Scripture: Revelation 2:1-7
Letters to the Seven Churches Part One – Ephesus
A sermon series exploring what ancient letters and long buried archeology sites from the book of Revelation have to say to today’s church. In Acts 1:8 Jesus sends the disciples to take the good news of salvation to the ends of the earth by the power of the Holy Spirit. During this series with Pastor Tara VinCross, we’ll peer into ancient manuscripts and ruined cities to catch glimpses of the highs and lows, the growing pains and the challenges of the spread of the good news of Jesus Christ to the major urban centers of the world. As we do, we’ll discover what God has to say to us through these affirmations and warnings in the book of Revelation.
Meditation: “For over three years Ephesus was the center of Paul’s work. A flourishing church was raised up here, and from this city the gospel spread throughout the province of Asia, among both Jews and Gentiles… Amidst the constant storm of opposition, the clamor of enemies, and the desertion of friends the intrepid apostle almost lost heart. But he looked back to Calvary and with new ardor pressed on to spread the knowledge of the Crucified. He was but treading the blood-stained path that Christ had trodden before him.” Acts of Apostles, p. 291, 297