22 Apr Discussion Guide: What’s After ATX – Week 2
Before We Get Started
For our discussion today we will be using this discussion guide with questions from this week’s video as well as some additional questions we have added for further conversation. If you would like to follow along you can access this discussion guide on the website at mosaicchurchaustin.com and then select “community group resources” in the menu options.
As we get started let’s take a moment to pray and ask God to give us helpful, compassionate, and loving conversation with one another and to help us all walk away feeling encouraged and hopeful about what happens when we pass from this life to the next.
This Week’s Topic
Throughout the next 6 weeks we will looking at what the Bible has to say about life after death through the lens of near death experiences. Today, our focus will on:
Relationships in Heaven
Before we take a look at relationships in Heaven, let’s take a moment to think about our relationships here on earth.
What was the most significant or impactful relationship you had as a kid? Why was it so impactful?
Questions from the video
When you think of relationships on earth, or those you want to have, what matters most to you?
Why do you think we struggle to love one another on earth as in Heaven?
If this is true, that relationships last forever, how might that change what we prioritize in our lives today?
C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory
“We do not want merely to see beauty . . . We want something else which can hardly be put into words – to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it.”
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
“If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.”
How does this description of people and relationships in Heaven differ from maybe what you have always envisioned or thought Heaven would be like?
What do you think about John’s findings, that of the different world religions the Jewish and Christian Scriptures correlated with 95% of the descriptions people used to explain their near death experience?
Who is one person you would be excited to be reunited with in Heaven?