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  1. 1. Prepared By Armando S. Capangpangan Adventist Mission First Love, Never Dies
  2. 2. 2023 2022 Countdown
  3. 3. Letter to the church of Ephesus
  4. 4. Rev 2:4 But I have against you that you left your first love!
  5. 5. What is Leaving your First Love?
  6. 6. Some people don’t leave their first Love but they just add a second love.
  7. 7. First Love is not a First time Love It is a First Priority Love
  8. 8. Rev 2:4 But this is what I have against you: you do not love me now as you did at first. (Good News Translation)
  9. 9. Rev 2:4 But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. (English Standard Version)
  10. 10. Rev 2:4 But I do have something against you! And it is this: You don't have as much love as you used to. (Contemporary English Version)
  11. 11. She is Different than Before…
  12. 12. A Month After Baptism A Year After Baptism …you do not love me now as you did at first. Rev 2:4
  13. 13. Why? Why? Why?
  14. 14. Mat 24:12 Such will be the spread of evil that many people's love will grow cold.
  15. 15. Church membership keeps us after a fashion decent in outward conduct and with some shadow of loyalty to our baptismal vows, but the heart is not in the thing. It remains cold, formal, and unimpressed amid all this outward performance, while we give ourselves over to self-congratulation that we are doing wonderfully well religiously. E.M Bounds (A Essential of Prayer)
  16. 16. May the Lord God work this conviction in the hearts of all cold believers. Have you ever heard the expression, “a conviction for sanctification?” You know, the unconverted man needs a conviction before conversion. So does the dark-minded Christian need conviction before, and in order to sanctification, before he comes to a real insight to spiritual blessedness. He must be convicted a second time because of his sinful life of doubt, and temper, and unlovingness. Andrew Murray (A Deeper Christian Life)
  17. 17. What is the Reason Why Some Left their First Love?
  18. 18. 1. Lack of Communication
  19. 19. Psa_55:17 Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.
  20. 20. Jos 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
  21. 21. • If you don’t spend time with God at least few minutes before or after you leave to work your Love to God will gradually gone Giving much time to God is maintaining our love to Him not just in words but by actions Prayer and Bible study is allowing God to enter in your own heart.
  22. 22. Communication is a fuel that fires the relationship over and over, without it the relationship will end.
  23. 23. 2. Loving the Worldliness
  24. 24. 1Jn 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 1Jn 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
  25. 25. Their Attention is not captivated by Spiritual things but on the things of this world Pleasure seekers society
  26. 26.  This generation focuses on Temporal things than Eternal things  This generation sacrifices their faith just to gain their NEEDS AND WANTS  They rather be famous than lifting Christ  They are afraid to loose their earthly attainments than Jesus Christ. Materialistic generations
  27. 27. 1Ti 6:7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
  28. 28. Many are not interested in the service of God because it seems to be a threat to their present earthly happiness.
  29. 29. Com-pla-cent Marked by Self-satisfaction especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies
  30. 30. 3. Making the cares of this life as Priority
  31. 31. Mat 6:31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? Mat 6:32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
  32. 32. 1st I need to finish my degree 2nd I need to have a stable job 3rd I need to have a comfortable house 4th I need to have property 5th I need to have a Family 6th I need to have a brand new car 7th I need to have a good salary 8th I need to have an insurance 9th I need to provide my Family a good food 10th Lastly, if all this things will be done, I need God! Worldly Priorities Sometimes it is Subconscious!
  33. 33. Christ-centered Thinking.--Your last thought at night, your first thought in the morning, should be of Him in whom is centered your hope of eternal life.-- Lt 19, 1895. (HC 116.) {2MCP 666.4} Godly Perspective
  34. 34. Jesus Christ is everything to us--the first, the last, the best in everything. Ellen G White
  35. 35. Mar_8:36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
  36. 36. 4. Loving the SIN
  37. 37. Mat 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
  38. 38. Letter to Laodecia
  39. 39. Rev 3:15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. Rev 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
  40. 40. Lust (Immorality) Pride Hatred Vices Greed Examples of Sins that is very common and cherished by many
  41. 41. Pro 28:13 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
  42. 42. 5. No Fellowship with God’s people
  43. 43. Luk 4:16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.
  44. 44.  You will learn how to love one another even the other doesn’t love you.  You will hear a messages that reminds you about God’s word  You will experience the power of God working in our church  As you doing service to God you also grow in faith  You feel that you are useful for the blessings of others Benefits in going to church
  45. 45. Heb 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
  46. 46. Not going to church will eventually became a habit or custom that the next Sabbath you will feel dull and cold without any excitement going to church.
  47. 47. Not going to church regularly is a first step to backslide. BUT… Attending Regularly in church even we are sinners is one of the steps to grow in Faith
  48. 48. Who wants to Backslide and Cut your relationship to God? The first step is NEVER GO TO CHURCH.
  49. 49. How to kill our Love to God? 1. Lack of Communication 2. Loving the Worldliness 3. Making the cares of this life as Priority 4. Loving the SIN 5. No Fellowship with God’s people
  50. 50. Rev 2:4 But I do have something against you! And it is this: You don't have as much love as you used to. (Contemporary English Version)
  51. 51. Rom 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
  52. 52. Hosea 11:4 I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love…
  53. 53. My New Year Resolution… 1. Communicate God daily 2. Focus on Heavenly things 3. God is my Priority 4. Confess and Repent your sins 5. Have a Vibrant relationship with God’s people
  54. 54. My First Love will never die in 2023