Lesson 10: God's Plan for You

The Story of Everything, Quest Men's Bible Study


SUMMARY

We’re all going to die. Physical death is part of the curse on humanity because of Adam’s sin. However, there is a judgment after death that waits for all of us. This unit will explain God’s plan for you, whether you repent and trust Christ or reject His grace and remain in your sin.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Join us at 7:00am in the Parlor at Colonial Baptist Church. (Come little early for coffee and a light breakfast.)

  2. Do you have a health risk related to COVID-19? You can participate via Zoom using THIS LINK.

  3. Immediately following the large group, we break into discussion / prayer groups. If you are not yet in a group, contact Scott Wylie.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOLLOWING THE LESSON

  • We’re not promised tomorrow or even our next breath. God knows our days; He wrote them. Read Psalm 139:16 and Isaiah 46:8-10. What comfort is there knowing that God has planned your final day?

  • We’re all going to die. But death is not the end of the story. All paths lead to the judgment seat of Christ. Read Hebrews 9:27. What kind of attitude should we have about the world in light of the coming judgment?

  • There are only two destinations after judgment. We will either experience eternal joy with Christ or eternal torment apart from Him. Read 2 Corinthians 5:6-10. How do Christians live in light of the hope of eternal life?

  • The afterlife is a mystery without God’s revelation. There are lots of different views of what comes after death. What are some of the ways people imagine the afterlife?

  • Those clothed in the righteousness of Christ will enter the joy of heaven when they die. Christ has ascended to heaven in a glorified human body. Read John 14:2-3 and Acts 7:55-56. Why do you think it matters that Jesus returned to heaven in His human body?

  • Heaven is just the beginning for the saints of God. Until Christ returns, heaven is just the “intermediate state.” Read 1 Corinthians 15:22-24 and 51-53. What do the redeemed in heaven right now still have to look forward to?

  • We will see God face to face and worship Him and enjoy Him forever. Read Revelation 21:3-4. Would Revelation 21:4 be good enough without Revelation 21:3? Why or why not?

  • For those who have not trusted Christ, the end is never-ending. The “best” in hell will be the worst place a sinner can imagine: dark and fiery, torment and isolation. This punishment goes on forever, for all eternity. This is called “the second death.” Read Revelation 20:11-15. What are some of the ways people imagine ‘hell’ that are not biblically accurate?

  • Sin will not have the last word. Jesus promises His people will share His victory over the serpent. Read Genesis 3:15 and Romans 16:20. How can Christians share in Jesus’ victory over Satan?

  • Christ will bring the New Creation. Because we have His Spirit and are part of His Body, Christians are a new creation even now. Read 2 Corinthians 5:17-21. How do Christians participate in the new creation even now, according to 2 Corinthians 5:20?



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