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Losing Your First Love

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August 20, 2019
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Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah

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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Revelation, it is known
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    • as a book of mysterious signs and wonders.
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    • as a book of mysterious signs and wonders.
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    • But the prophecy contained within speaks of more
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    • But the prophecy contained within speaks of more
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    • than just what is to come in the end of days.
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    • than just what is to come in the end of days.
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    • Found near the beginning of the book, Revelation contains
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    • Found near the beginning of the book, Revelation contains
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    • a collection of seven letters, dispatches from Jesus, delivered
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    • a collection of seven letters, dispatches from Jesus, delivered
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    • by Revelation's human author, John.
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    • by Revelation's human author, John.
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    • These letters aren't long.
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    • These letters aren't long.
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    • In fact, they're actually quite brief
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    • In fact, they're actually quite brief
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    • and straight to the point.
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    • and straight to the point.
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    • The recipients?
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    • The recipients?
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    • The early Christian churches.
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    • The early Christian churches.
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    • But while these letters spoke directly to seven churches
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    • But while these letters spoke directly to seven churches
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    • of antiquity, they, like the book of Revelation,
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    • of antiquity, they, like the book of Revelation,
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    • are prophetic, prophetic in that by them, Christ's words
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    • are prophetic, prophetic in that by them, Christ's words
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    • speak to all churches through all the ages.
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    • speak to all churches through all the ages.
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    • Seven churches, seven letters, seven messages
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    • Seven churches, seven letters, seven messages
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    • for today's believers, relevant words of commendation,
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    • for today's believers, relevant words of commendation,
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    • tender encouragement, and of warning.
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    • tender encouragement, and of warning.
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    • So join me as we look into the Bible and discover
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    • So join me as we look into the Bible and discover
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    • Christ's timeless words
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    • Christ's timeless words
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    • to his followers through the seven churches
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    • to his followers through the seven churches
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    • of Revelation.
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    • of Revelation.
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    • Dr. Jeremiah: Hello, I'm David Jeremiah.
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    • Dr. Jeremiah: Hello, I'm David Jeremiah.
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    • Welcome to "Turning Point."
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    • Welcome to "Turning Point."
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    • As a pastor, I've counseled many married couples
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    • As a pastor, I've counseled many married couples
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    • over the years.
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    • over the years.
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    • Sometimes, they're surprised to discover that their love
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    • Sometimes, they're surprised to discover that their love
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    • has grown cold.
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    • has grown cold.
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    • And they're also surprised to learn that love must be
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    • And they're also surprised to learn that love must be
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    • pursued and worked at if it is to remain vibrant.
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    • pursued and worked at if it is to remain vibrant.
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    • You see, love is a choice that must be made.
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    • You see, love is a choice that must be made.
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    • And the same is true in the spiritual life.
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    • And the same is true in the spiritual life.
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    • The church at Ephesus, while commendable,
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    • The church at Ephesus, while commendable,
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    • had this same problem.
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    • had this same problem.
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    • They had lost their love for God.
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    • They had lost their love for God.
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    • They had become so busy serving Christ that they had lost
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    • They had become so busy serving Christ that they had lost
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    • their love for Christ.
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    • their love for Christ.
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    • And because that can happen to anyone, today's message
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    • And because that can happen to anyone, today's message
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    • is for every Christian.
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    • is for every Christian.
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    • It's titled "Losing Your First Love,"
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    • It's titled "Losing Your First Love,"
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    • the second message in our series called
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    • the second message in our series called
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    • "The Seven Churches of Revelation."
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    • "The Seven Churches of Revelation."
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    • It's straight ahead on today's edition
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    • It's straight ahead on today's edition
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    • of "Turning Point."
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    • of "Turning Point."
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    • male announcer: Revelation is a mysterious book full of signs
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    • male announcer: Revelation is a mysterious book full of signs
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    • and symbols, portraying things seen and unseen
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    • and symbols, portraying things seen and unseen
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    • in the world and those of the world to come,
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    • in the world and those of the world to come,
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    • especially appearing in numbers of seven.
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    • especially appearing in numbers of seven.
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    • Gain a clearer understanding of Revelation's mysteries
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    • Gain a clearer understanding of Revelation's mysteries
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    • with Dr. David Jeremiah's, "The Revelation 7s."
