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How do we get our lives back on track? There are some important steps we must take.

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  1. 1. How to Get Back on Track Ephesus had left its first love. They needed to get back There are 4 steps to get back where they once were.
  2. 2. Revelation 2:3-5  3 and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name's sake and have not become weary. 4 Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. 5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place--unless you repent.
  3. 3. What Happened?  They had persevered, had patience  Worked for Jesus, not weary  BUT – Left their first love  How did you feel when first baptized?  Has the feeling faded, gone away?  HOW DO WE GET IT BACK?  THERE ARE 4 STEPS
  4. 4. 1 - Remember  Remember what you did to become a Christian  Remember the feeling of forgiveness  Remember how your faith grew   Remember what it was like to be saved, forgiven, headed to heaven Realize how far you have gone away
  5. 5. 2 - Repent  Realize you have drifed away  Know that it was an error / sin / wrong  Decide to turn things around  Form a plan for change in your life  Determine not to do that again
  6. 6. 3 - Restore  Do the first works again  Get back to what you used to do  What you did in the beginning Faith – Repentance – Confession  Ask for help to make the corrections  Put your fellowship back on track   Put your life back on track
  7. 7. 3 - Restore  Restore = put it back the way it was  Make it look like when it was brand new  We can restore cars, houses, boats  We can restore lives, faith, morality  Get your life back where it was when you were first baptized
  8. 8. 4 – OR be Removed  WARNING – DANGER  If you don't follow the steps above - - - You can die lost  A congregation can cease to exist  The light from our candle can be put out  Local churches can grow / die   They can explode suddenly / fade slowly  Jesus can remove them
  9. 9. You Can Get Back on Track Remember Repent Restore OR be Removed
  10. 10. You Can Get Back on Track Remember Repent Restore OR be Removed

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