2:19 'I know your deeds and your love and faith and service and perseverance, and that your deeds of late are greater than at first.


1) your deeds and

It is fine to have good works BUT only if sound doctrine and worship come first.

2) your LOVE and FAITH and
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3)      SERVICE and PERSEVERANCE,  and that

Love manifests itself in service; likewise faithfulness shows up in perseverance.

4) your deeds of late are greater than at first.

NEVER, NEVER, NEVER should we be so busy with DOING that we forget to worship Him. Worshiping is the true act of reverence and respect toward God. A person only has to look at Mary and Martha in Luke 10:38-42. Martha was busy in the kitchen with preparations while Mary sat at His feet (worshiping).

How does one truly worship God? John 4:19-24 says in two ways:

  1. in spirit and
  2. in truth.

The church at Thyatira was so BUSY doing "other things" that Jezebel had an easy time subverting them doctrinely. Think about it!!!