Discussion Questions for Pentecost 23

  1. What’s your understanding of or vision of the coming “day of the Lord,” the day of judgement? Does it concern you? Why or why not? (Mal 4:1)

  2. Today, I want to sing and make some joyful noise about… (Psa 98)

  3. When have you felt worn out or discouraged by “doing what is right?” (2 Thess 3:6)

  4. As a person of faith, how do you explain and respond to tragedies, natural and human-made disasters, wars and other troubling occurrences in the world? (Luke 21:5)


This week’s Reflect & Connect questions written by Rod Boriack.

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