Paul Weitzel - September 17, 2023

First Love

As we bring our summer-long study in Ephesians to a close this weekend, we fast forward thirty years from when the apostle Paul wrote Ephesians to when the apostle John wrote Revelation. Revelation is a fascinating Biblical book for many reasons, not the least of which is Jesus’ pointed observations of seven prominent first century churches. Jesus’ observations are in the form of seven letters contained in Revelation 2 and 3. Each letter is a personal letter from Jesus in which he both commends and corrects the behavior of each church. He begins with the church at Ephesus because it was the most prominent of the seven churches. At the time Paul wrote Ephesians, the church in Ephesus was newly planted and full of first generation Christians. By the time Jesus dictated to John what we call Revelation 2:1-7, the church was 30 years old and there was a second generation of Christians. With that in mind, join the GCC family this weekend as we learn what pleases Jesus, and doesn’t please him, when he looks at a church.

Scripture References: Revelation 2:1-7

From Series: "Ephesians"

Join us for our summer long series in the book of Ephesus!

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