Nourish Your First Love (with AUDIO)

Audio of “Nourish Your First Love” (1 hr 8 min)

Rev. 2:1-7: Warning & Promise

  • 1 Serious Charge: They Left Their First Love
    • negative if they don’t repent: “remove your lampstand”
    • positive if they overcome: “enter paradise”

Love Looks Like…

  • Trusting Christ Alone: 1 John 5:4-5; Gal. 3:1-6; 1 Pet. 1:8-9
  • Adoring Christ Alone: Psalm 27:4; Luke 10:38-42; Mark 14:3-9
  • Devotion to Christ Alone: Mark 14:3-9; Luke 10:25-28; 14:25-27; John 14:15; Song of Songs 6:3
  • Ultimate Satisfaction in Christ Alone: Psalm 73:25; Gal. 5:22; John 15:11; Rom. 5:1-5; 1 Pet. 1:8-9

Love Grows By…

  1. Singing: S. of S. 1:1 (cf. 1 Kings 4:32); Exod. 15; Psalms (e.g. 89:1); 1 Cor. 14:15-16; Eph. 5:18-19 (Col. 3:16); James 5:13; Rev. 5:8-9
  2. God’s Love Revealed: S. of S. 1:2-3; 1 John 4:19
    • Eph. 3:14-19 – revealed through prayer
    • John 15:13; 1 Cor. 15:1-4; Eph. 5:26 – revealed through Bible study (points to Gospel)
    • 1 John 4:7-12; Colossians 2:1-4 – revealed and expressed in Christian community
  3. Reliance on God Alone: S. of S. 1:4; 8:3-5
    • Gal. 5:22 – love is fruit of the Spirit
    • Song of Songs 5:6-6:3; Rom. 5:1-5; Heb. 12:1-11; 1 Pet. 1:3-9 – love trained through suffering
  4. Trained By Others: S. of S. 1:6-8; 2 Tim. 3:10; Titus 2:3-4
  5. Returning to Your First Works: S. of S. 3:4-5; Prov. 5:18; Gal. 3:1-6; Rev. 2:5

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