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Return to First Love - Sunday PM

September 09, 2018

Bill Johnson leads into an encounter with Jesus by encouraging us to return to our First Love. Bill refers to the church of Ephesus in Revelation 2, who operated in great spiritual authority, but lost their passion. Maturity can cause us to be impressed by our own growth. In every action, thought, and ambition, we are to first seek the dominion of a loving Father, until His nature flows through us. All growth is rewarded with pruning, and pruning occurs in listening. God is reducing us to the simplicity of devotion to Christ, because that’s where our strength is. 
Scripture References: Revelation 2, Matthew 6:33

Bill Johnson

Bill Johnson, the Senior Leader of Bethel Church, is a fifth-generation pastor with a rich heritage in the things of the Spirit. He serves a growing number of churches that have partnered for revival, crossing denominational lines in building relationships that enable church leaders to walk in both purity and power. The present move of God has brought Bill into a deeper understanding of the phrase "On Earth as it is in Heaven." With Heaven as the model for our life and ministry, we will learn to recognize the Holy Spirit's presence and follow His lead to do the works of Christ and destroy the works of the devil. Bill is the author of several books, including When Heaven Invades Earth and Face to Face With God.