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How To Get The Sparkle Back (Regaining Your Spiritual Passion)

07/08/2022 - Jody Destry

Revelation 2:1-7

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.
2 “‘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. 3 I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name’s sake, and you have not grown weary. 4 But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. 5 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. 6 Yet this you have: you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. 7 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.’

Jesus writes a letter to seven churches as prophetic encouragement and warning to his disciples about how to live in the world but not of the world.

The number seven is symbolic of Jesus completed work on earth. This means his letters are for the church worldwide. They are just as relevant for us today as they were when they were first written in 96AD.

Jesus is still in the middle of his churches.

Lessons from the letter to the Church in Ephesus – Remembering our first love.

The trap of going through the motions

  1. Remember
  2. Repent
  3. Re-do

Being a lampstand that shines brightly in our community.