I’ll Fly Away

How Sweet the Sound

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Key Scriptures

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me ...”
John 14:1-3 NIV

For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 NIV

... That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left. ... So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.
Matthew 24:39-41, 44 NIV

But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed! It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. ... So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.
1 Corinthians 15:51-52, 58 NLT

Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.

  • What’s your favorite end-of-the-world movie?
  • Is the hymn I’ll Fly Away meaningful to you? How?

Start thinking. Ask a thoughtful question.

  • Describe your view of Heaven and Jesus’ return to Earth. What formed your perspective?
  • Do you think you live more like Heaven is a far-off idea, or a soon-coming promise? Why?

Start sharing. Choose questions that create openness.

  • Read Matthew 24:39-41, 44. In light of Jesus’ words, what do you think it means to be ready?
  • In which area do you have the most room for growth: hope for eternity or urgency for today? What would help you grow?
  • Pastor Craig inspired us to not leave words unsaid, deeds undone, or hope unshared. What, specifically, do you want to share, and with whom?

Start praying. Be bold, and pray with power.

Heavenly Father, will You increase our hope for eternity and our urgency for today? We need Your strength to not leave our words unsaid, deeds undone, or hope unshared. Thank You for eternal life with You! Amen.

Start doing. Commit to a step and live it out this week.

  • Take specific action this week to not leave words unsaid, deeds undone, or hope unshared.
  • Read and share this post about Heaven: www.go2.lc/heaven
  • Share the How Sweet the Sound Bible Plan with a friend who needs it: www.go2.lc/sound

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I’ll Fly Away

How Sweet the Sound

In the midst of the storms and the darkness, there’s a strength greater than our own. There’s a redemption deeper than any pain. Sing with us a song of hope—How Sweet the Sound!

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