Lesson Eight

Day 1 of Week Two

Scripture for today                              2.1-7 1

 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; 2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: 3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
4 Nevertheless I have somewhat

 against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. 5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. 6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate.
7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

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Study Questions


1.      Find Ephesus on the map. Describe Ephesus in John’s day.

2.      What does Acts 18 tell about the church in Ephesus’ beginning?

3       Ho does Paul describe the Ephesians in his letter to them?

4.      What does the textbook author say about the “Nicolaitanes”?

5.      What about zeal for truth and correct doctrine displeased Jesus?

6.      Is that danger present in the church today?

7.      What do you do when you decide someone is in error?


Notebook Entries

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