Christ the King Community Church
Past / Present / Future, Part 1: Reset
January 7, 2024
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Revelation 2:1–7

Past / Present / Future, Part 1: Reset

January 7, 2024 / Revelation 2:1–7

Grant Fishbook, Lead Teaching Pastor

Jesus Christ is yesterday, today, and forever.

HEBREWS 13:8

Revelation 2:1-7
These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand and walks among the seven golden lampstands. I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not and have found them false. You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name and have not grown weary. 
        
Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first. Consider (Remember) how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place. But you have this in your favor: You hate the practices of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
          Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.

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Words of Commendation (verses 1–3)
I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not and have found them false. You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name and have not grown weary.
          Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first.

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God’s Reset (verse 5)
Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first.

– Consider how far you have fallen

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and do the things you did at first

A warning: If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand 
from its place. (verse 5)

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— But you have this in your favor: You hate the practices of the Nicolaitans, 
which I also hate. (verse 6)

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– hear what God is saying and respond

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Small Group Questions
  1. Have you made any resolutions for the coming year? Have you broken any already?
  2. What big changes are you anticipating in the coming year?
  3. How do you know when your love for God is struggling?
  4. Where would God commend you for growth in the past year?
  5. Which of the six Reset points is speaking to you right now? What is God asking you to do?
  6. How can we pray for you right now and throughout the week?

 

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