On Sunday, January 16, 2022 at Wildwood Community Church, I preached a sermon based on Revelation 2:1-7. This message was part 3 in the “Lord of the Church” sermon series. Below you will find questions related to the message for personal reflection or group discussion. You will also find the audio and video of the message to listen to/watch, download or share.
- Read Revelation 2:1-7
- Have you ever considered that Jesus REALLY CARES about what happens in His churches? In general, what do you think Jesus would most care about regarding His churches? Throughout our study of Revelation 2-3, we will get a much clearer picture of how Jesus evaluates His churches. This will be both encouraging and challenging!
- The Ephesian church was maintaining a lifestyle and doing “works” that were consistent with the call of Christ, even in the midst of a world that was pressuring them to do and think otherwise. What are some examples from your world today where the culture wants you to behave in certain ways, even if the Scripture tells us otherwise?
- The Ephesian church also was doing well at evaluating teachers and teachings to see if they were accurate. What are some common “false teachings” that threaten the church today from your perspective?
- Even though they had much they were doing well, the Ephesian church still had a significant problem … they had floated to a religion instead of a relationship with Christ; to duty and dogma instead of devotion. How are your affections for Christ currently? Have you maintained your first love, or is it waning?
- The solution to a lack of love (Jesus says in Revelation 2:5) is to REMEMBER, REPENT, and REPEAT. What would it look like for you to apply these principles in your life today?
- How does remembering our reward in eternity stir your affections for our Savior?
- What is one particular application you took away from this passage/message?
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