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A Biblical Response to Tragedy.

How to View a Tragedy, According to Jesus.

  1. Tragedy can happen to Anyone.

  2. Tragedy is always Unexpected.

  3. Tragedy is a wake-up call for the Living.

  4. Review: Eccl 7:2 | John 3:16

  5. Tragedy is a reminder to the Church for Urgency.

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Luke 13:1-5

  1. What do you typically say when people ask your opinion about events like the shooting in Orlando?

  2. How did Jesus respond when asked about a similar massacre (Luke 13:1-3)? Why did He also mention the "tower in Siloam" incident (Luke 13:4)? Why is His response to the tower scene exactly the same as the Pilate scene (compare Luke 13:3 and Luke 13:5)?

  3. *Imagine a similar tragedy happening in the Pittsburgh area. For discussion's sake, let's say a "gentlemen's club" downtown experiences a shooting that kills many people. Describe specifically how we as a church should respond. 

Breakout Questions:

  1. Personally and as a small group, what should your response be to tragedy, according to Jesus? Have a plan now for when it happens!