The second church in this letter to the seven churches is Smyrna! The jewel of Asia Minor. The printed coins of Smyrna from the era when the Book of Revelation was written actually had imprinted on them “first in Asia in beauty”. If you think of Wellington being Ephesus, then Smyrna would be any one of the lovely towns on the Kapiti coast. It was a holiday spot and many who were well off lived there. How did that impact the local Christian community there, and what does it mean for us today?