Are We Living in the End Times?

April 7, 2024   /   Pastor Kyle Bonenberger   /   City Church

Acts 1:6-11 | Jesus’ Ascension.

When it comes to the return of Christ and the end of the world…

| Matthew 24:1-51, 28:18-20 | 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 | Revelation 22:6-21 |

  • Christians have been about it since Jesus into .

  • We should not be concerned with it .

  • We should be in the reality of Christ’s eventual and with the answer that it will happen .”

  • We should be concerned about being a good as long as we are in this .

Two key indicators of a Christian who is waiting well for Christ’s return.

| Matthew 25:1-46 | Romans 10:8-14 | 2 Timothy 3:14-15 | John 14:16-17, 26 | Revelation 12:11 |

  • An increasing desire to for God in and .
  • An increasing to see the Gospel reach the .

 


 

Small Group Questions

 

What do you think?

What struck a chord with you from Sunday’s message?

The story of your life.

  1. Did you pause to watch the eclipse? If so, what was it like? AND BE REAL: On a scale of 1-10, did it generate any “End Times Anxiety” inside?

  2. On Sunday, we looked at what it means to be a witness for Christ in our world. Who has been a good witness (in word and deed) to you?

Digging deeper in God’s Word.

  1. For today’s discussion, we are going to focus on what it looks like to be a good witness in word and deed. One great example of being a witness for Christ is the story of Jesus’ interaction with the woman at the well in John 4. Read John 4:1-30, followed by verses 39-42 and answer the following prompts/questions.
    1. Have a few members of the group recap the story using their own words.

    2. What does this story tell us about God? Being a witness for Christ in our world?

       
    3. In light of this, is there anything we need to do differently?

  2. Read each of the following verses one at a time, recap the main tenets, and share an insight/encouragement from each one about how to be a better witness for Christ.
    1. Psalm 90:10-12.
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    2. Matthew 28:18-20.
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    3. John 13:34-35.
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    4. Ephesians 5:15-17.
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    5. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.
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Personal reflection and application.

  1. Have everyone share one thing someone else said in this discussion that struck a chord with them.

  2. Pray for one another (men with men and women with women if possible).

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