The Seven Churches - Heart Check

  1. Re-read Revelation 2:18 & verse 23. What opinions might people assume about God’s character?

  2. “The blazing eyes of Jesus searching the church…” Does this cause fear or does it cause faith to rise in you? Why?

  3. The Church of Ephesus & Sardis had “hard hearts.”

    a.) What made their hearts hard, respectively?

    b.) What does Jesus offer instead? Explain.

    c.) Where might you need this same provision in your own life?

  4. The churches of Pergamum and Thyatira had “faint” hearts.

    a.) What made their hearts faint?

    b.) What does Jesus offer instead? Explain.

    c.) Where might you need this same provision in your own life?

  5. The Church of Laodicea was “half-hearted.”

    a.) What made them half-hearted?

    b.) What does Jesus offer instead? Explain.

    c.) Where might you need this same provision in your own life?

  6. “The fire gaze of Jesus isn’t to burn us up into an ash heap, but to set us free from things that hold us back from a soft, strong, and sound heart. Shadrack, Meshack, and Abednego were bound and thrown into a fire (See Daniel 3:19-26) and the purifying presence of God was with them. The only thing the flames consumed is that which held them captive…. God’s work is a work of freedom.”

    a.) What part of this resonates the most in your heart?

    b.) What is it in your life that He is working at freeing you from?

    c.) How can others in your house church best walk beside you?