From Series: “Ephesians: The Fullness of Christ in the Church“
The church in Ephesus existed in the midst of severe cultural pressures exerted upon it through the influence of idolatry, mysticism and the occult. How could the church maintain its first love in the midst of the pressure exerted upon it by spiritual and cultural powers? The gospel. Through the gospel God fills the church with Christ so that it is able to “stand firm” in spite of that which assails it.