We are continuing with our study of the seven churches of the Revelation. Sardis was an ancient city where the worship of the Roman emperor was very strong. The words for this church are very harsh. Notice that even in this dark church, the life of faith is still present. Philadelphia, which means “brotherly love”, was not as affluent as the others we have discussed. It was a center of pagan worship, and its chief god was Dionysus, the god of wine.