To the Church in Ephesus         Part 2      Revelation 2:4&5 But I Have This Against You
• (4) But I have this against you, that you have left  your first love.
• (4) But I have this against you, that you have left  your first love.• Jude 1:20-21 But you, beloved, building yourselve...
• Luke 10:27 And he answered, "YOU SHALL LOVE  THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND  WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH AL...
• Luke 10:27 And he answered, "YOU SHALL LOVE  THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND  WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH AL...
• John 13:34 "A new commandment I give to you,  that you love one another, even as I have loved  you, that you also love o...
• John 13:34 "A new commandment I give to you,  that you love one another, even as I have loved  you, that you also love o...
• “No religious act is of any value in God’s sight if it  does not accompany and flow from Christian  love….” Maurice Robe...
• “No religious act is of any value in G’s sight if it  does not accompany & flow from Xian love….”  Maurice Roberts• Luke...
• 1. Jude 1:21a keep yourselves in the love of God,
• 1. Jude 1:21a keep yourselves in the love of God,• 2. 1 Corinthians 14:1a Pursue love,
• 1. Jude 1:21a keep yourselves in the love of God,• 2. 1 Corinthians 14:1a Pursue love,• 3. Ephesians 5:2a walk in love,
• 1. Jude 1:21a keep yourselves in the love of God,• 2. 1 Corinthians 14:1a Pursue love,• 3. Ephesians 5:2a walk in love,•...
•  “I took up the word ‘Love,’ and I do not know how many weeks I spent in studying the passages in which it occurs, till ...
• meeting. There is no use trying to do church work  without love. A doctor, a lawyer, may do good  work without love, but...
• 3. Deuteronomy 6:5 "You shall love the LORD your  God with all your heart and with all your soul and  with all your might.
• 3. Deuteronomy 6:5 "You shall love the LORD your  God with all your heart and with all your soul and  with all your migh...
• 3. Deuteronomy 6:5 "You shall love the LORD your  God with all your heart and with all your soul and  with all your migh...
• 3. Deuteronomy 6:5 "You shall love the LORD your  God with all your heart and with all your soul and  with all your migh...
• 14. John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that He  gave His only begotten Son.
• 14. John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that He  gave His only begotten Son.• 18. John 15:9 "Just as the Father has l...
• 14. John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that He  gave His only begotten Son.• 18. John 15:9 "Just as the Father has l...
• 26. 1 Corinthians 13:2 If I…know all mysteries and  all knowledge;…but do not have love, I am  nothing.
• 26. 1 Corinthians 13:2 If I…know all mysteries and  all knowledge;…but do not have love, I am  nothing.• 29. 1 Corinthia...
• 26. 1 Corinthians 13:2 If I…know all mysteries and  all knowledge;…but do not have love, I am  nothing.• 29. 1 Corinthia...
• 38. 1 Timothy 1:5 But the goal of our instruction is  love.
• 38. 1 Timothy 1:5 But the goal of our instruction is  love.• 41. 1 Peter 4:8 Above all, keep fervent in your love  for o...
• 44. 1 John 3:18 Let us not love with word or with  tongue, but in deed and truth.
• 44. 1 John 3:18 Let us not love with word or with  tongue, but in deed and truth.• 48. 1 John 4:19 We love, because He f...
• Ephesians 3:14-19 For this reason I bow my knees  before the Father…(16) that He would grant you,  according to the rich...
• Philippians 1:9 And this I pray, that your love may  abound still more and more in real knowledge and  all discernment,
• Philippians 1:9 And this I pray, that your love may  abound still more and more in real knowledge and  all discernment,•...
• 2 Thessalonians 1:3 We ought always to give  thanks to God for you, brethren, as is only fitting,  because your faith is...
• “I cannot encourage you enough to make praying  for love a regular part of your prayer life. Pray for  increasing knowle...
• Hebrews 10:24 and let us consider how to  stimulate one another to love and good deeds,
• Hebrews 10:24 and let us consider how to  stimulate one another to love and good deeds,• Matthew 5:46-47 "For if you lov...
• 1 John 2:15 Do not love the world nor the things in  the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of  the Father is no...
• 1 John 2:15 Do not love the world nor the things in  the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of  the Father is no...
• Galatians 5:22a But the fruit of the Spirit is love,
• Galatians 5:22a But the fruit of the Spirit is love,• Ephesians 5:2 and walk in love, just as Christ also  loved you and...
• Galatians 5:22a But the fruit of the Spirit is love,• Ephesians 5:2 and walk in love, just as Christ also  loved you and...
• 1 Corinthians 16:14 Let all that you do be done in  love.
• 1 Corinthians 16:14 Let all that you do be done in  love.• Hebrews 10:24 and let us consider how to  stimulate one anoth...
• (5) Therefore remember from where you have  fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at  first; or else I am coming t...
•   Study love•   Pray for love•   Practice love•   Love the right things•   Love in the power of the Spirit•   Remember• ...
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Revelation Part 9 - The Church in Ephesus (part 2)

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Teaching Elder Duke Shelley of Black Forest Chapel continues a series on Revelation. Part 9 explores further the letter to the Church at Ephesus.

