Return to Your First Love

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As the nations of the earth continue to be shaken by global crisis, God isn't letting this season go to waste. There is a silver lining in all of the trials and challenges we have been facing. In this moving episode of Truth Talks on Charisma Podcast Network, pastor Ché Ahn highlights God's redemptive purposes for this season to bring encouragement to believers everywhere.

In the New Testament, the book of Revelation contains seven letters to churches in Asia Minor that reveal Jesus' heart for His people. The letter to the church in Ephesus (Rev. 2) issues a strong call to return to "your first love." Pastor Ché says this call is what the church needs to hear today, so we can be restored to a deep and consistent relationship with Jesus.

While service and doctrinal purity are very important, they can never replace our love for and intimacy with Jesus. It takes time to cultivate deep and consistent love for Jesus, says Pastor Ché. And it requires developing a heart focus that connects with Him.

In a time of global shaking, God is actually using this season to discipline the church and to spark a spiritual awakening. Jesus is calling us as His people to renew our passion for Him and to live our life fulfilling the greatest commandment—to love God with our whole being.

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Listen to the full episode of Truth Talks with Pastor Ché on the Charisma Podcast Network here.

Ché Ahn and his wife, Sue, have been the founders and senior pastors of Harvest Rock Church in Pasadena, California, since 1994. Ché is the founder and president of Harvest International Ministry, a global apostolic network in over 65 nations with the common vision of "Changing Lives, Transforming Cities and Discipling Nations." He is also the international chancellor of Wagner University, a dynamic equipping center reflecting a new paradigm for unique training in practical ministry. Ché has authored numerous books and is a sought-after conference minister, apostolic leader and moves powerfully in spiritual gifts and healing.

For more information about Ché Ahn, his ministries and his resource materials, visit cheahn.org, harvestim.org, wagner.university and harvestrock.church.

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