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    • with Dr. David Jeremiah's, "The Revelation 7s."
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    • Discover all 54 7s of Revelation in the order they appear
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    • Discover all 54 7s of Revelation in the order they appear
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    • in the Scriptures, along with a correlating reflection,
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    • in the Scriptures, along with a correlating reflection,
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    • plus featured 7s interspersed throughout
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    • plus featured 7s interspersed throughout
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    • this 44 page handbook to help you further your study.
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    • this 44 page handbook to help you further your study.
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    • Use this reference tool in your personal or group study
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    • Use this reference tool in your personal or group study
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    • of Revelation.
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    • of Revelation.
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    • Utilize the topical index to search for and study
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    • Utilize the topical index to search for and study
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    • specific 7s, and find a renewed desire and excitement
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    • specific 7s, and find a renewed desire and excitement
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    • to mine the riches of Revelation.
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    • to mine the riches of Revelation.
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    • Also inside, the Seven Praises bookmark,
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    • Also inside, the Seven Praises bookmark,
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    • to keep you ever-focused on God.
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    • to keep you ever-focused on God.
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    • This study handbook is yours when you give a gift
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    • This study handbook is yours when you give a gift
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    • of any amount in support of this program.
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    • of any amount in support of this program.
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    • And if you give $60 or more, Dr. Jeremiah will send you
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    • And if you give $60 or more, Dr. Jeremiah will send you
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    • "The Seven Churches of Revelation" Study Set,
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    • "The Seven Churches of Revelation" Study Set,
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    • which contains, "The Revelations 7s,"
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    • which contains, "The Revelations 7s,"
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    • all the messages featured in this current teaching series
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    • all the messages featured in this current teaching series
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    • on 9 DVDs, and a correlating study guide.
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    • on 9 DVDs, and a correlating study guide.
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    • Support David Jeremiah and this program
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    • and receive these compelling Revelation study materials
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    • as a thank you.
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    • as a thank you.
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    • Dr. Jeremiah: These are real letters that were written
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    • Dr. Jeremiah: These are real letters that were written
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    • to real churches, that were located in real cities
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    • to real churches, that were located in real cities
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    • in real countries.
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    • In fact, these were churches kind of like our church.
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    • In fact, these were churches kind of like our church.
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    • John knew these churches.
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    • John knew these churches.
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    • He had visited some of them.
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    • He had visited some of them.
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    • He knew about them.
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    • He knew what was going on in these churches.
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    • And so, while he was in exile, that means he was separated
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    • And so, while he was in exile, that means he was separated
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    • from people on the isle of Patmos,
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    • he drafted a letter to each of these churches
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    • he drafted a letter to each of these churches
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    • and spoke to them about the realities
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    • of their congregation.
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    • The church of Laodicea.
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    • Now, this letter is addressed to the angel of the church,
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    • Yes, it's the pastor.
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    • No, the word "angel" is the same word that is used
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    • the entire book of Revelation.
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    • What he is saying to this church at the very beginning is
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    • the authoritative right hand of power in the midst of them.
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    • He walks among these churches.
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    • He holds control
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    • of these churches.
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    • And now, the body of the letter, we might call this the diagnosis
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    • And now, the body of the letter, we might call this the diagnosis
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    • Verses 2 and 3, read these words with me.
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    • Verses 2 and 3, read these words with me.
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    • "I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you
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    • "I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you
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    • cannot bear those who are evil.
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    • You have tested those who say they are apostles and are not.
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    • You have tested those who say they are apostles and are not.
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    • You have found them liars, and you have persevered
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    • and have patience, and you have labored for my name's sake
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    • and have patience, and you have labored for my name's sake
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    • and you have not become weary."
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    • Now, that's a pretty good dossier
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    • Now, that's a pretty good dossier
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    • Let's break it down for just a little bit and you'll
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    • Let's break it down for just a little bit and you'll
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    • First of all, the church in Ephesus was
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    • a dynamic church.
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    • a dynamic church.
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    • He says, "I know your works."
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    • We often deemphasize the importance of good works
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    • We often deemphasize the importance of good works
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    • because we don't want to water down the importance
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    • because we don't want to water down the importance
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    • of grace.
