Let’s share God’s heart for seeing the injustices of the world and be mobilized to do something about them.
Does anyone have any "whisper stories?" Are you hearing from God and having the guts to respond?
In the video series, Bill has mentioned two kinds of whispers. There are "whispers of comfort" and "whispers of discomfort." Whispers of discomfort happen when God prompts us in some fashion to move out of our comfort zones. Can you recall any times when God moved you out of your comfort zone? How did that happen?
Who have you noticed in recent days that is suffering? What groups of people? Or in what place?
Bill has a particular heart for racial reconciliation. Why is this such a difficult and ongoing problem in North America? How can Pinnacle Forum be part of the solution?
Review the 5 Filters from session 1. Why is it so important to keep these filters in mind when evaluating whether or not God is asking us to be part of some new initiative?
In Matthew 24, sometimes called the Olivet Discourse, Jesus challenges that we God's people need to be prepared for Him to return at any time.
 “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.  For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.  For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark,  and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.  Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one left.  Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one left.  Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.  But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into.  Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. (Matthew 24:36-44 ESV)
Jesus admonition that we must be ready because he could return at any time raises an obvious question. What does Christ pleasing 'readiness' look like? What should we be doing when Jesus comes back?
In Matthew 25 Jesus gives three parables to describe what readiness looks like.
- The Parable of the Ten Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13)
- The Parable of the Talents (Matthew 15:24-30)
- The Parable of the Final Judgment (Matthew 31-46)
What can we learn from these parables about what Jesus wants us to be doing when he returns? (Don't miss Matthew 25:40)