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

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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

2:1 “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.

“‘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. I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name's sake, and you have not grown weary. But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. 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. Yet this you have: you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. 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)

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