On Sunday, September 1, 2019, Matthew Williams preached the message, “We Grieve With Hope” as part of our current series, Living with the End in View from 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. Click here for projection from the message as well as a few discussion questions for Community Group or personal study this week. To listen to other messages in our archives, visit our Audio Resources page.
1. What does it mean to grieve? What does grieving look like when a believer dies? What is the foundation of our hope? What hope do we have even when the one we grieve is not saved?
2.What do you understand from this message about the “resurrection of the body”? Read John 14:19 (see Sermon Projection Notes, if needed.) What does this verse mean? How is the resurrection of the body the substance of our hope?
3. What effects of physical decay have you personally experienced? What hope do you have in these areas? What is the reward of such hope?
4. In a world of suffering, what eternal pleasure will never ebb or flow? Matthew taught us to ask ourselves, if we could have all the joys of the resurrected life, but not Jesus, would that be enough? What is your response to such a question?
Sermon audio for this Sunday Review can be found here