How do we measure our health as a church? By growth in numbers? By increased giving? By broader ministry reach into our community? By powerful, theologically rich teaching? Or by proven, solid leadership? All these things are important. But without love – growing love for Christ and for one another, all these excellent attributes are, in the words of Paul, “a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.” Has the church abandoned its first love to pursue self-love? Have you abandoned love for Christ and for one another in order to love and serve yourself?
Join us this week as we continue our survey Revelation as we examine the first of the “Letters to the Seven Churches” in Revelation 2:1-7 and consider Jesus’ serious warning of the danger of abandoning the love we had at first.