On Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Wildwood Community Church in Norman, OK, I preached a sermon based on Matthew 24:1-14. This message was part 1 in the “Tomorrow” sermon series. Below are a set of questions related to the message for personal reflection or group discussion.
- Read Matthew 24:1-14
- Have you ever wondered if human history was “headed somewhere?” What have been the kinds of things you have experienced in your life that made you wonder if the world would ever “end”?
- What in this life looks like it will go on and on forever? How do you take comfort from the destruction of the Temple in toppling the seemingly indestructible forces in our world?
- What do you see as the biggest differences between the “Old Testament” times and the “New Testament” time in which we live? In what way is the New Covenant of Jesus better than the Old Covenant from the Old Testament? (see Hebrews 8)
- Jesus describes the events that will proceed the establishment of His Kingdom. This length includes many different things that will involve difficulty for those who are on the earth in the days leading up to His second coming. In what way do you see similarity with the events described in 24:3-14 and today? What are some differences you see?
- Jesus encourages us to not be troubled by the delay in His coming, while also persevering to the end. What does persevering in your faith look like in your life today? Are you experiencing any difficulty or persecution because of your faith in Jesus today? Do you anticipate any challenges or difficulties in the days ahead?
- Throughout history between His resurrection and HIs second coming, Jesus is proclaiming the Gospel through His people to the ends of the earth. Who in your life right now does the Lord want to use you to reach? What is one tangible thing you can do this week to that end?
- Take a moment and pray for a missionary you know around the world today sharing Christ in another culture!
- What is one particular application you took away from this passage/message?
To access these questions in pdf format, click here.