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Small Groups Bible Study – Dec. 8

Heaven

Week 2: Heaven Here Now
Warm-up: 

What is the best Christmas gift you’ve ever received?

Dive Deeper

Read John 5:25-29

1. What stands out to you in verse 25?

2. Discuss the meaning of the contrasting statement, “a time that is coming and has now come.”

3. Imagine you are one of the Jewish leaders Jesus is speaking to. He has just told you, “a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God.” What would be your immediate reaction?

Read Ephesians 2:1-10

4. According to verses 1-4, when were we once dead?

a. What does this mean for us when we think about the sixth sense and us seeing dead people?

5. Re-read verses 4-6

a. Consider and reflect on what it means to be raised up in this life to the heavenly places.

b. Despite your transgressions, you have been saved by grace. Have there been times you’ve struggled to comprehend this fact?

c. If so, how would having a childlike faith help you accept God’s grace?

6. Re-read verse 10

a. Think back to last week when Pastor Greg shared that heaven is serving others by loving God and loving others.  How does verse 10 reflect the reality that Heaven is now?