Have you ever heard a married man or woman say something like the following when it comes to their husband or wife: “I don’t love them anymore”, or “I’ve fallen out of love with him or her”? It means that their “affection” has grown cold for them, or that they are just “tired” of them.

That’s why I’m not sure I like the phrase, “falling in love.” You don’t FALL in love; you GROW in love.

Just like many marriages are dissolved because of a lack of “unconditional” love, churches can be dissolved and disappear due to a lack of this same type of love, which we will see this morning.

We need to guard against the very issues that Jesus addresses in these churches and be a church on fire: burning brightly and effectively with a love for God, a love for our one another, and a love for our neighbors.