Lakeside Church

Luke 12:1-12 (Part 2)

These questions are connected to the message, “Hell (Part 2)” from Sunday, April 10, 2022. You can watch it here.

  1. What in today’s teaching did you find interesting and/or encouraging?
  2. What in today’s teaching did you find challenging or uncomfortable?
  3. What does it tell us about the “Good News” that the early church in Acts never used Hell as motivation for following Jesus?
  4. Discuss Cornell West’s statement: “Justice is what love looks like in public.” Do you agree?
  5. Given what you know of Jesus and what we’ve seen thus far in Luke, is Jesus more retributive or restorative? What does this tell us about God if Jesus is the image of God (Colossians 1:15; Hebrews 1:3)?
  6. If Jesus rejects “an eye for an eye” how does this impact your thoughts about the nature of hell?
  7. Have you previously considered that there are tensions within Scripture — concepts/ideas that do not align? Can you think of other examples?
  8. How important is it to you to have certainty on this issue?
Digging Deeper:
Look up the following verses and compare:
  • 2 Samuel 24 & 1 Chronicles 21 — Who incited David to take the census?
  • Exodus 20:5-6 & Ezekiel 18:19-20 — Which is it?
  • Exodus 21:4,7 & Deuteronomy 15:12 & Leviticus 25:39-42 — I’m confused!** Book of Nahum celebrates that God gave Assyria what they deserved vs book of Jonah which demonstrates God extending mercy to Assyria