Sunday, August 6, 2017
REMEMBER YOUR FIRST LOVE
Pastor of Education
Revelation 2:1-7… 1"To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: The One who holds the seven stars in His right hand, the One who walks among the seven golden lampstands, says this: 2'I know your deeds and your toil and perseverance, and that you cannot tolerate evil men, and you put to the test those who call themselves apostles, and they are not, and you found them to befalse; 3and you have perseverance and have endured for My name's sake, and have not grown weary. 4But I have this against you, that you have left your first love. 5Therefore remember from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you and will remove your lampstand out of its place-unless you repent. 6Yet this you do have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. 7He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God.'
I. CHRIST COMMENDS THEM
II. CHRIST COUNSELS THEM
Revelation 2:4… But I have this against you, that you have lost your first love.
What happens when we lose our first love?
III. CHRIST CAUTIONS THEM
What is God saying to you today?