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Hello Church Family! Welcome to the Sermon Discussion Board. Each week you will find a set of questions or prompts to discuss with the rest of the church body. Keep the conversations civil and Christ-like! If there are comments considered non-God honoring or overly argumentative we will go ahead and remove those comments. Remember the point...We're here to grow together in Christ outside of just the normal Sunday morning gatherings. Enjoy the discussion, I hope you all learn a great deal and all contribute to these discussions! I will try to respond to as many comments as possible, remember to leave your name so I know who to respond to. But be aware, I might not get to respond back to everyone! Please don't take this personally, only so many hours in a day, but I will try to get back to as many commentators as possible! God bless these discussions!
Your homework assignment this week was to read through Revelation 11:15-19. Post below thoughts on what the judgment from God is. Post any other thoughts, questions or comments about this week's message as well below!
This morning we talked about three important characters in Revelation: Jesus, The Apostle John, and the Two Witnesses. The characters in the End Time Story are fascinating. Welcoming questions or comments this week!
Again a pretty straight forward message this week. But it is interesting as we get to the end of the sixth judgment how the unbelievers react towards the judgments of God. Post questions and comments here, look forward to talking about the seal judgments!
This Sunday the message topic was the Four Horsemen. Feel free to post comments and questions about this topic here. I know it's a pretty straightforward topic, but it is the beginning of God's final judgments on the inhabitants of earth. Looking forward to continuing the discussion!
Hello Church! The message on Sunday was about the Millennial Kingdom that Jesus will establish. We discussed the specific verses in Revelation 20 about the Millennial Kingdom. We also discussed the three major viewpoints about the Millennial Kingdom. The questions to think about this week to discuss and answer, what view do you find fits best biblically? Do you believe this is a literal Kingdom? Why do you think God allows Satan to deceive the nations again? Answer any of these questions, make comments about the sermon from Sunday, or ask any questions I didn't get too. As I said in my sermon I have further information that I will post later in the week that you might find interesting! Happy discussing!
This week we're talking about the Battle of Armageddon. Feel free to post opinions, questions, comments about this topic. It's pretty straightforward, but would love to still talk about what all of this means in regards to the Second Coming of Christ!
We are getting set to begin our series on the End Times Events. I am very excited as we begin this study. It will be about 6-8 weeks long. We are going to begin with talking about the Rapture. What will the Rapture look like? What can we expect? What is the best way biblically to look at this event? These are just some of the questions we are going to answer! If you have questions or comments about this first subject, please share below in the comment section!
Yesterday we looked at Job's response to his three friends. Everything he said was justified. He was not getting the help he needed. Then he turned and pleaded with God about his current state. Here are the study questions for this week in regards to both Chapters 6 and 7!
1. Instead of responding to Eliphaz's accusations directly, Job explores his problem on a deeper level. For what new reason does he want God to end it all (Job 6:10) and what does this tell you about Job's current state?
2. When, if ever, have you felt that "the arrows of the Almighty are in me" (Job 6:4)? What help would you have appreciated from others and did you get that help?
3. Do you agree with Job that "a despairing man should have the devotion of his friends, even though he forsakes the fear of the Almighty" (6:14)? Why or why not?
4. Is it right to maintain a friendship even if your friend "loses" faith or goes through a period of rebellion? Explain your answer.
5. What are the complaints Job raises before God? Can you identify with any of those?
6. Some Psychologists believe letting deep feelings spill out is emotionally healthy. Is it spiritually healthy? Why or why not?
7. Do you think God gets angry when we speak to him so negatively as Job has? Explain your answer.
8. Job believes in God, but he cannot believe God is for him. What would Job's suffering be like without a belief in God? What would Job's suffering be like if he believed God was actually walking with him in the midst of this suffering?
9. Any comments, questions, or insights you'd like to add based on the first 7 chapters of Job that you'd like to share?
Yesterday morning we discussed the advice that Eliphaz gave to Job. We saw that it was often times half-truths mixed with a misunderstanding of Job's circumstances. It is imperative when advice giving that we base it off the entire circumstance surrounding the individual, not our snap judgments based on the outward appearances of the ones who are coming to us for help! Here are your discussion questions for this week!
1. Do people often seek you out for advice? If so what is your tactic for giving advice?
2. Discuss this quote from Pastor and Author Warren Wiersbe- "You do not heal a broken heart with logic; you heal a broken heart with love."
3. Put yourself in the shoes of Eliphaz. What would have been a better way to counsel Job? What would you have said and how would you have said it?
4. Respond to this quote- "The greatest mystery in the book of Job is not why Job suffers, but why a man crippled with suffering is forced to fight a long, drawn-out theological battle with people who are supposed to be his friends." What is the author this quote getting out? What thoughts come to mind as you read this?
5. In Verse 17 of Job 5, Eliphaz the Temanite says the following, "Blessed is the one whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty." How do you feel about this comment by Eliphaz? Is there blessings that come from God's correction?
6. Ponder these two hypothetical situations from Job so far. If the shoe was on the other foot, how do you think Eliphaz would respond if he were in Job's situation and Job was offering this advice to him?
7. Second hypothetical question. The text does not tell us, but do you think at any point during this time, does Job actually start to believe that he did something wrong? Why do you feel that way.
8. Any questions or comments about the text this week that you were curious about or wanted to share?
This morning we talked about Eliphaz and his advice to his friend Job. We only got part of the way through his speech, but Eliphaz talked a lot about good people getting good things and bad people reaping the bad. Here are your discussion questions for this week!
1. Why does Eliphaz think Job is suffering?
2. Is this line of reasoning valid, good people sow good results, bad/sinful people sow bad results? Why or why not?
3. Job was normally a person you could go to for advice, but now he is the one in need. Why do you think Eliphaz points this out?
4. It seems like every situation Eliphaz encounters is black or white, with no gray areas. Is this a valid way to live life, why or why not?
5. Eliphaz claims his opinions are based on his experiences or what he has observed. What is good about giving advice based on experiences? What is not so good about giving advice based on experience?
6. Eliphaz counsels, "Should not your piety be your confidence and your blameless ways your hope?" Is this advice helpful? Explain your thoughts.
7. What questions do you have about the message this week or any of the topics we've discussed so far in the book of Job?
8. What have you found interesting, that you didn't know prior, confusing, or concerning in the book of Job so far?
9. Any other thoughts you'd like to share about Job that we haven't covered so far?