1. The purpose of God’s patience is for our salvation.
In the New Testament:
2. One verse out of 25 deals with the Lord’s return.
3. The Lord’s Second Coming is mentioned 318 times in 260 chapters.
4. Of the 27 books of the New Testament, the coming of Jesus is mentioned in all but 4.
The phrase Day of the Lord is:
5. Found 14 times in the O.T and 5 times in the new
6. The Day of the Lord is an extended period of time of God’s judgment on the earth beginning with the tribulation and including the events of the Second Coming of Jesus.
7. In the “waiting” for His return, we are called to live holy and godly lives.
Follow-up Questions from Sunday’s Message:
Looking back on last Sunday’s message and your notes, what was the most meaningful part for you?
1. As a group, read 2 Peter 3:1-18. What would you say are Peter’s main points in this chapter?
2. Why do you think we as humans are so bothered by injustice?
3. Do you think this has anything to do with us being made in the image of God? Explain.
4. Would you call yourself a patient person? On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being highest, how would you rate yourself in patience? How do you think your family or friends would rate you? Why?
5. What do you think is the secret to being a patient person? How are you growing in this area?
6. Read Acts 17:31; Ezekiel 30:3; Isaiah 13:6; 2 Peter 3:9-10. When you think about the coming judgment of God upon the earth does this make you happy or sad? Please share.
7. Jesus is described as a lion and a lamb in the Scriptures, which one do you see Him more as?
Taking it Home:
Pray for our nations healing and growth in respecting all people.