FIVE MINUTES AFTER YOU DIE
Celebrations! Take some time to celebrate the baptisms of group members, family members, or friends over the weekend. Way to go!
If you were a ghost, whom would you want to haunt?
Watch the first 5 minutes of Gene's message. The password is ecc.
Read 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. How do you think people are able to find gratitude within their circumstances?
Read Luke 16:19-24. How do the lives of the rich man and Lazarus compare on earth? How about after death?
Finish reading Luke 16 through verse 31. From this story, what is the determining factor for entry into heaven? Why do you think Jesus used a poor man to illustrate this and a rich man to represent those qualities that prevent one from entering heaven?
In Luke 16: 27-28, the rich man makes a request. What does this say about how his views may have changed?
What does verse 31 show us about human nature? Why is it so difficult for people to be convinced of God's ways?
CHECK THE MIRRORS
On a scale of 1 to 10 (the rich man and his brothers a "1", and Lazarus a "10") where do you stand? Why do you place yourself there?
How might you move closer to a 10?
How do you feel about discussing the issue of "the Judgment" with friends? Why?