Lessons for Churches Then and Now Local churches everywhere are confronting difficult times. Christians must stand firm against the influence of culture, materialism, and immorality. This 13-lesson study explores the seven churches of Asia: the praise for them, the problems they confronted, and the prescription for remaining pure. Application is made to the Lord's church in modern times. Included in this study are lessons on each of the seven churches plus good introductory material to the seven letters including The Clash of Kingdoms, John's Vision, and The Living One. The final two lessons deal with The Holy City and Lessons for Us.