When Life Gives You Lemons
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Bible Passage: Revelation 2:8-11
Sermon Discussion Guide:
When Life Gives You Lemons – The Church at Smyrna
- Was there something in Pastor Sean’s teaching that you learned, something that stuck out to you, or something that you were reminded of? If so, what was it?
- What was the city of Smyrna like?
- What troubles were the church at Smyrna facing? How can the Gospel be advanced during a time of severe persecution?
- Why was the church at Smyrna being “crushed” (v. 9)
- What were some of the reasons that the church at Smyrna was hated?
- How does Jesus’ words to the church at Smyrna differ from His words to the church at Ephesus?
- Where do we find our hope when the world turns against the church?