God's Plan for The Nations: November 18

Lesson 4, The Story of Everything, Quest Men's Bible Study


SUMMARY

The nations rage against God and one another.

This is the world as we know it, starting with the Tower of Babel. But every nation of the world fits into God’s plan, and people from every people group will be represented around God’s throne. This unit will introduce the origin of nations, God’s judgment on them, and how they relate to God’s Kingdom.


INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Join us at 7:00am in the Parlor at Colonial Baptist Church. (Come little early for coffee and a light breakfast.)

  2. Do you have a health risk related to COVID-19? You can participate via Zoom using THIS LINK.

  3. Immediately following the large group, we break into discussion / prayer groups. If you are not yet in a group, contact Scott Wylie.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOLLOWING THE LESSON

  1. Nations came about as a direct result of God’s command to be fruitful and multiply. Genesis 10:10 is the first use of the word “kingdom.” But because of sin, the growth of nations brought wars, injustice, human trafficking, etc. How are nations both a positive and a negative in the Bible’s story?

  2. Nation-building leads to corruption because sinners are involved. There is no perfect system of government. Whenever you put sinners in charge, you’re going to have sin. How do you think this reality affects missions work?

  3. Only Jesus Christ’s Kingdom comes with perfect grace, peace, and justice. And only His Kingdom will remain. Read John 10:16, Matt 24:14, and Matt 28:19. Jesus unites people from all nations in His Kingdom. How does Jesus bring people together from all nations? What is His plan for world peace?

  4. Even the toppled tower will be restored for God’s glory. Read Acts 2:1-12. God confused their language and spread them out, but now He unites them and gathers them up. How does the miracle of Pentecost foreshadow the New Creation that is coming?

  5. The story of everything includes all the nations of the earth. God’s plan for His glory in the Gospel will bring individuals from every people group together. What are some practical ways you and your church can participate in that story?


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