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    • We know that you cannot be saved by good works.
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    • We know that you cannot be saved by good works.
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    • You're saved by grace, but we also know
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    • that once you are saved, it's all right to do
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    • that once you are saved, it's all right to do
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    • some good works.
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    • some good works.
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    • In fact, one of the roles of the church is to stir people
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    • In fact, one of the roles of the church is to stir people
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    • up to do good works.
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    • up to do good works.
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    • Well, the church at Ephesus was flat out stirred up.
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    • Well, the church at Ephesus was flat out stirred up.
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    • They were a working church.
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    • This church was on fire for God.
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    • This church was on fire for God.
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    • It was a dedicated church.
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    • It was a dedicated church.
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    • It says here, "I know your works, and I know
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    • It says here, "I know your works, and I know
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    • your labor."
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    • You say, "Well, isn't that the same thing?"
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    • No, those are two different words.
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    • No, those are two different words.
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    • They mean two different things.
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    • The word "labor" means to work
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    • to the point of exhaustion.
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    • That is, the Ephesians were paying a price to serve
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    • That is, the Ephesians were paying a price to serve
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    • the Lord.
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    • In the church in Ephesus, there were many who were doing
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    • In the church in Ephesus, there were many who were doing
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    • the work of God, and there were many who were doing the work,
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    • the work of God, and there were many who were doing the work,
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    • the labor.
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    • They were pressing the limits.
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    • You know, sometimes in our churches today,
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    • because we have paid staff, it's easy for members to think
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    • because we have paid staff, it's easy for members to think
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    • that everything will get done without them.
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    • The people in the Ephesian church
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    • didn't hesitate to serve God with their whole hearts.
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    • They labored and they worked.
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    • This was a good church.
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    • The Bible also says they were determined.
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    • It says, "And you have persevered and you have
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    • The word "patience" occurs twice with reference to the church
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    • This is the kind of patience that endures, but maintains
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    • This was patience as they served and as they suffered
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    • And this was a disciplined church,
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    • "That you cannot bear evil."
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    • The church at Ephesus was a church which would not allow
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    • The church at Ephesus was a church which would not allow
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    • church discipline when it was necessary.
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    • They were patient when it came to service
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    • They stood for the truth and for righteousness.
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    • Notice the next phrase, "And you have tested those who say they
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    • Notice the next phrase, "And you have tested those who say they
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    • are apostles and are not, and have found them
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    • Now, what's that all about?
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    • and claimed that they had been sent to the church
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    • by 1 of the 12 apostles.
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    • That they were, quote unquote, "in apostolic succession,"
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    • which of course did not happen.
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    • But they would use the apostle's name to gain
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    • an entrance into the church.
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    • And then they'd come in with all their crazy doctrine.
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    • The Bible says that when they came to the church in Ephesus,
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    • the people in Ephesus saw them for what they were,
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    • and they would not allow them in the church.
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    • "You have tested those who say they are apostles
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    • and they are not, and you found them out to be liars."
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    • And Paul had warned them that such a thing would happen.
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    • Do you remember when he gave the Ephesian elders
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    • do you remember what he said to them?
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    • Listen, he said, "I know this, that after my departure,
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    • savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing
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    • savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing
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    • the flock."
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    • And the Ephesian elders didn't forget that, they remembered it.
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    • And the Ephesian elders didn't forget that, they remembered it.
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    • And when these people came, saying, "Oh, we're
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    • the apostles, they sorted it out and said, "No, not here."
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    • the apostles, they sorted it out and said, "No, not here."
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    • Do you see that's how we should all be?
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    • Do you see that's how we should all be?
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    • We should care about the doctrine
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    • of our church.
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    • We should ask God not to let false doctrine get in among us
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    • We should ask God not to let false doctrine get in among us
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    • and sow discord in our ranks.
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    • Well, this church in Ephesus was like that.
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    • Well, this church in Ephesus was like that.
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    • They were discerning.
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    • But I want you to know that while this church
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    • was a dynamic church, and it was a dedicated church,
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    • and it was a determined church, and it was a disciplined church,
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    • and it was a determined church, and it was a disciplined church,
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    • and it was a discerning church, it was also
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    • a declining church.
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    • a declining church.
