Bible Prophecy God’s Order of Events | Donald Perkins
Questions for Reflection
Getting to Know You:
- Describe an instance — and the resulting consequences — where you heard a warning or saw a warning sign (e.g., “Wet Paint”) a little bit too late.
- What is one thing from Don Perkins’ message you had never heard before? How will that new idea change the way you approach the study of Biblical Prophecy from now on?
- What are some of the misconceptions people have about heaven and hell? How have books, movies, television, even cartoons helped to formulate these erroneous concepts? What have you discovered in God’s word that contradicts those depictions of Heaven and Hell, angels, demons, Satan, the Antichrist, etc.?
- How does understanding Biblical Eschatology (the study of the end times) help a believer mitigate fear about the world’s end and build anticipation and hope about things beyond this present world?
- How does 2 Peter 1:19-21 give a believer assurance that we can trust God’s Biblical Prophecy? What does it mean to take heed to Biblical Prophecy? Why is it important to understand God supernaturally gave the prophecy to several men over the generations (v. 21)? Give a few examples of how trusting and taking heed to Biblical Prophecy should affect your life as a believer.
- What does Isaiah 46:10 and Isaiah 48:3,5 tell us about the relationship between God and prophecy? How has God used prophecy in the Bible to prepare His people for the future? How does studying eschatology prepare our generation for things to come?
- Read Psalm 73:3-23. According to verse 17, why does God’s prophecy give the psalmist peace about the future? Why is understanding justice (and God’s judgment seat in heaven) an essential part of appreciating God’s grace? What does 2 Peter 3:13, Revelation 21:4, and Revelation 22:3 tell us that believers can expect in the end?