April 10, 2022

You have abandoned the love

Bible Text: Revelation 2:1-7 |

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Having gotten a good start on our new series, Great & Amazing, in Revelation over the past two Sundays, we now look ahead to seven messages that are directed at seven local churches. The messages sent by Jesus to these churches stand as encouragement and exhortation for us today. We are being compelled to, “hear what the Spirit says to the churches” today. To our church.

And in this first letter we are challenged to not abandon or to recapture, “the love [we] had at first.” Firing on all cylinders and having the best ministry and yet failing to love, we’ll see, is an abject and utter failure. We’ll take a hard look at ourselves as a church this Sunday as we look at Revelation 2:1-7.

Series: Great & Amazing - Revelation
Message: 3 - You have abandoned the love
Text: Revelation 2:1-7
Todd Dugard
Harvest Bible Chapel
April 10, 2022

Jesus is in the midst of his church (2:1), and so we must love as we first loved…

…building on the good that is happening (2:2-3. 6)

…repenting of what’s not so good (2:4-5a)

Hebrews 12:6
1 Corinthians 13:1-3

Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.
C.S. Lewis

…heeding the divine warnings (2:5b, 7a)

…trusting the promise of eternal life (2:7b)