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Love Letters To The Church – Week 1 – Ephesus

Sermon Notes

Week 2 in our Love Letters To The Church series. This week we look at Jesus had to say to the church at Ephesus. 
Revelation 2:1-7

Key Points/Overview:

Background & Setting:


  • Their/Our Works
  • Their/Our Endurance
  • Their/Our Righteousness 

As critical as those seem to the Christian Walk, and as foundational as they would appear there is a MAJOR issue – an Abandonment of Love.

I Corinthians 13:1-6 – The Way of Love

Galatians 5:22-24 – The Fruit of the Spirit

Matthew 11:28-30 – Without Love we are running on our efforts to ENDURE, RIGHTEOUS, WORKS!

An Image of the shift of focus, or as Jesus calls it – the abandonment can be found in Luke 10:38-41. 

Martha is a picture of enduring, righteous, works, Mary is a picture of the Love Jesus is referring too, to sit at His feet and to grow in that relationship. It is a daily part of our walk.


Understanding The Signs – Week 3 – Casting Our Cares

Sermon Notes

Week 3 in our Understanding The Signs series. This week we look at what Peter had to say about our Anxiety and why it is such an issue between us and our God. 
I Peter 5:1-11

Key Points/Overview:

Background & Setting:

Peter is writing the early church that is going through a lot of stress. Rome has been burned, Nero’s plan to “encourage” the rebuilding of Rome has backfired and now he has turned to the early Christians as a scapegoat. 

Anxiety = Worry. 

Worry is saying “God is not big enough to handle this for me – I will need to take care of this” – that attitude comes from a place of pride. Peter calls and reminds us we must HUMBLE ourselves – to ALL pride. 


As we head further into our study on the end times, it can be “human” to be tempted to become anxious over these things we will be studying. We need to surrender that to God.