ETERNITY: WHAT DO THE DEAD KNOW?
What part of this mornings message do you want to talk more about? What jumped out at you?
We have a natural need to prepare for what is to come. What do you look forward to most about Eternity? What are your biggest questions about eternity?
How does Eternity affect your life right now? What kind of confidence to you have regarding eternity? Do you have the eternal security that is available to Christians in Christ? How does that help you face life?
Read Luke 16:19-31. This is the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus. What can be learned from this story regarding the afterlife experience? What is the difference in the experience of Lazarus and the Rich guy? What are the thoughts of the rich man? Which is more at peace?
Read John 14:1-3. What does this teach about Jesus' continued work in eternity? Take time to talk about Heaven. What are some questions you have about Heaven? Does Heaven feel like home to you right now?
Read John 14:4-7. What do these verses say about who Jesus is? Many have the same question as Thomas, how does Jesus' words answer his question? How does Jesus' words impact your life? What does "Jesus is the Way" mean? What does "Jesus is the Truth" mean? What does "Jesus is the Life" mean?
The mortality rate of all Americans is 100%. How would you help someone understand that there is more to life than this life? How would you share the hope of Jesus with someone? What does knowing Jesus as described in John 14:6 mean to you?
Who do you know that needs to know Jesus? What steps can you take to help them know Him this week? Take time to pray for them, ask God to open a door to share with them and celebrate what he will do and has done as you share.
5 Day Reading Plan
As you read these verses, take time to meditate on each one. Also use the questions below to help apply it to your life.
1- What have I learned? (Observed / interpretation)
2- How will I respond? (Application)
Day 1: 1 John 4:1-6
Day 2: 1 John 4:7-21
Day 3: 1 John 5:1-5
Day 4: 1 John 5:6-12
Day 5: 1 John 5:13-21