Be Ready for the Tests and Watch Out for the Traps

Be Ready for the Tests and Watch Out for the Traps


If Jesus addressed your church, what would He say? Jesus issues 2 strong warnings to the churches that are surrounded by challenges to compromise. Pastor Ryan teaches from Revelation 2:8-17 in which we are warned to: “Be ready for the tests and watch out for the traps”!

Application Questions

Look Back

  1. Share how you were able to make Jesus your first love this week.

Look Up
Read Revelation 2:8-17

  1. What stood out to you most from today’s sermon?
  2. How have you experienced exclusion or a lack of opportunities because you are a Christian? What did you do?
  3. How do you react to the challenge given to Smyrna that they may have to give their lives in the test? What should we do to be ready?
  4. What are the traps in your life that seek to pull you into compromise away from Jesus? What do you do?
  5. Which of the promises Jesus gave to the churches was most meaningful to you? Why?

Look Ahead

  1. What is God calling you to do in response to the message today? Share your plan for action.