The Church of Ephesus
To the Church in Ephesus
2 “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: ‘The words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lampstands.
2 “ ‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false. 3 I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name’s sake, and you have not grown weary. 4 But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. 5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. 6 Yet this you have: you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. 7 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.’ ESV
(Verbs in Lighter Font Color.)
Our pastor gave us a message Sunday on the 1st of seven churches found in Revelation chapters 2 and 3.
You might want to go to the site and download the message on ‘pod cast’ – Note links below;
The Church site: https://firstbaptistelyria.org/
Go to the “Mdeia” tab… Select: “LiveStream” – Broadcasted 2/23/20
Or use this link: https://firstbaptistelyria.org/livestream/
He provided six (6) thought provoking questions to ask our self to determine if we have lost any portion of our first love for Him in any or all by asking yourself these questions?
- Have you lost your wonder for the cross?
- Do you lack in passionate prayer in your prayer life?
- Have you a diminished desire for the “Word”?
- Do you have a lack of zeal to witness?
- Is your love for the Lord replaced for the love of the world?
- Has our ‘Christian Life” become a routine?
FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
Going to the web site and the pod cast you will be able to hear all the supporting discussion for each of the above. I couldn’t write fast enough for all of them. I have edited the 6 questions to fit writing them in this document.