Eternal Judgement

Rev'd Canon Henry Blair
Sun 5th Nov 2017

John 5:22-30

Matthew 25:14-30  The parable of the Talents

 

Life Group guidelines

 “Christian Basics: Elementary Teachings”

Eternal Judgement

(READINGS: Hebrews 6:1, 2; John 5:19-30; Matthew 25:14-30)

 

  1. When you think of “judgement” what images initially come to mind?   
  2. What do you think of when you add the word “eternal”? 
  3. How do you feel about the statement in John 5 verse 22 that Jesus will be the one to judge?
    1. Remember Jesus will be asking us what we did with his sacrifice for us? 
  4. What does John 5:24 say is the basis of our judgement?
  5. In the parable of the talents (Matt25) the servants that both use their talents get the same response from the master.  Key thing is it is not about the number of talents  (gifts) we have but how we use them!
    1. What talents or gifts do you have?
    2. Think about how you could serve God using this gift?
  6. What do you think about the servants response who was given the one talent?
    1. What does it say about his relationship to the master?
    2. How does it relate to our use of gifts?
    3. What gift has God given you that you have buried?
  7. In 1 Corinthians 3:10-12 Paul shows that what we do for God in response to the gift of Gods grace will be how we are judged.
    1. The key is quality and not quantity
    2. It is the small jewels that make a difference. 

 

 

The WORD – A FACILITATED GROUP BIBLE STUDY

 

This is not a regular-style Bible Study presented by the leader.  It is an opportunity for all to participate and share thoughts on the particular passage.  The leader (facilitator) guides the discussion so that everyone experiences God (hears from Him) and knows what experience they will take away with them.  The emphasis is on practical application of the Bible to people’s lives personally, and to the group as a whole.  The leader must become skilled in involving every member in discussion without embarrassing them, while staying on course to fulfil the teaching goal and ensuring that every person leaves with a positive experience that they can work out practically.