The Last Days

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Sun, 08/09/2020 - 11:00am

Care Group Discussion Guide
Celebration Church

  • Christ’s Return (I Thessalonians 4:13-18)
    • We have hope in Christ (v. 13).
    • This hope is like an anchor for our soul (Hebrews 6:19-20)
    • Those who are saved will no longer be subject to the laws of nature (gravity) (v. 17).
  • How to Prepare for Christ’s Return
    • Live a holy life (I Thessalonians 4:1-8).
      • We should be constantly growing in our relationship with Christ (v. 1).
      • Love others and work for God (I Thessalonians 4:9-12).
        • We should be constantly growing in our relationship with others (v. 10).
        • We should be working for God as we wait for Christ’s return (v. 12).
      • Walk in the Spirit (Galatians 5:16-23).
        • Some people justify their actions, but the works of the flesh are evident (v. 19-21).
        • The gifts of God aren’t a sign of spiritual maturity, but the fruits are (v. 22-23).
      • Know the signs of Christ’s return (Matthew 24:4-14).
        • Offense makes way for the anti-christ (v. 10).
        • We can’t endure to the end without Christ (v. 13).
      • Watch for and expect Christ’s soon return (I Thessalonians 5:6; Matthew 24:36-44).
  • The Example of the Wise and Foolish Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13)
    • The wise virgins brought extra oil (v. 4).
      • The oil comes from our relationship with Christ; press in for more (Philippians 3:14).
      • The foolish virgins waited until the last minute to get oil, but it was too late (v. 8-12).
        • We can’t live off of someone else’s faith.