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    • You say, "Pastor, how could that be?
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    • You say, "Pastor, how could that be?
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    • I've never heard of a church with all of those things
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    • so positive.
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    • I mean, if you're going to write up a church,
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    • write this one up.
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    • write this one up.
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    • It's a great church."
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    • "Nevertheless I have somewhat against you,
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    • because you have left your first love."
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    • Now, just let that sink in for a moment.
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    • Now, just let that sink in for a moment.
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    • Outwardly, the church was a model church.
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    • But Jesus saw past all of this stuff we've
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    • He saw past it all, and he recognized that this church had
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    • He saw past it all, and he recognized that this church had
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    • heart trouble.
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    • They had left their first love.
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    • They had fallen from the early heights
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    • of devotion to Christ, which they had climbed.
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    • Their first flush of ecstasy had passed.
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    • The early devotion to Christ had cooled.
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    • The early devotion to Christ had cooled.
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    • They had been in love with him, but they had fallen out of love
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    • They had been in love with him, but they had fallen out of love
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    • if they weren't in love with Jesus?"
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    • They just did these works like you would do works
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    • in any organization.
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    • Did you know that you can do ministry and not even have
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    • Did you know that you can do ministry and not even have
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    • You can figure out what everybody expects you
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    • to do, go through the motions, and you can do it.
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    • And it gets done a lot of places like that.
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    • The Bible says they lost their first love.
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    • What is that? What is first love?
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    • What is that? What is first love?
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    • It's the devotion to Christ that so often characterizes
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    • It's the devotion to Christ that so often characterizes
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    • the new believer: fervent, personal, uninhibited, excited,
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    • the new believer: fervent, personal, uninhibited, excited,
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    • openly displayed honeymoon love for the Lord Jesus.
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    • openly displayed honeymoon love for the Lord Jesus.
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    • Love is the first mark of a true and living church.
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    • Love is the first mark of a true and living church.
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    • Indeed, it is not a living church at all
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    • Indeed, it is not a living church at all
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    • Just 30 years earlier, the Apostle Paul had ended
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    • Just 30 years earlier, the Apostle Paul had ended
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    • his letter to the Ephesians with these words,
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    • "Grace be with you all who love our Lord Jesus Christ
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    • "Grace be with you all who love our Lord Jesus Christ
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    • And we don't know how long it took them to fall out of love
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    • Because when he wrote this letter, they were loving
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    • the Lord Jesus sincerely.
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    • the Lord Jesus sincerely.
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    • By the time John writes this letter, they had fallen
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    • By the time John writes this letter, they had fallen
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    • out of love with the Lord.
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    • They had experienced a slow drift
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    • They had experienced a slow drift
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    • in the wrong direction.
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    • So, what about us?
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    • So, what about us?
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    • What about our church?
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    • What about our church?
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    • Have we lost our first love?
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    • Have we lost our first love?
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    • Do we love Jesus as we once did, and do we love people
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    • Do we love Jesus as we once did, and do we love people
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    • he has instructed us to love?
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    • he has instructed us to love?
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    • First love doesn't care what others think
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    • First love doesn't care what others think
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    • about our enthusiasm.
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    • about our enthusiasm.
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    • First love does not worry that we will be thought to be
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    • First love does not worry that we will be thought to be
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    • fanatics.
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    • fanatics.
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    • First love just loves.
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    • First love just loves.
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    • First love cares only about one thing.
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    • First love cares only about one thing.
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    • Now, this is a pretty challenging passage
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    • Now, this is a pretty challenging passage
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    • of Scripture, but I am so glad it doesn't end here
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    • of Scripture, but I am so glad it doesn't end here
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    • because here, we're going to find out what you do
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    • because here, we're going to find out what you do
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    • if you've fallen out of love
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    • if you've fallen out of love
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    • with the Lord, if you feel like your life is cold
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    • with the Lord, if you feel like your life is cold
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    • where it used to be warm.
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    • where it used to be warm.
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    • What do you do?
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    • What do you do?
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    • And it's real simple.
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    • And it's real simple.
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    • There's a formula here right in the text,
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    • There's a formula here right in the text,
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    • and I want to show you three exhortations.
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    • and I want to show you three exhortations.
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    • Notice, first of all, you need to remember.
