Revelation 2:1-7 - Letter to the church at Ephesus


The church at Ephesus was a church that worked hard, but also a church which had lost its first love. What does this mean, what does it look like, and what is the way back from it?

Passages:Revelation 2:1-7
Date:October 9, 2016
Series & Preacher:The seven letters of Revelation, David Anderson (None)
Tags:ephesus, first love, letters to the churches, love to christ
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Revelation 2:1-7

1Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; 2I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: 3And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. 4Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. 5Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. 6But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. 7He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. (KJV)

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