1.In verse 4 the Lord Jesus tells the Ephesian church, “I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first.” What happens when that first-love fades?
2.What do you think the Lord meant by, “Remember the height from which you have fallen?”
3.In verse 6 the Ephesian believers were commended for hating the practices of the Nicolaitans. What are the implications of leaving your first love for Christ, but hating a false religious cult? What are some examples of this today?
4.In verse 4 is the Lord addressing the corporate church or the individual? What about verses 5 and 6?
5.Who is the Lord addressing in verse 7? Why the change?
6.From verse 7 we see that individual believers within the church can be true to the Lord, regardless of what others do. What connection is there between the ‘Tree of Life’ in the Garden of Eden (Gen. 2:9; 3:22), and the Paradise of God (Rev. 22:2, 14, 19)?
7.Who are the “overcomers” (1John 5:4-5)? How can we be sure we are “overcomers?” What promise does the Lord Jesus give the “overcomer?”