Small Group Questions

Monday PM 

"All Things Desperate To Be Made New"
Genesis 2:21-3:24

  1. How does Genesis 1-2 show us what God is like? What do you see about His character?
  2. It was said that Genesis 1-3 shows that there is no darkness in God. The source of all darkness, sin, corruption is never God, but someone or some place else. What do you think about that. Do you ever struggle with that? Does it ever seem like God is evil?
  3. It was said that everything is twisted, corrupt and dying b/c of sin. If sin is turning from God, trying to be independent of God, how do you see Adam and Eve do that in this passage? How does turning from God necessarily lead to death and corruption?
  4. What were the three things talked about that sin twisted and corrupted? (Relationship with God, relationship with each other, relationship with creation)
  5. In this past year, where in particular have you experienced the world not being the way its supposed to be?
  6. Nakedness is a symbol of shame. What is shame? How does shame affect your relationships?
  7. It was said that instead of sitting in the truth of what God says about this world…that everything is broken…we either cover up or numb. Did either of those resonate with you?
  8. What did you learn about yourself and how God needs to make you new?
  9. What did you learn about God and His character? What did you learn about how God will make all things new through the person of Jesus?
     

Tuesday PM

"The One To Make All Things New"
John 19:1-5, 23-30, 38-42, 20:1-9

  1. Can you remember and share any of the details from this text showing that Jesus is taking on HIMSELF everything that went wrong in Genesis 3?
  2. If Jesus took all your guilt on the cross, how does that change your relationship with God? How should it free you to confess your sin? 
  3. If Jesus took your shame, how might that help your relationship with other people?
  4. If Jesus bore the suffering of this broken world, how might that help you in your suffering?
  5. It was said that “often we think the gospel is Jesus died for my sins and we stop there.” Is that true for you? Why does it matter that Jesus was resurrected?
  6. Do you ever find it hard to believe in the resurrection? It was said that many people doubt. If you have trouble believing it, why so? What might it look like for you to look more into the resurrection?
  7. How could you specifically remember more often the resurrection and live in light of its truth?
  8. What did you learn about yourself and how God needs to make you new?
  9. What did you learn about God and His character? What did you learn about how God will make all things new through the person of Jesus?

 

Wednesday PM 

“A Weighty Hope!” 
Romans 8:18-30, John 17:20-24, I Corinthians 15:35-44 

  1. What did Brian say was the Biblical word to describe the end goal of God’s making all things new in this world? (Glorification) What did you learn about the word glory tonight?
  2. The preacher said that Scripture tells us at least three things that must be made new. What are they? (soul, body, creation).
  3. When your great great grandfather who loved Jesus died….and his soul went to be with Jesus in heaven…Brian said that is NOT our ultimate hope…why not? Why is that important to understand?
  4. I Cor. 15 and the resurrection of the body was discussed. What did you learn about what God making all things new means about our bodies? How might the fact that God will make your body new affect the way you think about and treat your body now?
  5. Romans 8 says creation itself is groaning. What does that mean? What is creation waiting for?
  6. What has Jesus done to ensure that his sons and all of creation will be brought to glory?
  7. How did tonight and this scripture encourage you? Convict you? Change your understanding? What has tonight shown you about Jesus?
  8. What did you learn about yourself and how God needs to make you new?
  9. What did you learn about God and His character? What did you learn about how God will make all things new through the person of Jesus?
     

Thursday PM

"Your New Self Says Its All Worth It"
Revelation 19:1-11, 21:1-8, 22:14-21

  1. What about Revelation 19 excites you? How does it show you a picture of a joy that will never end? What would it take for you to be at a gathering where you never, ever wanted to leave? What would need to be there? What would need to be absent?
  2. Revelation shows us that Judgment is necessary for all things to be made new. What do you think about a day of judgment coming? How does that sit with you?
  3. How is final judgment good news? How is it sobering news?
  4. How does the picture of Revelation 21 impact your view of suffering?
  5. How does the promise of God making all things new impact your purpose in life?
  6. Revelation 21:3 makes a promise that is the key for all eternal joy. What is it? What did Jesus do during his life and death to make it possible for you to be with Him for all eternity?
  7. What did you learn about yourself and how God needs to make you new?
  8. What did you learn about God and His character? What did you learn about how God will make all things new through the person of Jesus?
     

Friday PM

“All Things New Changes Everything”
Revelation 21:1-8, Isaiah 65:17-25, Titus 2:11-14 

  1. If the resurrection of Jesus didn’t happen, would it change your ordinary Monday? What do you think? How would it change?
  2. The fact that God’s plan is to make all things new helps you understand some parts of the Bible? Is there anything from scripture that makes more sense now that you see this promise?
  3. How does the fact that a better, eternal day is coming change the way you think about, view, treat your body? How does it change your emotions? Why is it hard for you to mourn? Why is it hard for you to rejoice? How does God’s promise to make all things new impact your emotions?
  4. How does God’s promise to make all things new speak to our FOMO (fear of missing out)?
  5. How might God’s promise to make all things new practically change the way you treat others? An enemy?
  6. Do you ever feel like if God is going to make all things new, then it doesn’t matter how I live??? How does the promise of God making all things new bring about a changed life?
  7. We’ve spent five days looking at the promises of God, the guaranteed destination for Christians and this world. If a friend asks you to sum up in a few sentences what you learned…what would you say? Are you longing more for the New Heavens and New Earth tonight than a week ago? Why or why not? How did this week encourage you? How did it change you? How did it show you Jesus?