Community Group Questions - October 2nd 2022

Revelation 2:1-7

To the Church in Ephesus

“To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: ‘The words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lampstands.

“‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false. I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name's sake, and you have not grown weary. But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. Yet this you have: you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.’
  • What seemed to be going well in the church in Ephesus? What was lacking? 
  • Read Matthew 22:34-40, then review Revelation 2:4. When it says “you have abandoned the love you had at first”, what does it mean? 
  • Have you ever felt this to be true in your own life? How does it make you feel that Christ is well aware when our love for him has diminished? How should it make us feel? 
  • The passage exhorts the church to remember the love they once had. For those of you who came to know the Lord late in life, do you remember that experience? For those that were younger, can you remember those significant moments in your walk with Christ where there were explosions of passion, worship and awe for your Lord and Savior in life, do you remember what that felt like? Describe and share as you feel comfortable 
  • The second exhortation is to repent. What does the passage indicate will occur for those who do and don't repent? 

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