Sermon Discussion Questions: August 21, 2016
Sunday, August 21, 2016: AM
Why did God let Jerusalem be destroyed? How was the destruction of Jerusalem a preview?
Pastor Jon taught that we are supposed to be living as if we are ready. What did he mean? How can we do this?
How does Jesus’ teaching in this text help us “get a grip on reality” as Pastor Jon said?
What did Jesus mean in vs. 28 that “your redemption is drawing near”? What did he mean in vs. 33 when he said “my words will not pass away”? How are these comforting truths for God’s people?
How does Jesus want us to respond to the difficult truths in this passage (cf. vv. 34-36)? How should this affect the way you live your life?
Sunday, August 21, 2016: PM
1 Peter 1:3-5
Why does Peter open this section by extolling God’s mercy?
What is regeneration? How is it a benefit of God’s mercy?
What does it mean that God saves monergistically?
Why does Peter connect our hope to the resurrection of Jesus?
Why is it important to think of our inheritance in the way that Peter describes it here?
How does Peter bring great hope to God’s people in this text?