Study Questions (Suggested time: 40 min)
1) What example or encouragement from the sermon this week has stirred your thinking since you heard it?
2) In writing 2 Thessalonians, Paul is clearly concerned that these young believers are being deceived and led away from the truth of the gospel and the mission they were given to share it. If Paul were to write a letter to us today, what are some deceptions and lies he might pinpoint as distracting us from the truth?
What are the biblical truths to counteract those lies?
How can you support each other to walk in the truth and stay on mission to share the gospel with those around you?
3) Given that Paul spent only a few weeks teaching and grounding this church in the gospel, why do you suppose he devoted so much time reminding them that Jesus is returning and He wins?
What did Pastor Bryan remind us of concerning the importance of Jesus’s return for living today?
4) Consider how you responded recently to a news report or theory about our uncertain future (culturally, politically, financially). Share your response, if you’re willing.
As you consider your response, what does it say about your belief that God is still in control?
In general, when you face times of crisis, what value system rises to the surface in the way you respond?
How can the members of your Life Group help you to stay steadily committed to the Truth when times of crisis arise?