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Community Group Discussion Questions for Revelation 2-3

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Community Group Discussion

 

Revelation 2:1-3:22

 

*Sing 1 or 2 songs from morning worship

* Catechism Questions

 

First Catechism:

58. Q. What must you do to be saved?

A. I must repent of my sin and believe in Christ as my Savior.

 

59. Q. How do you repent of your sin?

A. I must be sorry for my sin, and hate and forsake it.

 

 

The Westminster Shorter Catechism:

87. Q. What is repentance unto life?

A. Repentance unto life is a saving grace, whereby a sinner, out of a true sense of his sin, and apprehension of the mercy of God in Christ, does, with grief and hatred of his sin, turn from it unto God, with full purpose of, and endeavor after, new obedience.

 

 

 

*Pray

*Volunteer(s) READ Revelation 2:1-11; 3:14-22

 

Revelation 2:1-11; 3:14-22

2:1 “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.

2 “‘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. 3 I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name’s sake, and you have not grown weary. 4 But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. 5 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. 6 Yet this you have: you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. 7 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.’

8 “And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: ‘The words of the first and the last, who died and came to life.

9 “‘I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich) and the slander of those who say that they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. 10 Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life. 11 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who conquers will not be hurt by the second death.’ . . .

 

3:14 “And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation.

15 “‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! 16 So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. 17 For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. 18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see. 19 Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent. 20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. 21 The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne. 22 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’”

 

 

 

Youth Discussion Questions:

 

1. What are some things that Jesus warns the churches about? How might we do some things like that?

 

2. What are some of the things Jesus promises he will give or do for the churches? How are you encouraged?

 

 

 

 

 

Discussion Questions:

 

Getting the Conversation Started

 

1. How does it make you feel that Jesus knows the specific situations of each of his churches and what they need to be warned about and how they need to be encouraged?

 

 

Scratching the Surface

 

2. The church in Ephesus (2:1-7) does a good job guarding the truth and rejecting false teaching. But what are they lacking that keeps a church from being cold? What does it feel like when a church leans in that direction?

 

3.  The church in Smyrna (2:8-11) is experiencing hardship and suffering. How does Jesus encourage them by how he identifies himself and what he promises?

 

 

 

Digging Deeper

 

4. How does the church at Laodicea (3:14-22) think of themselves?

What is particularly spiritually dangerous about this?

 

5. What does the church at Laodicea need to see about themselves and about Jesus? What does Jesus offer?

 

 

So What?

 

6. Our self-reflection, in light of Jesus’ Word, should lead us to repentance, in hope. During this Season of Lent, what are some things that Jesus might want us to see about ourselves and turn away from? And what might he want us to see about himself to draw us into deeper communion with him?

Let’s pray about that.

 

 

 

 

***PRAY with a specific focus on people and situations IN the group (spiritual growth, needs, encouragement, rejoicing)

***PRAY for the truths discussed from the Scripture study to more deeply permeate our lives and empower us for service and mission together.

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