21 May Discussion Guide: What’s After ATX – Week 6
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
This is the last week 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:
The Life Review
Questions from the video part 1
After hearing about the life review, how does that impact you today?
When you imagine feeling and experiencing how you’ve treated others, both the good and the bad, how does that motivate you?
Questions from the video part 2
When you think about all the glory, honor, fame, fortune, exotic vacations, exploration, ecstatic joy of earth–and realize all these rewards are but a shadow of what’s to come–what do you look forward to most about Heaven?
What questions or struggles do you wrestle with hearing all this?
“But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.””
Seeing Jesus’ answer to the question regarding God’s greatest desire for us, and after hearing the stories of these life reviews, it seems apparent that loving others in a way that reflects the love of God is the purpose of our existence. With that in mind, is there anything you feel you need to change, or do differently, moving forward?
What are some ways that we, as a group, can encourage one another to live that kind of life, and how can we collectively reflect that kind of love to the world around us?
As we close our time together, is there anything we can pray for you right now?