Questions to help you dig deeper into this message:
What stood out and ministered to you most from this message?
Read Proverbs 17:22. Do you think that God/Jesus has a sense of humor? Is that important to you? Why?
Talk about a time you ‘enjoyed ministry’. How did others around you respond to that moment?
Read Colossians 3:22-23. Talk about what it looks like to serve God “wholeheartedly” (with a sincere, non-fake heart) and what it looks like to serve God “from the heart” (enthusiastically, totally engaged, not going-thru-the-motions).
Read Revelation 2:3-4. What is Jesus happy about with these folks, and what is He feeling they still lack? Talk about this. Have you ever been in a situation where you were ‘doing the right thing’, perhaps even ‘serving God’, but it wasn’t coming from a heart that was doing it as a response to God’s love? What causes that? How can we prevent that from happening?