What In The World Is Going On?
Topic: Times of Trial Scripture: Matthew 24:29–24:31, 2 Chronicles 7:12–7:14
Sunday Sermon Study Guide
Prayer: Take some time to pray together or individually after listening to the sermon (You may want to take prayer requests during this time to pray for as well)
Sermon: Take some time to watch the sermon together
Questions to ask from the sermon:
- How do we know that God is not angry and punishing us?
- How does God discipline His people?
- Who is the man of lawlessness?
- What does it mean to live in a fallen world?
- Should we expect God to intervene in every hardship of life?
- How does knowing God is always working for His eternal purpose encourage you in times like this?
- How is God using the COVID-19 pandemic to make you more like Christ?
- How is God testing you?
- How can you continue to grow God’s Church despite not being able to gather together?
- How can you serve others in Jesus’ name during this time?
Personal Testimony: Take some time to share examples in your life when you encountered hardship or trials. What did God teach you? How did you respond?
Encouragement: Take some time to encourage those in your group. What gifts do you see in them? How have they been a help to you in your walk of faith? Etc.
What in the World is Going On?
In this day of unprecedented changes, we are at a loss to know much for certain. What is really going on?
- God is not ANGRY with people.
- This is not the sign of THE END. MATTHEW 24:29-31.
- This is not related to 2 CHRONICLES 7:12-14.
Understanding Why the Pandemic is here
- We live in a FALLEN WORLD.
- God does not always INTERVENE to save us from pain, disaster, or even death.
- God is always at work for His ETERNAL PURPOSE.
What Should Christians Do?
- Accept the crisis as a TEST OF MY FAITH.
- Demonstrate that “THE CHURCH IS PEOPLE NOT A BUILDING”.
- Look for GOD-GIVEN OPPORTUNITIES to serve others in Jesus’ name.
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