Advent Week III: Grief Can Lead Us to Heaven

In the early church, advent was a time to celebrate the first coming of Christ, but also to prepare for His return. This series will explore the glories of heaven -- its realities, promises and rewards -- as well as the imminent return of Jesus Christ. We should grieve, but not like the world because God has a person and plan in whom/which can place our hope.

  • Scripture used: I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 24:29-35

  • Meaningful conversation starters: What are areas where you grieve? Have you shared these with those you trust? How can they lead you TO God rather than away from Him? Do you have confidence in the person and plan of God for you in eternity?