Hope in Judgment
God is glorified in both restoration and judgment, and we have hope in both restoration and judgment.
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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR SHEPHERD GROUPS
- What was one thing about this message that you found particularly compelling, encouraging, challenging, or beneficial?
- Has there ever been a time or season in your life when you questioned Gods character? What happened? How did you move through that circumstance or season? What did you learn? What questions remain?
- Read and discuss the following Scriptures and the key statements from Pastor Aaron’s sermon: Ezekiel 5:11-15, 7:4 (God’s judgment is real) and Ezekiel 18:30-32, 33:11 (God does not delight in judgment.) What does this show us about the nature and character of God? What comforts or concerns arise for you?
- In what ways can we tend to overemphasize some character traits of God while under emphasizing others? In what ways do you tend to do this?
- Read and discuss the following Scripture and the key statement from Pastor Aaron’s sermon: Ezekiel 6:8-10 (Judgment affects both believers and unbelievers.) What are the implications here for us? How does the pain and brokenness of the world point all people to a Redeemer?
- Read and discuss the following Scriptures and the key statements from Pastor Aaron’s sermon: Ezekiel 25:11, 13, 17, John 6:33 (God’s judgment shows that God wins) and Ezekiel 37:4-6, 12-14, 23, 27-28, Romans 5:9 (Jesus took our judgment.) How does this give us a more complete picture of God’s judgment? How should Gods judgment give us a yearning for what is good and true?
- Discuss this statement: God is glorified in both restoration and judgment, and we hope in both restoration & judgment. In what ways can we find hope in God’s judgment?
- How do you need to trust God today? Spend some time in prayer for the things you’ve discussed.