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Glimpses of God – Part 13 – The Promise of His Return

HOPE SABBATH SCHOOL

Glimpses of God – Part 13

The Promise of His Return

Welcome to Hope Sabbath School–an in-depth interactive study of the Word of God.  We are continuing a series of studies on Glimpses of God.  Our topic today:  The Promise of His Return.

New Scripture Song: “O God you are my God” Psalm 63:1-4

Prayer

1)     The Beginning and the End

a)     Revelation 1:8; 21:6; 22:13.

b)      John 1:1-3,14

c)      Revelation 19:11-16

2)     The promise of His return

a)     John 14:1-3

b)     Acts 1:9-11

c)      Acts 3:13-21

d)     Titus 2:11-13

e)     2 Peter 3:10-13

f)       Revelation 22:12

3)     The apparent delay

a)     Matthew 25:1-13

b)     2 Peter 3:1-10

c)      Have you ever felt discouraged that we’re still here on this sin-filled planet?  How have you dealt with that discouragement?

4)     Date setting

a)     Matthew 24:36

b)     The most recent date settings have been May 21, 2011, and October 21, 2011, and now some are calling for the end of the world on December 21, 2012.

c)      Why do people keep trying to set dates for the end of the world?

5)     Counsel while we wait

a)     2 Thessalonians 1:3-12

b)     Matthew 24:37-43

c)      Matthew 24:44

d)     Matthew 24:45-51

6)     The nature of Christ’s return

a)     Acts 1:9-11

b)     Matthew 24:27

c)      Matthew 24:30; Revelation 1:8

d)     1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

7)     Discussion questions

a)     What changes would you make in your life if Christ were coming back this year?

b)     What encouragement might you offer to someone who has given up hope in the return of Christ?

c)      How can we share the good news about the return of Christ with people who have no interest in the Bible?

d)     What are some of the most important lessons about God and His character that you have learned from this series of studies on Glimpses of God?

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