The structure of Revelation 2.1-7

Letter to the church in Ephesus (Rev. 2.1-7)

Command to write (2.1a)

Description of Christ (2.1b) – holds stars, walks among lampstands

The works that Christ recognizes (2.2-3) – hard work, perseverance, intolerance of false apostles

Complaint (2.4) – they have lost their first love

Commands of Christ for the church (2.5a) – remember, repent

Consequences (2.5b) – removal of their lampstand

Concession (2.6) – they hate the practices of the Nicolaitans

Call to attention (2.7a)

Promise to the victor (2.7b) – the right to eat from the tree of life

Source: author’s personal study.

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