Speaker: Pastor Jay Childs
Scripture: Matthew 24 & 25
Series: Your Ever After
GETTING TO KNOW ME
Did you grow up believing in the 2nd coming of Christ?
INTO THE BIBLE
- Read Matthew 24:1-3; where were Jesus and His disciples? Why would they ask Jesus this?
- Read Matthew 24:4-25
Discuss and describe the sequence of events Jesus describes here
Is this describing ONLY the events of AD70 or also the distant future? Why?
What is the order of events: Tribulation and 2nd Coming or Second Coming and Tribulation?
- Read Matthew 24:36-44
Are the ones who are ‘taken’ in vs 40-41 – taken in safety or taken in judgment? Why?
Who is “left behind?” (vs 40-41)
So…will true believers be taken or left behind in this analogy?
- Read Matthew 25:31-46
What is this event? Why is the idea of a final judgment so disliked?
How are Matthew’s words rooted in Isaiah 58? Read and discuss
When does this judgment occur?
What is the criterion for those who are lost and for those who are saved?
How does this line up with Justification by Faith Alone? Discuss
Can someone be truly saved and have no fruit in their lives? Discuss
- Read 2 Peter 3:10-18
In light of Christ’s 2nd Coming – how are we to live? Be specific
How can we focus more on His return to help us pursue holiness? Practically?
- Read Revelation 21:1-5 in two different translations
Discuss John’s vision of the New Jerusalem
What excites you most about the New Earth? Get specific….
How can we help our children and grandchildren better grasp the 2nd Coming and what it calls for?
Parents, we are pleased to include a “Family Focus” section to the Community Group questions. Our goal is to assist you in taking what you have learned through the sermon and discussed in community and “bring it home” to your family.
- Read 2 Peter 3:10-13 and Revelation 20:11-15.
What information do these verses contribute to the coming judgment?|
- Christians do not face the coming wrath of God (1 Thessalonians 1:10).
Are there rewards for followers of Christ?
Look at: 1 Corinthians 3:11-15
2 Timothy 4:8