Discussion Questions for Pentecost 26

  1. If someone is undergoing hardship or persecution, how can you assure them of God’s faithfulness? (Luke 21:12-19)
  2. How do you remain grounded in hope when feeling as though the world is closing in? (Luke 21:5-19)
  3. In our fast-paced and success-driven life, how do we help one another find a work-rest balance? (2 Thess 3:11)
  4. Both nature and music help us sing a new song. How can you use both to “make a joyful noise”? (Psalm 98)


This week’s Reflect & Connect questions written by Julie B. Sevig.

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