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Revelation Part 9 - The Church in Ephesus (part 2)

  1. 1. To the Church in Ephesus Part 2 Revelation 2:4&5 But I Have This Against You
  2. 2. • (4) But I have this against you, that you have left your first love.
  3. 3. • (4) But I have this against you, that you have left your first love.• Jude 1:20-21 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, (21) keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting anxiously for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.
  4. 4. • Luke 10:27 And he answered, "YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND; AND YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF."
  5. 5. • Luke 10:27 And he answered, "YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND; AND YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF."• Matthew 10:37 "He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.
  6. 6. • John 13:34 "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
  7. 7. • John 13:34 "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.• Ephesians 1:15 For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and your love for all the saints
  8. 8. • “No religious act is of any value in God’s sight if it does not accompany and flow from Christian love….” Maurice Roberts
  9. 9. • “No religious act is of any value in G’s sight if it does not accompany & flow from Xian love….” Maurice Roberts• Luke 11:42a "But woe to you Pharisees! For you pay tithe of mint and rue and every kind of garden herb, and yet disregard justice and the love of God;
  10. 10. • 1. Jude 1:21a keep yourselves in the love of God,
  11. 11. • 1. Jude 1:21a keep yourselves in the love of God,• 2. 1 Corinthians 14:1a Pursue love,
  12. 12. • 1. Jude 1:21a keep yourselves in the love of God,• 2. 1 Corinthians 14:1a Pursue love,• 3. Ephesians 5:2a walk in love,
  13. 13. • 1. Jude 1:21a keep yourselves in the love of God,• 2. 1 Corinthians 14:1a Pursue love,• 3. Ephesians 5:2a walk in love,• 4. John 15:9b abide in My love.
  14. 14. • “I took up the word ‘Love,’ and I do not know how many weeks I spent in studying the passages in which it occurs, till at last I could not help loving people! I had been feeding on love so long that I was anxious to do everybody good I came in contact with.• I got full of it. It ran out my fingers. You take up the subject of love in the Bible! You will get so full of it that all you have got to do is to open your lips, and a flood of the love of God flows out upon the
  15. 15. • meeting. There is no use trying to do church work without love. A doctor, a lawyer, may do good work without love, but God’s work cannot be done without love.” DL Moody.
  16. 16. • 3. Deuteronomy 6:5 "You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
  17. 17. • 3. Deuteronomy 6:5 "You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.• 7. Psalms 106:1 For His love is everlasting.
  18. 18. • 3. Deuteronomy 6:5 "You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.• 7. Psalms 106:1 For His love is everlasting.• 8. Isaiah 63:9 In His love and in His mercy He redeemed them.
  19. 19. • 3. Deuteronomy 6:5 "You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.• 7. Psalms 106:1 For His love is everlasting.• 8. Isaiah 63:9 In His love and in His mercy He redeemed them.• 12. Matthew 5:44 Love your enemies.
  20. 20. • 14. John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son.
  21. 21. • 14. John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son.• 18. John 15:9 "Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love.
  22. 22. • 14. John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son.• 18. John 15:9 "Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love.• 20. Romans 8:35-39 Who will separate us from the love of Christ?...no created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
  23. 23. • 26. 1 Corinthians 13:2 If I…know all mysteries and all knowledge;…but do not have love, I am nothing.
  24. 24. • 26. 1 Corinthians 13:2 If I…know all mysteries and all knowledge;…but do not have love, I am nothing.• 29. 1 Corinthians 16:14 Let all that you do be done in love.
  25. 25. • 26. 1 Corinthians 13:2 If I…know all mysteries and all knowledge;…but do not have love, I am nothing.• 29. 1 Corinthians 16:14 Let all that you do be done in love.• 36. Colossians 3:14 Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.
  26. 26. • 38. 1 Timothy 1:5 But the goal of our instruction is love.
  27. 27. • 38. 1 Timothy 1:5 But the goal of our instruction is love.• 41. 1 Peter 4:8 Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.
  28. 28. • 44. 1 John 3:18 Let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.
  29. 29. • 44. 1 John 3:18 Let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.• 48. 1 John 4:19 We love, because He first loved us.
  30. 30. • Ephesians 3:14-19 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father…(16) that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man…that you may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, (19) and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge,
  31. 31. • Philippians 1:9 And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment,
  32. 32. • Philippians 1:9 And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment,• 1 Thessalonians 4:9-10 Now as to the love of the brethren, you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another; (10) for indeed you do practice it toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brethren, to excel still more,
  33. 33. • 2 Thessalonians 1:3 We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brethren, as is only fitting, because your faith is greatly enlarged, and the love of each one of you toward one another grows ever greater;
  34. 34. • “I cannot encourage you enough to make praying for love a regular part of your prayer life. Pray for increasing knowledge of God’s love in Christ. Pray to excel more in love for others. Pray with others for growth in love. In your church prayer meeting or in your small group study, pray for more love for Christ and for a lost, suffering world. As you pray, ‘May the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all’ (1 Thess. 3:12)” Alexander Strauch
  35. 35. • Hebrews 10:24 and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds,
  36. 36. • Hebrews 10:24 and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds,• Matthew 5:46-47 "For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? (47) "If you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?
  37. 37. • 1 John 2:15 Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
  38. 38. • 1 John 2:15 Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.• 2 Timothy 4:10a for Demas, having loved this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica;
  39. 39. • Galatians 5:22a But the fruit of the Spirit is love,
  40. 40. • Galatians 5:22a But the fruit of the Spirit is love,• Ephesians 5:2 and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.
  41. 41. • Galatians 5:22a But the fruit of the Spirit is love,• Ephesians 5:2 and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.• 1 Corinthians 14:1 Pursue love,
  42. 42. • 1 Corinthians 16:14 Let all that you do be done in love.
  43. 43. • 1 Corinthians 16:14 Let all that you do be done in love.• Hebrews 10:24 and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds,
  44. 44. • (5) Therefore remember from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you and will remove your lampstand out of its place--unless you repent.
  45. 45. • Study love• Pray for love• Practice love• Love the right things• Love in the power of the Spirit• Remember• Repent• Do the deeds you did at first.

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