son, if you want devotionals that come out of the biblical text and not someone's imagination, if you want reflections on especially difficult topics such as suffering, then this book is for you. Dr. Storms embraces the truth of the biblical text in a trustworthy and uplifting manner."
"Sam Storms is one of the most intelligent, incisive, and eloquent Bible teachers of the early twentieth-first century. I heard him teach a class on Revelation 2 and 3 and found it to be one of the most intellectually stimulating and spiritually transformational Bible classes I have ever attended. The good news is that his teaching on the letters to the seven churches is now available to everyone. People who read this book will be drawn closer to the Lord by this Christ-centered and Spirit-anointed teacher."