1. “I know...that your latter works exceed the first” (2:19). What does this mean? 2. Who was Jezebel (2:20)? What comes to mind when you hear that name, and why? 3. Revelation 2:20-23 is an intense statement of judgment. In your own words, what is being communicated? 4. Is there any sense in which the warning applies to Christians today? If so, in what way? 5. Practically speaking, what would it mean to “hold fast what you have until I come” (3:25)? 6. Revelation 2:26-28 is an intriguing promise from the Son of God. What should we make of it? 7. To Sardis: “You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead” (3:1). Why would Jesus diagnose a church in this way? How does a church get to such a point? Perhaps most importantly of all, how can we successfully avoid a similar diagnosis? 8. Revelation 3:2-3 contains the prescription for what was ailing the church in Sardis. How would you summarize what “the Great Physician” is telling his saints to do? 9. “Yet you have still a few names in Sardis, people who have not soiled their garments, and they will walk with me in white, for they are worthy” (3:4). What do we learn from this statement? 10. Revelation 3:5 contains a wonderful promise. What does it mean?
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