Welcome to this series of devotional posts based on ‘Roots & Wings’ an integrative Bible study for discipleship, written by Pastor Edmund Chan, our guest speaker at RISE, QB Convention 2015. Our thoughts will be based around five areas: our human weakness, the resulting problem, the radical re-orientation, the critical need, and the empowered life of Roots & Wings.
TOPIC: Who’s Really in Charge? (Biblical Allegiances)
Our Human Weakness: We are half-hearted (Rev 2:1-7)
It is vital for the Lord that we are devoted completely to Him and to His cause. The Church in Ephesus had right teaching, correct doctrines, and was hard working and yet missed the point because it had forsaken its first love for Jesus. Ministry for them became just a dry obligation without a life changing and all-encompassing love. This kind of half-heartedness in fact is not a service at all. The Lord Himself calls us to repent and return to our first love as without it our efforts are meaningless.