• 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?


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  • 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?


  • 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?