South Baptist Church
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  • South Baptist Church
    4091 Van Slyke Rd, Flint, MI 48507, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM
Welcome to South and this Live YouVersion Event. We are just starting a series entitled "Refocus - The Book of Ephesians" - we hope that you will enjoy the notes and Scriptures below, to supplement Pastor Scott's message!
A Christian - what exactly do you mean?

-> They have exercised saving faith in the only Savior, Jesus Christ. (John 3:15-18)
-> God has forgiven them of their sins - past, present and future. (Acts 10:43)
-> God has made them a child of His. (Acts 8:15-17)
-> God has made them into a new creation. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
-> They are indwelled by the Holy Spirit of God. (1 Corinthians 3:16)

While a full heart-, mind-, and soul love for God should be the priority in the life of every Christian, sadly, like our love for the earthly things in our lives, our love for God can, and does fluctuate in its intensity.
The context - Ephesus

Ephesus maintained the primary harbor for the province of Asia Minor. It also was strategically located at the junction of four of the most important Roman roads in Asia. As a result of these first two things, the city itself became a very wealthy one that many people wanted to live in, leading its population to grow to somewhere between 250,000-500,000 people. The third thing that made the city of Ephesus so important was the fact that it was the center of the worship of the goddess Artemis/Diana.
A Church in Ephesus

God, out of his love for the people of Ephesus, brought the good news of the gospel message to them, leading many to become Christians, which in turn led to the forming of a church in the midst of this important, but wicked area of Asia Minor.
Jump Ahead almost 50 Years

Almost 50 years after the church of Ephesus started, the same John who spent his last decades ministering in the church of Ephesus, wrote a short state of the church address to the Christians at Ephesus, on behalf of Christ.

1) He praised them for their good works.
2) He confronted their fatal flaw. “But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first.”
3) He offered them solutions: Remember, Repent, and Return to the works that were there at first.

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Custodial Position Open

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