Getting to Know You:
- What causes you to panic?
- What’s the craziest sign you have ever seen?
- Time and time again Jesus calls us to keep watch and be alert in Mark 13. How should we watch and get ready for the return of Jesus?
- Look up Zechariah 14:1-7, Revelation 19:1-6 and describe the 2nd coming of Jesus.
- Look at the parable of the fig in Mark 13:28-31. What does Jesus mean by “this generation” in vs.30? Compare vs.31 with Isaiah 40:6-8. What is Jesus claiming here?
- How should we get ready for coming persecution? Look up 1 Thess.2:14; Matt.5:11-12, Heb.12:1-3, 1 Peter 5:9.
- Look up Mark 13:6-7, 21-23. How can we guard against being deceived about Jesus?
Taking it Home:
- Pray for someone this week who wouldn’t be ready if Jesus returned today. What might you do to help them get ready?
- Write down one way you might release control in your life and give it over to God. Then act on that!