Category Archives: Seven Churches

When faith causes you to doubt

I believe in a God whose love is so great that He is love. I believe in a God who is so powerful that He is all-powerful. But sometimes I struggle to reconcile this world with my belief in such a God. … Continue reading

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A Great Church with a serious problem, conclusion (See pt. 1 & 2 below)

The Church that left its first love, Revelation 2:1-7  “First love” for whom?   For God?   When Jesus rebukes them for leaving their first love, the question, “love for whom?” seems to be important. Is it their first love … Continue reading

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A Great Church with a serious problem, part 2

The Church that left its first love (Revelation 2:1-7)  Jesus words to the Church in Ephesus are direct: “Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love” (v. 4). What does this mean? Answering this question is of … Continue reading

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A Great Church with a serious problem, part 1

The Church that left its first love (Revelation 2:1-7) The Church in Ephesus was born out of adversity (see: Acts 18-20). It existed in the most popular city of the region of Asia. Ephesus was considered the “gateway of the Orient,” … Continue reading

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