January 9, 2022
Series: “First Things” part 2
Sunday, January 9, 2022
Chris Vaught, Sr. Pastor
The greatest gift you can give God is your FIRST LOVE.
Matthew 22: 27-28, (CSB)—Jesus said, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. 38 This is the greatest and most important command.
The greatest danger in your life is to LOSE your first love for God.
Revelation 2: 1-5—Write to the angel of the church in Ephesus: Thus says the one who holds the seven stars in his right hand and who walks among the seven golden lampstands: 2 I know your works, your labor, and your endurance, and that you cannot tolerate evil people. You have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and you have found them to be liars. 3 I know that you have persevered and endured hardships for the sake of my name, and you have not grown weary. 4 But I have this against you: You have abandoned the love you had at first. 5 Remember then how far you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. Otherwise, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.
● You lose sight of GRACE.
● You lose sight of PEOPLE.
● You lose sensitivity to the HOLY SPIRIT.
BIG TAKE AWAY
The greatest endeavor of your life is to love the LORD with all your…
● Heart – DESIRE
● Soul – DEVOTION
● Strength – DISCIPLINE
Deuteronomy 6: 4-9—Listen, Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. 6 These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart. 7 Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Bind them as a sign on your hand and let them be a symbol on your forehead. 9 Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your city gates.
Joshua 24: 15— As for me and my family, we will worship the Lord.
Are you ready to accept Jesus today?
Just pray a prayer like this:
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. In Your Name. Amen
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