SCRIPTURE: Revelation 2:1-7, GNT (Church of Ephesus)
1 “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: “This is the message from the one who holds the seven stars in his right hand and who walks among the seven gold lampstands.
2 I know what you have done; I know how hard you have worked and how patient you have been. I know that you cannot tolerate evil people and that you have tested those who say they are apostles but are not, and have found out that they are liars.
3 You are patient, you have suffered for my sake, and you have not given up.
4 But this is what I have against you: you do not love me now as you did at first.
5 Think how far you have fallen! Turn from your sins and do what you did at first. If you don’t turn from your sins, I will come to you and take your lampstand from its place.
6 But this is what you have in your favor: you hate what the Nicolaitans do, as much as I do.
7 “If you have ears, then, listen to what the Spirit says to the churches! “To those who win the victory I will give the right to eat the fruit of the tree of life that grows in the Garden of God.