On Sunday, March 13, 2022, Teaching Pastor Bruce Hess’ message is “Embrace Biblical Prophesy” from our sermon series “Remember, Judgment is Coming”. Below are some questions for your personal or group reflection.
1. Bruce pointed out that people in the church usually have different perspectives on Biblical prophecy of the end times. Some view prophecy on the return of Jesus and the coming judgment of the world as too frightening and negative. They prefer not to think about it, much less study it.
Others feel prophetic passages seem too cryptic and confusing since there seems to be so many interpretations, so why bother investigating them?
Still, others fancy themselves as a PNT…a prophecy nerd type.
Which perspective do you most identify with and why? Be transparent. Elaborate.
2. Bruce shared three positive aspects that flow from studying Biblical prophecy of the end of the age. Try to list them and share which one stands out to you.
[note: if you struggle, the points are listed below]
3. Peter states that his desire is to stir up the believers by way of reminder about prophetic truth. Why is that important for us? Why do we need to be reminded?
4. Have you ever interacted with someone who poked fun at the notion of Jesus’ return to earth and the idea of an eventual day of reckoning for the whole world?
If so, share some about it.
What drives people to take that viewpoint? Does Ephesians 4:18-19 provide any insight?
5. What were some of the reasons why Bruce concluded that the flood of Noah’s day was a global flood rather than a local flood?
6. Based on the truth Peter shares in 3:1-6, are there any attitudes, actions, or activities that the Holy Spirit is nudging you to address or alter? Be honest.
7. Take time to pray and thank God for the Truth He has revealed to us.
[Breeds confidence that God is truly the ruler of the universe; Calms our fears about the future; Motivates us to remain “on mission”]