Monday, April 25, 2016

Questions: What About Hell?

We provide questions each week based on the theme of our service for our Micro Groups to use. If you're not in a Verve Micro Group, feel free to use them on your own.

This week we continued our series called Imagine Heaven: Rumors From Beyond The Grave and talked about "What About Hell?" If you missed it, you can listen to it here.
  1. When you hear or think about Hell, what thoughts or questions come to mind?
  2. The Bible indicates that Hell was initially created for angels who had rejected God. It was a place they could have their wish to be apart from God. How do you feel about that? Does it change the way you think about Hell?
  3. Hell has now become a place where humans who choose against God and want to live apart from Him can do so. Does that change your thinking on Hell at all? Why or why not?
  4. Read John 3:19-21
  5. Why do you think some people choose darkness over light and evil over God's love?
  6. One objection people make against God is that it's not fair that people who never hear of Jesus will be sent to Hell. Vince suggested that's a tactic Satan uses to deceive us into rejecting God. Satan gets us worried about other people (people God loves and died for) instead of ourselves. Do you agree? Why or why not?
  7. Another objection to God is why He allows pain and suffering in this world. Vince wondered if maybe it's so we'll know what living without God is like, so when we get to Heaven we'll never make the choice Satan did to reject God and live without Him. Do you think that may be part of the reason for pain and suffering?
  8. God's plan is that no one will go to Hell, and part of His plan is you making sure people get to know Jesus. How can you do better at your part in the plan?
  9. Accountability Question:  How have you passionately pursued opportunities to ambush a few people with God's love this week?
  10. Prayer Question:  What could we be praying for you this week? (Is this there something good we could celebrate with you, or a challenge you need God's help with?)