Bible Study: A Christian View of Death Series [Part 3 of 3: Questions]Rev. John D. Schuetze
PART 3 OF 3
Death comes to all people, Christian and heathen alike. At no juncture in life is the distinction between Christian and non-Christian cultures more distinct than in the view of death. This Bible study is the third of three that will address the Christian view of death.
- READ THE FOLLOWING PASSAGES:
2 Corinthians 5:8-9 We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it.
Philippians 1:23-25 I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body. Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith.
Psalms 31:15 My times are in your hands; deliver me from my enemies and from those who pursue me.
- DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:
1. What does a Christian desire?
2. What can a Christian be confident of?
3. What is the Christian's goal in life (see also 1 Corinthians 10:31)?
4. What struggle did Paul express in his letter to the Philippians?
5. In the struggle what is the better option?
6. Why does Paul accept the fact that he is to remain?
7. What does the Psalm acknowledge about God?
8. What is to be our attitude about facing the end of life?
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