1. Salvation (Born Again)
    1. Ephesians 2:1 “As for you. . .”
    2. Accept Jesus Christ for Salvation
    3. Receive a new nature
  2. Love God (Learn the Word)
    1. Ephesians 3:1, 9, 14 “For this reason. . .”
    2. Learn the Word
    3. Understand God
    4. Understand God’s Plan
    5. Know God to Love God
  3. Change Life (Become Christ-like)
    1. Ephesians 4:17 “Tell you and insist in the Lord. . .”
    2. Walk in the Light as he is in the light.
    3. Cloth yourself with Christ
  4. Service (Use Your Gift)
    1. Ephesians 6:10 “Finally Be Strong in the Lord”
    2. Spiritual Gifts
    3. Maturity and Production
    4. Helping others develop in one of the above three areas

                                                              i.      Salvation

                                                            ii.      Knowing God to Love God

                                                          iii.      Discipleship – the changed life


Churches in Revelation:

Scripture       Church                      Strength                    Weakness/Problem

Rev.2:1           Ephesus                     Working                      No love for People

Rev.2:8           Smyrna                       Suffering                     Not Faithful

Rev.2:12         Pergamum                 Faithful                        Not Moral

Rev.2:18         Thyatira          Love,Faith,Service,Perseverance     Supported Immoral Woman
Rev.3:1           Sardis                         Reputation                 Dead

Rev.3:7           Philadelphia               Endured Patiently      Opportunity Potential
Rev.3:14         Laodicea                    Called to Repent       Incorrect Self-Evaluation



Proverbs 11:14
Proverbs 29:18
Habakkuk 2:2


1 Corinthians 9:26

aimlessly” is “adeloV” and means “uncertain” as in 1 Corinthians 14:8

  1. Enter the Ring
  2. Identify the Target
  3. Start Swinging


Rebuilding the Temple

Ezra 1 – The Jews are allowed to return in 538 BC

Ezra 3:1 – In Sept. of 537 the Jews that returned rebuild the altar

Ezra 4 – Opposition to the Jews causes them to stop building temple

Haggai 1:2-15 – God sends a message to Haggai to remind people to build

Message came to Haggai on August 29, 520

Building of temple resumed 24 days later on Sept. 21, 520

The temple was completed in 516 in Ezra 6:13