May 19 – 25

Weekly Reading for May 19 – 25

Preparing for Next Week’s Message

Sermon Series: The Return of the King
Sermon Title: How Should We Prepare for the King’s Return?

This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on May 26, 2024:

Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon

Sermon Series: The Return of the King
Sermon Title: Signs of the King's Return
Delivered On: May 19, 2024


Memorize and Reflect

Luke 21:10-11
Then he said to them: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11 There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.

Prayer Direction

Thank God for His sovereignty and His perfect plan and purpose for each one of us. Thank Him for His Word and for His promise to make all things right and new in the end days. Ask God to give you greater confidence in the promises of Jesus and His Word, grow in courage and commitment to share about Jesus, and guide you to deeper closeness with Jesus.

“Live It!” Challenge

Signs of the Times – Spend time in God’s Word this week using the scriptures above. As you do, take notes on the different signs, warnings, and indicators contained in those passages. Share with someone you trust and invite them into a conversation about our current world and culture in light of the biblical signs, indicators, and warnings.

Small Group Discussion

  1. Describe a time in your life when you missed or ignored a sign, indicator, or warning. What did you learn from that experience, and how did it change you?

  2. Read: Luke 21:5-11. What is Jesus communicating to His followers?

  3. How do Jesus’ words encourage us to be watchful and careful in interpreting the signs of the end?

  4. Read: 2 Timothy 3:1-5. This passage was inspired by God nearly 2,000 years ago. How do you see these verses being fulfilled in our modern day? What do you think has fuelled these types of behaviors?

  5. How can and should followers of Jesus live distinctly different from the world, especially in these types of behaviors? What is one area that might be a challenge for you?

  6. Read: 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4. Without speculating on who this person might be as we look at our present day, what does God’s Word say about this person? Given the number of self-proclaimed anti-Christ and evil leaders throughout the course of human history, can you see the danger of trying to point at someone in the present and declare, “This is that person”?

  7. As you reflect on this week’s message, what concerns, comfort, and convictions are you experiencing?