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Glimpses of God – Part 4 – The God of Grace and Judgment

HOPE SABBATH SCHOOL

Glimpses of God – Part 4

The God of Grace and Judgment

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 God of Grace and Judgment

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

Prayer

1)     The reality of divine judgment

a)     Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

b)     2 Corinthians 5:10

c)      Hebrews 10:30

d)     Matthew 16:27

e)     Revelation 20:12

f)       Revelation 22:12

g)     Matthew 12:36-37

h)     1 Peter 4:5,17

i)       Revelation 14:6-7

2)     Judgment and grace in Eden

a)     Genesis 3:1-21

i)       I wish we had an audio recording of v.9.  How do you imagine the emotion in God’s voice when He called out to Adam, “Where are you?”

ii)     Where do you see judgment in this story?

iii)   Where do you see God’s grace?

b)     How is God’s grace revealed even in excluding our first parents from Eden?

3)     The flood

a)     Genesis 6:1-8

b)     How is the judgment on the earth at the time of the flood also an act of grace?

c)      Genesis 6:13-18

d)     Why is the story of the flood still important for people living in the 21st century?

i)       Matthew 24:37-44

ii)     2 Peter 3:3-13

4)     The hour of His judgment

a)     Revelation 14:6-7

b)     Why is it important for people to know that the hour of God’s judgment has come?

c)      How should this news about the judgment affect the way that we live?

i)       2 Peter 3:11-12

5)     Discussion questions

a)     What was your attitude toward the judgment as you were growing up?  Was it good news or bad news?

b)     What change needs to occur in our hearts in order to view the judgment as good news?

c)      How can we help a person who views the judgments of God as the arbitrary actions of an angry Deity?

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