Pastor Peter Mason - January 7, 2018
Abandoned Love—Lost Your First Love
Abandoned Love—Lost Your First Love Revelation 1:9-2:7
I. The Apostle: Are we also messengers for God?
a. Revealed through his servant, John, to those he knows well (see 1:9).
b. On the island of Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus—as a missionary or as a prisoner?
Application: Sharing the Gospel can face resistance?
II. The Author: Are we listening to the voice of the Spirit?
Application: What is drowning out the voice of the Spirit in your life?
III. The Audience: To whom is God speaking?
How are you illuminating the darkness and pointing people to Christ?
• God is holy expressed in judgment.Sin is rebellion against God holy character expressed in disobedience of his Law.
• The Lord Jesus redeemed us. . . He saved us.Repent . . . turn to Christ alone for the forgiveness of your sins.
• Kingdom—The Lord Jesus rules and reigns . . . and brings us into His kingdom.
IV. The Application: What is God sayingto us personally?
o Repent . . . turn from sin and toward God’s will.
o Renew your first works