- What is one truth or “take-away” from the sermon that you found particularly challenging/convicting/helpful?
- Read Psalm 137:1-4. In what ways are we, as followers of Christ, like the people described in these verses? (See 1 Peter 2:9-11, and John 15:18-19)
- In Psalm 137:1 the people wept when they remembered their homeland. When you see the sin and brokenness of our world in contrast to the joy of citizenship in God’s kingdom, what causes you to weep? What are some Scripture passages you can use to remind you of your citizenship? (See Philippians 3:20)
- In Psalm 137:5 the psalmist again vows not to forget Jerusalem and to set it above his highest joy. Do you eagerly anticipate your home with Christ as your highest joy, or are there worldly “joys” that you’ve given higher priority? Read Philippians 4:4-7. What will such a joy-filled focus on Christ produce in our lives?
- Read Revelation 18:1-19:9. What is the future destiny of the godless world system symbolized by Babylon? What is the future destiny of those who serve and fear God?
- Read Daniel 9:1-19. What reasons does Daniel give in his plea for God to act? How can we apply Daniel’s example as we pray against evil in the world?