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Review this week's message.

Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.
  • If you had to teach a class on one thing, what would you teach?
  • Tell the group your high and low of the week.

Start thinking. Ask a thoughtful question.
  • What stuck out to you from this weekend's message?
  • Have you felt encouraged or discouraged by this series so far? Why?

Start sharing. Choose questions that create openness.
  • How do you “thrive in chaos”? What practical things do you do to stay close to God in uncertain times?
  • The devil uses half-truths to confuse and deceive us. What are examples of things in our culture today that “seem right" but go against God's Word?

Start praying. Be bold, and pray with power.

Jesus, thank you that, no matter what I go through, You will always be with me. Help me to focus on you and your promises instead of how unknown the world feels right now. Amen.


Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near.  Revelation 1:3

Fear nothing in the things you’re about to suffer—but stay on guard!  Revelation 2:10a

And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadems on its horns and blasphemous names on its heads. 2 And the beast that I saw was like a leopard; its feet were like a bear’s, and its mouth was like a lion’s mouth. And to it the dragon gave his power and his throne and great authority. 3 One of its heads seemed to have a mortal wound, but its mortal wound was healed, and the whole earth marveled as they followed the beast. 4 And they worshiped the dragon, for he had given his authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it?” ... It opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God... Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them. And authority was given it over every tribe and people and language and nation, 8 and all who dwell on earth will worship it, everyone whose name has not been the book of life of the Lamb who was slain.  Revelation 13:1-4,6-8

I considered the horns, and behold, there came up among them another horn, a little one, before which three of the first horns were plucked up by the roots. And behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking great things.  Daniel 7:8

Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name.  Revelation 13:16-17

Then I saw some thrones and people sitting on them who had been given the power to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been killed because they were faithful to the message of Jesus and the message from God. They had not worshiped the beast or his idol, and they had not received the mark of the beast on their foreheads or on their hands.  Revelation 20:4

Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth. 11 I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.  Revelation 3:10-11