On Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Wildwood Community Church, I preached a sermon based on Matthew 25:31-46. This message was the sixth (and final) installment in the “Tomorrow” sermon series. Below are a series of questions related to the message for personal reflection or group discussion.
- Read Matthew 25:31-46
- What do you know about hell? Is it real? What about heaven? Are these real places in your estimation?
- When Jesus comes back, judgment will happen on the earth that will seal the fate of each human for eternity. At this moment, Jesus divides humanity into two groups. What are these two groups, where are they “headed” and how are their lives described?
- “He who paints the miseries of hell as though they were but trifling is seeking to murder men’s souls under the pretense of friendship.” (C.H. Spurgeon) What do you think Spurgeon means in this quote? How does it motivate you with regards to sharing hard truths with those you love?
- Those inheriting eternal life have earthly lives marked by kind and unselfish behaviors. Specifically, kind behaviors to their “brothers and sisters” in the faith. In light of all that Jesus says about this topic in other places, we do not see this behavior as EARNING salvation, but merely as the NORMAL response from those who have been saved by grace. Do these characteristics resemble your lives at all? Where are you most challenged by Jesus’ words here?
- What do Jesus’ statements here let you know about the heart of God for us and His desire and will for our lives today?
- What is one particular application you took away from this passage/message?
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