40 years, a Generation.

In the first century, Ephesus was the center of Christianity. Ephesus was a city of 100,000 people. Outside of Rome, it was the largest and richest city in the Roman Empire. When the church began, it became powerful and fruitful. 7 other churches were started in Asia Minor. There was only one church per city in the first century. If you were a Christian, you couldn’t leave and go join the 1st church down the street. And if you didn’t belong, it meant your life and your families. After 40 years in Ephesus, the church lost its way. Everybody was more concerned with money and the world than the things of God. God sent the Apostle John to pastor the church in Ephesus. Because the church was weak and had no power, John was arrested and put on the island of Patmos. God still had work for John. He wrote Revelations and the epistles of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd John. His epistles were teaching basic Christianity. Because the church had lost its way, the teaching had to be simple. But God wants us to go on from basic teachings to warfare in the kingdom. Only you can decide what you will do for God. Step out for the shadows and use the faith God has given you. Learn of God and read the bible on a daily basis. Then you will know the truth and power of God in this world.
Crain Blanchard.

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