Last Sunday’s sermon continued to challenge us about the nature and adventure of church. We’re going through a four-part series called “Uncomfortable – The Awkward and Essential Challenge of Christian Community” and we’ve been saying that our culture is a culture of comfort: we’re encouraged to do what we want, when we want, with whomever we want. If something is uncomfortable, we want to avoid it at all costs. However, we have been thinking about how the Christian faith is actually pretty uncomfortable. This series of studies aims to help us embrace, understand, and see the beauty and hope in the challenging realities of being part of God’s people.
This week, we looked at the end of the story – Revelation 19. The main idea was that the God has given us a comfort that is greater than anything the culture, other religions, or our own preferences and desires can provide and when we experience the uncomfortable, we can trust in God’s promises of what is to come.
As you reflect on this week’s message here are some further questions to help you apply this to your own life:
- How does our story end?
- How can pondering God’s promises offer us comfort?
- How is it easy to gravitate toward a comfortable Christian life?
- What are the countercultural things that Jesus calls us to walk in?