may 20th - revelation 2:1-7
the church of jilted love
Small Group Questions
1. When you hear the words, I know your works, do you get anxious or rejoice?
2. Do you find yourself growing more loving or more judgmental? Can we love God and love people if those people are not serious about God or good theology?
3. Jesus commends the Ephesians for testing those who claim to be apostles. In 1 Thess. 5:20 and 1 Cor. 14:29, Paul instructs us to test prophecies. Should these tests be T/F or multiple choice?
4. v5 says, “Repent and do the works you did at first.” What would that look like for you?
Bonus: As a group design placards with the words, “We hate the work of the Nicolaitans.” Make sure at least one placard asks, “Who are the Nicolaitans?” or, “Ban cola, the center of Nicolaitan teaching.” March once around Memorial Park then pitch your signs in the library dumpster. Head to the Owl soda fountain to discuss what you learned. Do not order cola.
“I will love you like God, because of God, mighted by the power of God. I will stop expecting your love, demanding your love, trading for your love, gaming for your love. I will simply love. I am giving myself to you, and tomorrow I will do it again.”
― D. Miller, Blue Like Jazz