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Ephesus: The Loveless Church

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD
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October 25, 2021 8:00 am

Ephesus: The Loveless Church

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD

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October 25, 2021 8:00 am

Over time, our love for God either tends to grow more rich or more routine. But Dr. Tony Evans says that when that second one happens, it not only leaves our hearts empty, it leaves our churches empty, too. Join him as he shows us how we can find our way back to our first love.

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Dr. Tony Evans is Christ did not save you justice or say the love and know him so I was celebrating 40 years of faithfulness.

This is the alternative Dr. Tony Abbott, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship Dallas, Texas, president of the urban alternative.

Over time, our love for God either tends to grow more rich or more routine today. Dr. Evans explains that when that second one happens. It not only leaves our hearts empty.

It leaves our church is empty.

Let's join them in one of his classic sermons drawn from the archives of 40 years of ministry as he helps us navigate our way back to our first love on white will be no more now. You will need to be ready terms of life and are affected is coming. Again there is a mystery mystery of seven*77577, and what God has for you complete your chapter to be Christian church.

We had the nation of Revelation nation nation and patient that all may message the church nation to the angel's message sometime and you need to read chapter 19 oh to proclaim the word of the Lord went to number one, one of the temple of Diana so word of God. Going back 91 when all will all know this all will all also preach restraint all bring to the gospel graph is the same group that by all between Jew and Gentile, with Carol, John is now writing generation to generation for the first generation. Perhaps some were still alive but many have gone on the nation.

Revelation in the second half of verse one is the one who holds the seven stars in his right hand among seven messenger all the messenger church where with walking light boxing checking us out on the morning I question about how nice they are asking the question whether the preacher is preaching requested in the life asking the question how nice you look with came to bring to a dog world docs to bring light to adopt what you walking out of the church because, like job like commendation, perseverance, you cannot. You put to the task called himself apostle Paul.

On top not walk up and down the last you a history of your church got something going on Sunday morning, Sunday night when the committee works with me when you have roommates on Friday for me church and not walk around committee meeting. I will all doing your picture you are going church privileges and rights and by recognize that I recognize the fact career because of a long career. I recognize that you have become because know you seem so senior perseverance verse three you have grown weary. Going with the last thing on the Nazi. Perhaps the name of this church will be a true call call back a bad habit shocking job spiritually on your patient chart chart true.

You have your first all got got got through the true complaint is what you do. Dr. Evans will have an important tip to help us improve our love life with God when he returns. In a moment the first teachers this reflection about some of the difficult challenges of life and how God carried them through the tough times.

There were times when I was overwhelmed with the burdens of life or what I didn't know that I can keep going. God would bring someone or something. To speak words of encouragement to me during difficult times. Cost 2019 was one of those times when I lost my wife 40/49 years. How do you keep going during that season, one month after I lost my father, and yet God provided the key proclaiming his word.

During those difficult things I'm very grateful 40 years we've seen this kind hand of fate on this ministry.

When you consider the challenges and difficulties along the way. The sustaining of this ministry is nothing short of a miracle. And none of it would be possible without the faithful contributions of people like you right now when you make a donation to help keep this ministry going to say thanks by sending you a copy of volumes three and four of Tony Evans top 40, the classic messages contained in this set available on CD or by digital download cover some of the most important topics in the Christian faith.

You get 20 full-length messages on volumes three and four of this for volume said, including material we don't have time to present on the air. Just make your contribution online or call our resource Center at 1-800-800-3222 and make the arrangements to get this classic collection of sermons spanning 40 years of ministry.

I'll repeat that information for you after part two of today's message and this this November. Dr. Evans wants to take you on an unforgettable journey to the land of the Bible in his brand-new film journey with Jesus. This incredible feature-length film shot on location in the heart of the holy land takes you from the manger to the empty tomb, sharing powerful insight from God's word and history into the life of Jesus coming to select theaters this November visit Tony to learn more and find work journey with Jesus will be showing near you and me program you will will will will will will will and say is back.

Remember, repeat, remember all God's call back what you will will most important thing is remember all the wrong wrong sorry got the first one again all over again. I know what the church family, marriage and family families also thought we got us a dedicated if you don't do this. I have been I'm coming to you. Verse five said that I will remove your lab span out of its place unless you the motivation for loving and serving seven verse seven he read me and said he's talking to the church would benefit an individual decision, though the last book in the bottom right going back to the first member of the Paradise of God, and it was called God. God tree of life, what you mean when you get to heaven we will need to eat of the tree of life have eternal life. Why, because we already have life. The tree of life. John 17 know me live life the knowledge of God be so lonely.

Getting it. Will will be God from the tree of life. Special one half he loved us and we are going to the motions, you must first know and having known him you want to love you Christ did not say you just assert saving love and know him so that you might consider many people serving will not fit to serve some unfortunately not serving at all. You left your first love and loss. Remember, after 2011 with an important reminder for Christians to never forget our first love. Now if you'd like to hear the full-length version of today's classic message, along with many others significantly powerful messages from Dr. Evans spending 40 years of international ministry comes as a part of our current featured resource 2011's top 40.

As I mentioned earlier, all 20 messages in volumes three and four of this collection are our gift to you. When you make a contribution to help us keep Tony's teaching here on this station make the arrangements today before time runs out by visiting Tony up and start org or call her 24 hour resource Center at 1-800-800-3222 that number again 1-800-800-3222 when you're following someone you don't get to choose their route to the destination. If you do it no longer qualifies as following what tomorrow.

Dr. Evan says Christ followers maximize their potential. When they stay the course, even in tough times right now though he's back with these final thoughts for today. Perhaps you don't say you'll love it. Love the church why the preacher is service which They love the Lord, all you can say it but if only words prioritize your relationship with the Savior so that you might experience all of the lights in your life that we might have a life in this church that can illumine the church that God's the alternative with Dr. Tony have celebrating 40 years of faithfulness, thanks to the generous contributions of listeners like you

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