These studies do not tell you what the Bible says. The scriptures given direct you to specific topics. The questions are intended to help you focus on the study. No answers are given. You have to read and search the scriptures for the answers. We encourage you to use Bible helps such as concordances and commentaries. However, scholars and theologians often disagree on interpretation and application. The best study help comes from God. Pray. Allow yourself to be honest with your reactions, but don't jump to conclusions. It takes time to read and meditate on all the Bible says on various topics. Feel free to ask questions in your prayers. You will be amazed to discover that God does answer the sincere seeker. You will also be surprised that the Bible may not say what you might think it does on many subjects. Keep a notebook. A loose leaf one would make it possible to add thoughts and additional information as you learn more about different subjects. Welcome to an exciting search.

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Bible Study Guide: 

The Renewal of All Things

By Scarlett Stough

To prepare for this Bible study, please read the women in Christ commentary, A Great Woman (The Shunammite Woman) Part 3 and II Kings 8:1-6.

Part I. The Example of The Shunammite Woman Part III.

1. II Kings 8:1-2 What circumstances have befallen the Shunammite woman?

2. II Kings 8:3 What happened while she and her son were away? How did she handle the situation?

3. II Kings 8:4-5 Describe the circumstances that worked in her favor. Do you think this was chance or a  coincidence? Why?

4. II Kings 8:6 How was her life restored and her difficulties compensated?

5. What application(s) can you find for your life in this account?

Part II The Time is Near

1. Acts 1:9-11; Matthew 26:63-64; Revelation 1:4-8 Do you believe Jesus’ second coming is a literal return to this earth? Why or why not?

2. Matthew 24:30-31; John 14:1-4; I Corinthians 15:51-53; I Thessalonians 4:13-16 What happens to the followers of Jesus at his return?

3. Matthew 19:27-29; Revelation 22:12; Revelation 20:4-6; Luke 12:32 Peter asked Jesus what they who had sacrificed everything to follow him could expect in compensation. What was the answer Jesus gave him? Do you think this promise was only for the Twelve? Explain.

4. II Peter 3:3-9 Why is God waiting?

5. Revelation 22:7, 10; II Peter 3:3-4 How would you answer the question, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised?”

6. Matthew 24:42-44; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; II Peter 3:10-18 What does Jesus expect his followers to be doing while we wait?

7. Matthew 24:10-14; II Thessalonians 2:1-17 Although evil will abound and the love of many diminish, some will stand firm in the faith until death or the return of Jesus Christ. What obstacles stand in the way of persevering faith? How can you stand firm in the faith?