April 28th Sermon Discussion Questions

  1. You are sharing your faith with someone and you ask them, “what do you believe will happen to you when you die?” They response, “I believe I will go to heaven because I am basically a good person.” How would you respond to them?
  2. If someone did live a perfectly good life morally, would they merit God’s favor and be granted eternal life? Why or why not?
  3. Can someone pursue the Christian life faithfully; defend Christian doctrine fervently and accurately and serve Christ wholeheartedly; and still not be right with God (cf: Revelation 2:1-7)?
  4. What warning does this passage give us and how do we avoid this churches’ fate? In other words, how do we maintain a right relationship with God?
  5. What place do the spiritual disciplines; study, prayer and fellowship, have in maintaining a right relationship with God? When as with the church at Ephesus does duty and discipline become a hindrance in my relationship with God?