Living In Light of the End - Part 2
Passage: Luke 21:25–38
Click here for the sermon discussion questions or see them listed below. We highly encourage you to listen, think, and talk about the sermon. These are questions you can reflect on by yourself, with your family, or with your small group.
How do you think most non-Christians would respond if they were to read Jesus’ words about the end times and His second coming to earth? How do you think most Christians respond? Is there any practical difference between the two responses? If so, what are they?
We sometimes want to relegate Jesus to something much smaller than who He truly is. To some, Jesus only shows up in our lives like a comforting blanket when our souls are cold, a little light when we we’re walking in darkness, a wise guru when we need enlightenment, a vending machine when we are in desperate need, or our genie in the bottle when all else fails. How does our passage this week explode these small, manageable, personalized views of Jesus?
In our sermon we learned that we can’t have our hearts set on two competing things at the same time. How does a focus on the needs and concerns of this present life conflict with the needs and concerns of the life to come?
How does prayer reveal the degree of our dependence on God? How does prayer help us to stand strong and stay alert for Christ’s impending return? Think about your prayer life in relation to the previous two questions and explain how your prayer life could improve?
Why is it so important for Christians to remember and believe Jesus when He says, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.” ? What can cause believers to forget or not believe Jesus’ words?