(Week commencing Sunday 25th July 2021)
Introduction: In chapters 2-3 the seven churches of Asia Minor were actual historical churches. They represent the types of churches that have existed right down through the church age.
1.Who wrote the letter to the Ephesians (v.1)? The seven stars is the same Greek word as messengers. What was the message they were carrying? What are the implications of these messengers being held in His hand?
2.List the strengths of this church (vvs.2-3). How do these strengths compare with our own church? How do we as individuals compare?
3.What did the Lord have against this church (v.4)? How is leaving/forsaking different from losing? What are the implications of leaving their first love for Christ when there were a number of commendable attributes in the church?
4.Can you remember your first-love for Christ? How does that compare with your relationship with Christ now?
5.What did the Lord tell the Ephesian believers to do (v.5)? What would happen if they didn’t repent and return (v.5)?
6.What do you think the Lord is saying to our church today? What do you think the Lord is saying to us as individuals?