The King Is Coming: Return to Love

Revelation 2:1-7

Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near. Rev. 1:3

 

Because the exalted Christ knows His church and those who belong to it, He…

commends His church when we persevere in good works and faithfully protect the purity of the church.    Revelation 2:1-3,6

 

corrects His church when we abandon our first love for Him.  2:4

 

v  warns His church of the consequences of not repenting when we abandon our love for Him and others.  2:5

 

v  challenges each of us in His church to obey his Spirit directed messages. 2:7a

 

v  promises eternal rewards to you if you are a faithful, loving overcomer. 2:7b

 

Main Idea:  The exalted Christ challenges the faithful in His church to confess their sin of abandoning their love for Him and others so that they might maintain their witness for Christ and receive eternal reward.

 

Application:

  • Have you abandoned your first love for God? for others?
  • Are you living as an overcomer?
  • Is there anything you need to confess or repent of today?