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Reviving A Love For The Truth Text: Revelation 2.2-4 To Be Against … To Be Down On To Be Down On Why? They Were Full Of Form … What Form? We Are Christians.

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1 Reviving A Love For The Truth Text: Revelation To Be Against … To Be Down On To Be Down On Why? They Were Full Of Form … What Form? We Are Christians & Don t Believe Others Claims! We Are Christians & Don t Believe Others Claims! Admirable, But Insufficient

2 First Love? What Was The Problem? They Left Their First Love What Was That? I John 4.19 … 2.5 How Did They Leave? Abandon, Keep No More Abandon, Keep No More Apparently They Failed To Keep His Word! Simply Put … They Were Disobedient!

3 Their True Interest SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS! Luke … 18.9 Self-Justification … Self-Trust II Timothy 3.5 II Timothy 3.5 Forms Of Godliness & Self- Righteousness … BOTH WORTHLESS!

4 The Likely Cause… Failure To … James 4.10 Pride James 4.10 Pride Ephesians 6.10 Look What I Did! Ephesians 6.10 Look What I Did!

5 What Are The Symptoms? Hebrews 2.3 Neglect & Failure To Listen … I Timothy 4.1 … 6.3,4 I Timothy 4.1 … 6.3,4 A Falling Away & Being Puffed Up

6 Result: II Peter 3.16 Destruction Judges 2.10 No Longer Know God Hebrews = FALL INTO THE HANDS OF A CONSUMING FIRE!

7 The Cure: Revive A Love For The Truth! Psalm … 140 … 160 Theme Of II John Is Love For Truth Theme Of II John Is Love For Truth II John 1 John Writes To Those Who Know & Love The Truth II John 1 John Writes To Those Who Know & Love The Truth

8 Can We Know The Truth? Ephesians 4.21 John 8.32 John 8.32 I John 2.3 I John 2.3 If We Know Christ & Do What He Says … We Know The Truth … We Know The Truth … And Know That We Know! And Know That We Know! I Timothy 2.4 Of Course We Can Know The Truth!

9 If We Cannot Know The Truth… Cannot Know God Or Christ Forgiveness Forgiveness Salvation Salvation Freedom From Sin Freedom From Sin

10 Truth Brings Knowledge & Awareness Of Grace & Hope … Colossians 1.5,6 Mercy, Righteousness & Peace … Mercy, Righteousness & Peace … Psalm Psalm Peace … Peace … Zechariah 8.16 Zechariah 8.16 Duty … Duty … III John 4 III John 4

11 If We… I Timothy 4.16 Continue … II John 8 Watch Out … Colossians 3.1,2 Seek Heaven

12 We Will Not Revelation 2.4 Leave Let Us Revelation 2.5 I Corinthians Wake Up!

13 Let Us Pray With David… Psalm Clean Heart Right Spirit Joy Of Salvation Willingness: Teach & Praise


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