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    • Notice, first of all, you need to remember.
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    • It says, "Remember therefore
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    • It says, "Remember therefore
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    • from where you have fallen."
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    • from where you have fallen."
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    • How many of you know that restoration always begins
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    • How many of you know that restoration always begins
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    • with remembering, meditating on what your relationship
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    • with remembering, meditating on what your relationship
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    • with Christ was like when you were first saved?
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    • with Christ was like when you were first saved?
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    • Go back and take a snapshot of that.
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    • Go back and take a snapshot of that.
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    • Take a mental focus of that.
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    • Take a mental focus of that.
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    • Remembering how you used to witness for him,
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    • Remembering how you used to witness for him,
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    • remembering how you used to bring people to church
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    • remembering how you used to bring people to church
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    • with you, and you would try to make sure you had someone
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    • with you, and you would try to make sure you had someone
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    • coming to church with you every week.
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    • coming to church with you every week.
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    • Remembering what it was like to lead someone to Christ,
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    • Remembering what it was like to lead someone to Christ,
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    • or to see someone come forward in a service
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    • or to see someone come forward in a service
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    • that you had invited, and they heard the gospel,
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    • that you had invited, and they heard the gospel,
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    • and they got saved.
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    • and they got saved.
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    • Or remembering as you heard their baptismal testimony,
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    • Or remembering as you heard their baptismal testimony,
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    • that God gave you the opportunity to have
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    • that God gave you the opportunity to have
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    • some influence in the life of that person, and how thrilled
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    • some influence in the life of that person, and how thrilled
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    • you were about it.
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    • you were about it.
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    • The first thing you need to do is remember.
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    • The first thing you need to do is remember.
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    • And then you need to repent.
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    • And then you need to repent.
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    • That's the second word.
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    • That's the second word.
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    • "Remember therefore from where you have fallen,
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    • "Remember therefore from where you have fallen,
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    • and repent."
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    • and repent."
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    • Now, repentance means changing your mind and turning to go
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    • Now, repentance means changing your mind and turning to go
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    • in the opposite direction.
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    • in the opposite direction.
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    • If you have left your first love, you must turn
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    • If you have left your first love, you must turn
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    • and head back toward the Lord Jesus.
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    • and head back toward the Lord Jesus.
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    • This is a choice, this is an act of will.
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    • This is a choice, this is an act of will.
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    • So if you've grown cold to the Lord in your heart,
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    • So if you've grown cold to the Lord in your heart,
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    • I can tell you it's had an impact on your life,
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    • I can tell you it's had an impact on your life,
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    • and some stuff has slipped into your life that you wish
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    • and some stuff has slipped into your life that you wish
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    • weren't there, and you're ashamed that it's there, and you
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    • weren't there, and you're ashamed that it's there, and you
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    • hope nobody knows it's there.
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    • hope nobody knows it's there.
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    • So what do you do if you want to get back to that first love
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    • So what do you do if you want to get back to that first love
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    • experience?
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    • experience?
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    • You repent.
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    • You repent.
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    • Repent means stop doing that.
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    • Repent means stop doing that.
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    • Quit doing it, get away from it.
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    • Quit doing it, get away from it.
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    • Whatever that means to you, you know what it means.
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    • Whatever that means to you, you know what it means.
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    • I don't have to draw you a picture.
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    • I don't have to draw you a picture.
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    • And then the last one is really interesting.
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    • And then the last one is really interesting.
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    • The first one is to remember where you used to be
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    • The first one is to remember where you used to be
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    • when you were in love with the Lord
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    • when you were in love with the Lord
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    • like you should be.
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    • like you should be.
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    • And then repent, and go back, and do the first works.
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    • And then repent, and go back, and do the first works.
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    • Notice the third thing is to repeat, go back and do
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    • Notice the third thing is to repeat, go back and do
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    • the first works.
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    • the first works.
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    • I love this word "repeat."
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    • I love this word "repeat."
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    • This means that the way you get back to the way it was,
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    • This means that the way you get back to the way it was,
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    • now that you remembered the way it was, is you go back
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    • now that you remembered the way it was, is you go back
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    • and you do the first works.
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    • and you do the first works.
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    • What does that mean?
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    • What does that mean?
