Ash Wednesday Service @ 7pm
Revelation 2:3-4: And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast labored, and hast not fainted. Nevertheless, I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
February has Valentine's Day. Valentine's Day has love written all over it. Gut check guys, get the ladies in your life something for Valentine's Day. Jesus told the church in Ephesus that they had left their first love. That love being the love they had when they first came to Jesus. Remember how you were when you first fell in love. You couldn't wait to spend time with that person. Remember how it was when you first came to Jesus. You couldn't get enough of Him and His Word. It becomes clear what Jesus' message to the church is.
February is also the start of Lent. This year, Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday are the same day. Lent is a spiritual journey to our Lord's resurrection. Easter Morning. For me, Lent has been a time of refreshing and self-examination. What Jesus said to the church in Ephesus about leaving your first love, challenges my journey of Lent.
The enemy, the devil, is always out there trying to have us leave our first love. Let's fight the good fight and give God the victory.
In Christ, Pastor Tom and Sherri