9-17-17 EPHESUS: You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling

WELCOME

SONGS: Lord Reign in Me

God of Wonder
 
BIRTHDAYS: JEFF THOMASON and XAVIER ORTIZ
 
KIDS DISMISSED
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS … all event details are in the weekly email, which is also on the home page of the website, and on the website calendar, and we keep Facebook up to date too
-Our VISIONING and look at God’s BIG PICTURE continues in 2 weeks on Wed. September 27th … no dinner next time but childcare WILL be available
– Girlfriends of Grace are painting on October 1st … make your reservation directly at the Greenville website or get me your check for $35
-Ongoing events this week … we encourage everyone to plug into a small group
… The CREW youth group meets tonight at 5:30… Friday morning Bible Talk will talk about Staying Afloat in Troubled Times, Genesis 6, we will have childcare
… Adult Sunday school is meeting on Sundays this fall at 9:45

COMMUNITY PRAYERS

OFFERING MOMENT
Doxology
 
SONGS: Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
My Holy Shepherd
 
SERMON: Searching for the Perfect Church
“I know your works, your labor, and your endurance. I also know that you don’t put up with those who are evil. You have tested those who say they are apostles but are not, and you have found them to be liars. You have shown endurance and put up with a lot for my name’s sake, and you haven’t gotten tired.
But I have this against you: you have let go of the love you had at first. So remember the high point from which you have fallen. Rev. 2:2-5a
“… seek 1st the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” Matthew 6:33
God’s condemnation of Eli, these words stuck out: “you… honor your sons above me” I Samuel 2:29
Jesus said something like that:“Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.” Matthew 10:37

Change your hearts and lives and do the things you did at first. If you don’t, I’m coming to you. I will move your lampstand from its place if you don’t change your hearts and lives. If you can hear, listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches. I will allow those who emerge victorious to eat from the tree of life, which is in God’s paradise. Revelation 25:2-7.

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse. Rev. 22:2-3
 
SONG: LIFT HIGH THE CROSS
 
BENEDICTION: Let the majesty of the Father be the light by which we walk,
the compassion of the Son be the love by which we walk,
the presence of the Spirit be the power by which we walk. AMEN