God's Judgment

God's Judgment: WHY and HOW, Part 4

Review / Introduction:

Judgment is Inescapable for the Unsaved. Someday It Will Be Too Late... (Nahum 3)

  1. Judgment IS going to Happen. (Nahum 3:1-7)
  2. It's been too late for Others. (Nahum 3:8-11)
  3. Your Resources won't matter. (Nahum 3:12-18)
  4. There is NO coming Back won't matter. (Nahum 3:19)
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Hebrews 9:27 - And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment...

Hebrews 6:4-6 - For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the Word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they then fall away, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding Him up to contempt.

Isaiah 55:6 - Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near.

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Nahum 3

  1. Read Nahum 3:5-7. Why does God make the judgment so shameful?

  2. Why did God mention what happened to Thebes (No amon, Nahum 3:8-11)?

  3. When was the last time you have warned someone about God's judgment? Why are we so reluctant to do so?

  4. What was your big "take-away" from this passage / message? What was your big "takeaway" from the series?

Breakout Questions:

Pray for one another.

God's Judgment: WHY and HOW, Part 3

Review / Introduction:

Judgment is Horrific. (Nahum 2)

  1. The Battle is going to be horrific. (Nahum 2:1-5)
  2. The Devastation is going to be horrific. (Nahum 2:6-10)
  3. The Fall is going to be horrific. (Nahum 2:11-13)

The Truth about Hell

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Hell is a Place

Matthew 8:12 - thrown into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Matthew 10:28 - And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

Hell is a Place of Torment...

Revelation 20:15 - And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

Hell is a Place of Torment of Varying Degrees...

Matthew 11:24 - But I tell you that it will be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom than for you.

Hell is a Place of Torment of Varying Degrees that Lasts Forever...

Matthew 25:46 - these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.

Hell is a Place of Torment of Varying Degrees that Lasts Forever which we all Deserve...

Romans 3:23for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God

Hell is a Place of Torment of Varying Degrees that Lasts Forever which we all Deserve but God DOES NOT want us going there.

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Nahum 2

  1. Based on cartoons, jokes, and old myths - what are some unbiblical ideas about hell that you have seen / heard?

  2. Why are more and more people, even in the "evangelical church", denying the doctrine of hell, despite what the Bible says?

  3. Paraphrase Nahum 2 in a sentence or two. Why would such a prophecy about Nineveh be preserved for US in God's Word? Why does God want us to know this?

  4. What was your big "take-away" from this message / passage?

Breakout Questions:

Pray for one another!

God's Judgment: WHY and HOW, Part 2

Review / Introduction:

Judgment is a Response to Man's Pride. (Nahum 1:8-15)

If God was using Nineveh, why is He now punishing Nineveh?

Isaiah 10:5-7, 12, 15 - 5 Woe to Assyria, the rod of my anger; the staff in their hands is my fury!
6 Against a godless nation I send him, and against the people of my wrath I command him,to take spoil and seize plunder, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.

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7 But he does not so intend,and his heart does not so think; but it is in his heart to destroy, and to cut off nations not a few
12 When the Lord has finished all his work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, he will punish the speech of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria and the boastful look in his eyes.
15 Shall the axe boast over him who hews with it, or the saw magnify itself against him who wields it? As if a rod should wield him who lifts it, or as if a staff should lift him who is not wood!

Parable: Isaac and Nick

2 Samuel 22:26, Psalm 18:27, Proverbs 3:34, James 4:6, 1 Peter 5:5

God Opposes the proud but gives Grace to the humble.

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Nahum 1:7-15

  1. If God was USING Nineveh (Assyrians) to punish Israel, why would God punish Nineveh? See Isaiah 10:5-15

  2. What is pride? In what ways are YOU tempted to be prideful?

  3. Why is God so opposed to pride?

Breakout Questions:

Pray for one another- specifically to be able to identify your own areas of pride!

God's Judgment: WHY and HOW, Part 1

Introduction:

Judgment is Fueled By God's Jealousy. (Nahum 1:1-7)

Acts 20:27 - or I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God.

Nahum

Nineveh

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Gods Judgment: God's righteous act of identifying sin and condemning sinners

Exodus 20:3You shall have no other gods before me.

Exodus 34:14 - ...for you shall worship no other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God...

Deuteronomy 4:24For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.

God is jealous for 3 things that belong to Him:

  1. His Glory.
  2. His Work.
  3. His People.

2 Thessalonians 1:6 - ...God considers it just to repay with affliction those who afflict you

God has a holy concern for what He Loves, and God is Jealous for you.

God's judgment is Fueled by His jealousy.

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Nahum 1:1-7

  1. Explain why God is jealous (Nahum 1:2). Why does that fuel His judgment? How is jealousy and judgment tied into God's love?

  2. How should a Christian respond to the Bible’s teaching on God’s judgment?

  3. Respond to this statement: "Isn’t it arrogant for God to demand to receive glory for Himself?”.

  4. What was your big “take-away” from this passage / sermon?

Breakout Questions:

Pray for one another!