Putting the Christ Back

As many discuss putting the Christ back in Christmas, this sermon encourages us to put our relationship with Christ back as the foundation of all that we do.

Revelation 2:1-7

What the Church at Ephesus Got Right …

  • Hard work
  • Perseverance
  • Not tolerating wicked people
  • Testing, identifying falseness
  • Hating compromise
  • (Hating what Jesus hates)

What the Church at Ephesus Got Wrong …

  • “… you have forsaken the love you had at first.” (NIV)
  • “… thou hast left thy first love.” (KJV)
  • “… you have abandoned the love you had at first.” (NRSV)
  • “… you walked way from your first love – why?” (The Message)