Andrew Allison · Listen
Sermon Questions 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
1. Have you ever been to a memorable funeral? What made it memorable?
2. The Thessalonians had questions about the status of their dead loved ones. What kind of questions do you have or have you heard around death and dying and life after death?
3. Why is Jesus resurrection so important for Christians?
4. Describe any peace or power you feel because of the phrase “fallen asleep in Him”.
5. If you had to explain your hope in death to a friend who doesn’t share your beliefs, what words would you use in your explanation?
Grant Vissers · Listen
Sermon Questions Isaiah 53
1. Have you ever had someone take the fall for something you did? What was it like? If not, can you think of a time when this happened to someone you know? What do you think it would have been like?
2. Isaiah 53 talks about a suffering servant. Who do you think is referred to here? (Hint: Isaiah uses the term servant to describe three people or groups of people: 1. Himself, 2. Israel, 3. The coming Messiah).
3. Verse 5 says, “But he was pierced for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” Do you have a hard time or easy time that YOU would be worth this kind of sacrifice?
4. Put yourself in the shoes of a Jewish reader during the time Isaiah was written, how do you think you’d react to this kind of message? These verses speak about promise. Why would they be hopeful to their first readers? Do they give you hope today?