© 2009, www.lettersfromthelamb.com Ephesus
Ephesus <ul><li>Fourth largest city in the Roman empire </li></ul><ul><li>Most important city in Asia </li></ul><ul><li>“ ...
<ul><li>Diana’s temple covered more than two acres </li></ul><ul><li>Now only a depression in a swampy plain </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>The emperor cult was prominent in Ephesus </li></ul>
<ul><li>The emperor cult was prominent </li></ul><ul><li>Temple to Domitian especially impressive </li></ul>
<ul><li>The emperor cult was prominent </li></ul><ul><li>Temple to Domitian especially impressive </li></ul>
Ephesus <ul><li>Paul worked longer in Ephesus than in any other city </li></ul><ul><li>Timothy ministered in Ephesus </li>...
Revelation 2:1-7
From the Risen Christ <ul><li>He who holds the stars and walks among the lampstands </li></ul><ul><li>“ I know…” </li></ul...
The Hardworking Church <ul><li>The Ephesians have persevered through hardships for more than 40 years </li></ul><ul><li>Th...
The Hardworking Church <ul><li>Acts 20:29-31 </li></ul><ul><li>1 Timothy 1:3 </li></ul><ul><li>1 Timothy 4:1 </li></ul><ul...
The Forgetful Church <ul><li>But they have forgotten their “first love” and the “deeds they did at first” </li></ul><ul><l...
Love, Not Lawlessness <ul><li>“ You hate the works of the Nicolaitans” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Christians can (and should) h...
He Who Conquers <ul><li>Each letter holds a promise for “him who conquers” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Revelation 5 says that Je...
<ul><li>Good works and correct doctrine do not equal faithfulness </li></ul><ul><li>There is no substitute for love </li><...
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Lesson 3 — Ephesus

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This is the third lesson of a series based on the book Letters From The Lamb. This lesson covers the first of the letters to the seven churches of Asia in Revelation, the letter to Ephesus

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Lesson 3 — Ephesus

  1. 1. © 2009, www.lettersfromthelamb.com Ephesus
  2. 2. Ephesus <ul><li>Fourth largest city in the Roman empire </li></ul><ul><li>Most important city in Asia </li></ul><ul><li>“ Queen of the East” </li></ul><ul><li>Had status of “first landing” </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Diana’s temple covered more than two acres </li></ul><ul><li>Now only a depression in a swampy plain </li></ul><ul><li>Parts were used in cathedrals throughout Turkey </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The emperor cult was prominent in Ephesus </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The emperor cult was prominent </li></ul><ul><li>Temple to Domitian especially impressive </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>The emperor cult was prominent </li></ul><ul><li>Temple to Domitian especially impressive </li></ul>
  7. 7. Ephesus <ul><li>Paul worked longer in Ephesus than in any other city </li></ul><ul><li>Timothy ministered in Ephesus </li></ul><ul><li>Tradition says that John lived in Ephesus for many years </li></ul><ul><li>At the end of the first century, the Ephesian church was probably larger than any other </li></ul>
  8. 8. Revelation 2:1-7
  9. 9. From the Risen Christ <ul><li>He who holds the stars and walks among the lampstands </li></ul><ul><li>“ I know…” </li></ul><ul><li>“ If you do not repent, I will come…” </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Hardworking Church <ul><li>The Ephesians have persevered through hardships for more than 40 years </li></ul><ul><li>They have opposed false teachers and false doctrine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acts 20:28-31 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paul’s letters to Timothy </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. The Hardworking Church <ul><li>Acts 20:29-31 </li></ul><ul><li>1 Timothy 1:3 </li></ul><ul><li>1 Timothy 4:1 </li></ul><ul><li>1 Timothy 6:3-5 </li></ul><ul><li>1 Timothy 6:20-21 </li></ul><ul><li>2 Timothy 2:14-17 </li></ul><ul><li>2 Timothy 3:1-5 </li></ul><ul><li>2 Timothy 3:12-13 </li></ul><ul><li>2 Timothy 4:3-4 </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Forgetful Church <ul><li>But they have forgotten their “first love” and the “deeds they did at first” </li></ul><ul><li>They are about to lose their lampstand, lose their right to be called one of the Lord’s churches </li></ul>
  13. 13. Love, Not Lawlessness <ul><li>“ You hate the works of the Nicolaitans” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Christians can (and should) hate the actions of those who advocate sinful behavior </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Even while teaching love, Christ does not teach today’s “tolerance” </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. He Who Conquers <ul><li>Each letter holds a promise for “him who conquers” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Revelation 5 says that Jesus conquered on the cross </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Revelation 12:11 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>He who conquers shall eat from the tree of life in paradise </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Good works and correct doctrine do not equal faithfulness </li></ul><ul><li>There is no substitute for love </li></ul>
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