To The Church at Ephesus

Chapter One:

  1. The revelation of Jesus

  2. Written through the human author John

  3. To the servants or believers

  4. For their obedience and endurance 

The Church at Ephesus was marked by:

  1. Patient Endurance (v. 2-3)

  2. Protection from False Doctrine (v. 2, 6)

  3. Abandonment of their First Love (v. 4)

Jesus’ Appeal:

  1. Remember

  2. Repent

  3. Return

Frame everything through the lens of eternity.

  • 2:7 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.’

  • 1:17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.