There are three aspects of this church that Jesus identifies that will help us learn the kind of Christians and the kind of church Jesus wants us to be.
I'm praying that many of you will be encouraged in your heart by the message of Jesus to this church under pressure, the message to the church of Smyrna. As you listen to His word, you will find that God loves you, God is interested in you, God is working with you, and God will help you through the difficulties you are going through right now.
With seemingly every friend, company, news outlet, and social media platform, fighting for our attention, I would contend that the greatest battle we are facing is not online but in fact in each of our hearts.
I want us to learn from the church of Ephesus. There is a message which God has for us which can be helpful to us as a church, and it can be helpful to you and me as individual believers.
This morning I want to show you three aspects of a church you need to consider if you are looking for a church home, and three aspects of our church that we need to be sure we get right in the eyes of God.