Fairfield Church 18th November 2018

Beyond Destruction

(Apologies for posting the 11th after the event – I’ve just logged in to post for the 18th and have seen the completed draft I prepared for the 11th…and I was so organised too! Doh!)

This week we are being led by the Rowell Team which is always a treat and as always they are super prepared.

Songs, scripture and questions are below.  

 

 

 

 

Songs for this week… now, there are a couple we haven’t sung before, so use this week to learn them, then this coming Sunday we can sing our hearts out.

 

 

 

 

Mark 13:1-8 New Living Translation (NLT)

Jesus Speaks about the Future

13 As Jesus was leaving the Temple that day, one of his disciples said, “Teacher, look at these magnificent buildings! Look at the impressive stones in the walls.”

Jesus replied, “Yes, look at these great buildings. But they will be completely demolished. Not one stone will be left on top of another!”

Later, Jesus sat on the Mount of Olives across the valley from the Temple. Peter, James, John, and Andrew came to him privately and asked him, “Tell us, when will all this happen? What sign will show us that these things are about to be fulfilled?”

Jesus replied, “Don’t let anyone mislead you, for many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah.’[a] They will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and threats of wars, but don’t panic. Yes, these things must take place, but the end won’t follow immediately. Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in many parts of the world, as well as famines. But this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come.

Questions:

1.Why do you think that Peter, James, John and Andrew “came to
Jesus privately” to ask him when these things would happen?

2.Do we have a tendency to want to know everything now? Why
is that? Is it insecurity, fear or something else?

3.Are the words about the future (verse 5 to 8) for us or were
they for the people at the time they were spoken? ……. Or both?