Discussion Questions

Discussion Questions:

1. Why are politics something important for a Christian to be involved in? What makes politics so volatile and divisive?

2. How does the story of the Good Samaritan apply to the situation we find in United States politics? Why have we struggled so much with finding the right tool for the job?

3. Why did Nehemiah have reason to fear when the king asked him about his sadness? How did Nehemiah’s diplomacy shine through the way he handled the situation?

4. What difference did prayer make in the events of Nehemiah 1-2? Do you believe your prayers will bring about better things for your nation, like they did for Nehemiah? Why, or why not?

5. How does seeing what God did with the various kings in II Chronicles, based upon their acceptance or rejection of maintaining covenant with God, apply to what we are going through as a nation today? What are some things we can do to help things move in a healthy direction?

Discussion Questions:

  1. What kinds of things are you facing or have you faced that felt like the weight of them would simply break you? How did God provide others to walk with you and carry the weight?

  2. Why would God allow people to be attacked at their “resting place”? What should we learn from this?

  3. What kinds of situations have required you to play the role of Moses on behalf of someone else in the battles they face? How do you stand strong and overcome when there seems no end in sight and the weight of it is wearing you out?

  4. You can’t possibly be invested and involved in everyone’s battle or be there to provide support; so how do you set priorities and choose what battles to pour yourself into?

  5. How are you at allowing other people to walk with you and support you? Why is this difficult to accept?

Discussion Questions:

  1. Why is it important to recognize that heaven is more of a relationship than a place?  What effect does this have on your priorities?

  2. How have you seen God make efforts to draw near to you?

  3. How do the pictures of heaven being a city; a cube; and a bride show what God desires of us in order to spend eternity with Him?

  4. How do the gates and foundation stones of the new heaven continue to show God making all things new? What hope does it give you to see the way God deals with the tribes of Israel and the apostles?

  5. How does being “in Christ” offer you a new beginning and restore your holiness?

  6. How has this sermon series helped you appreciate the beauty of God’s plan for your future?

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