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    • Well, what was it like for you when you first became
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    • Well, what was it like for you when you first became
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    • a Christian?
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    • a Christian?
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    • Did you read your Bible?
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    • Did you read your Bible?
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    • Well, yeah, well, why don't you go back and do that again?
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    • Well, yeah, well, why don't you go back and do that again?
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    • Did you come to church all excited?
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    • Did you come to church all excited?
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    • Well, just come and, if you're not excited, act excited
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    • Well, just come and, if you're not excited, act excited
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    • when you walk in the door.
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    • when you walk in the door.
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    • Maybe God will help you to get excited.
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    • Maybe God will help you to get excited.
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    • What the Bible says is, in order to restore where you were,
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    • What the Bible says is, in order to restore where you were,
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    • you have to go back and do what you did.
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    • you have to go back and do what you did.
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    • Love is really a verb.
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    • It's an action word.
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    • And the way you come back to where you should be
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    • is you go back to where you were,
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    • and you start doing the things you used to do.
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    • And, all of a sudden, you'll discover that that love
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    • that kind of slipped away has started to come back.
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    • that kind of slipped away has started to come back.
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    • And you begin to remember what it was like
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    • And you begin to remember what it was like
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    • to really be in love with the Lord Jesus Christ
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    • to really be in love with the Lord Jesus Christ
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    • and want to serve him with all of your heart.
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    • and want to serve him with all of your heart.
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    • Most of you could make a list of first things.
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    • You know what they were.
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    • Just think about it, what are the things that I used to do
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    • Just think about it, what are the things that I used to do
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    • when I first became a Christian I don't do anymore?
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    • when I first became a Christian I don't do anymore?
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    • Go back and start doing them.
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    • Go back and start doing them.
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    • And by the way, this is a really good formula
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    • And by the way, this is a really good formula
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    • for a marriage that's in trouble as well.
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    • for a marriage that's in trouble as well.
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    • Did you know that?
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    • When a marriage gets in trouble and you start realizing
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    • that your relationship has grown cold,
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    • that your relationship has grown cold,
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    • you should remember what it used to be like.
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    • And you should repent that you let it get to the place
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    • And you should repent that you let it get to the place
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    • where it is.
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    • And then you should repeat.
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    • And then you should repeat.
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    • You should go back and do the first works.
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    • You should go back and do the first works.
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    • Maybe we don't have the feeling we ought to have.
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    • Let's just go back and let's act like we used to act when we were
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    • Let's just go back and let's act like we used to act when we were
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    • really, really, really in love."
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    • And then, all of a sudden, you begin to realize,
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    • And then, all of a sudden, you begin to realize,
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    • "I really do love this person.
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    • "I really do love this person.
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    • How did I let this coldness get into my relationship?"
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    • How did I let this coldness get into my relationship?"
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    • Now, Christ concludes his admonition
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    • Now, Christ concludes his admonition
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    • to the Ephesian church with a sober warning.
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    • to the Ephesian church with a sober warning.
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    • Read what it says.
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    • Read what it says.
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    • He says, "If you do not do this, I will remove your candlestick."
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    • He says, "If you do not do this, I will remove your candlestick."
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    • What that means is Jesus said, "If you don't get back to loving
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    • What that means is Jesus said, "If you don't get back to loving
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    • me like you should, not just going through the work
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    • of doing church, but loving me,
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    • what will happen is that your influence,
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    • what will happen is that your influence,
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    • your candlestick will be snuffed out, and your outreach
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    • your candlestick will be snuffed out, and your outreach
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    • as a church will be gone."
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    • Christian tradition holds that after his release
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    • Christian tradition holds that after his release
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    • from Patmos and, in an extreme old age,
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    • John used to be carried into the place where the church
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    • John used to be carried into the place where the church
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    • of Ephesus assembled.
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    • And the brethren would hear him say, as he was propped
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    • And the brethren would hear him say, as he was propped
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    • up into the pulpit, "Little children,
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    • love one another."
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    • Did they remember what they had lost?
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    • Did they recover that first love?
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    • Did they recover that first love?
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    • Let history tell the answer.
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    • Let history tell the answer.
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    • Over that once famous city, the word "Ichabod"
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    • Over that once famous city, the word "Ichabod"
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    • must be written, for the glory departed.
