The Letter to Ephesus – Part One (Rev 2:1-7)

Yesterday we began a series through the letters to the seven churches, found in Revelation chapters 2 and 3. So far, we’ve just looked at some background, and the fact that these “performance reviews” follow the same basic pattern:

  • Who’s speaking: a way of describing Jesus
  • What’s good: an affirmation of what the church is doing well
  • What’s bad: a charge against the church for what it’s failing to do
  • How to get back on track: an exhortation to repent and set things right
  • A warning: of what will happen if they don’t
  • A promise: of what’s in store if they do

Today, we’re looking at the letter to Ephesus (2:1-7) under these headings.

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