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    • must be written, for the glory departed.
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    • Ephesus is a ruin.
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    • There is no church.
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    • The great golden lampstand has been removed.
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    • The great golden lampstand has been removed.
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    • God has given us an incredible opportunity
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    • God has given us an incredible opportunity
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    • to influence the world for Jesus Christ.
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    • But ladies and gentlemen, if we get caught up in our statistics,
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    • But ladies and gentlemen, if we get caught up in our statistics,
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    • is what really matters, and we quit loving
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    • they will come to find the church and it will not
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    • be here.
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    • I remember reading a very interesting
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    • little statement that I never have been able
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    • to forget.
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    • Here's the statement this man made who realized he was
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    • Here's the statement this man made who realized he was
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    • where we are in this lesson.
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    • where we are in this lesson.
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    • He said, "I was on my way to the Savior, and I ran
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    • into serving.
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    • And I got into serving, and I never got to the Savior."
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    • And I got into serving, and I never got to the Savior."
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    • And I trust that I will not forget in my own life,
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    • and you will not forget in yours, that the Lord God
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    • and you will not forget in yours, that the Lord God
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    • of heaven loves you with an everlasting love.
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    • And the best thing you can give back to him is to return
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    • And the best thing you can give back to him is to return
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    • that love to him.
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    • You love him because he first loved you.
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    • You love him by keeping his commandments,
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    • by spending time with him, getting to know him, expressing
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    • your worship for him.
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    • And that needs to be the first focus
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    • to accomplish more than you could ever do if you're
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    • announcer: Dr. Jeremiah will return to close today's
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    • program right after this.
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    • announcer: Revelation is a mysterious book full of signs
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    • announcer: Revelation is a mysterious book full of signs
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    • especially appearing in numbers of seven.
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    • with Dr. David Jeremiah's, "The Revelation 7s."
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    • with Dr. David Jeremiah's, "The Revelation 7s."
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    • Discover all 54 7s of Revelation in the order they appear
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    • Discover all 54 7s of Revelation in the order they appear
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    • plus featured 7s interspersed throughout
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    • this 44 page handbook to help you further your study.
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    • this 44 page handbook to help you further your study.
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    • Use this reference tool in your personal or group study
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    • Use this reference tool in your personal or group study
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    • Utilize the topical index to search for and study
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    • Utilize the topical index to search for and study
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    • specific 7s, and find a renewed desire and excitement
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    • to mine the riches of Revelation.
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    • to mine the riches of Revelation.
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    • Also inside, the Seven Praises bookmark,
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    • to keep you ever-focused on God.
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    • This study handbook is yours when you give a gift
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    • And if you give $60 or more, Dr. Jeremiah will send you
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    • "The Seven Churches of Revelation" Study Set,
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    • which contains, "The Revelations 7s,"
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    • all the messages featured in this current teaching series
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    • on 9 DVDs, and a correlating study guide.
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    • on 9 DVDs, and a correlating study guide.
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    • and receive these compelling Revelation study materials
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    • announcer: And now, with one last word for today's
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    • announcer: And now, with one last word for today's
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    • program, here is Dr. Jeremiah.
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    • Dr. Jeremiah: Somewhere along the way, every person
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    • Dr. Jeremiah: Somewhere along the way, every person
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    • experiences the loss of love.
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    • But remember, you can't lose what you never had.
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    • But remember, you can't lose what you never had.
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    • If you don't have a vibrant and fruitful love
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    • for Jesus Christ, perhaps you have never met him.
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    • for Jesus Christ, perhaps you have never met him.
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    • And if that's the case, I'd like to help you
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    • fall in love with Christ, the one who loves you so much
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    • that he died for you.
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    • and our monthly devotional magazine called
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    • "Turning Points."
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    • These two gifts have helped many people understand
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    • what it means to begin a faith relationship
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    • We will gladly send both gifts to you without cost
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    • if you will contact us here at Turning Point today.
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    • announcer: Next time, on "Turning Point."
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    • If we're not careful, we can allow our lives to be run
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    • and says to us, "Fear not, for I am with you."
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    • and says to us, "Fear not, for I am with you."
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    • "The Suffering Church."
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    • here on "Turning Point."
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