Q. What are examples of important works you feel compelled to do, where you don’t get paid, you are not thanked, and it’s a burden for you to carry it out? Why would you do it?
Q. Have you ever quit a task because the burden became too great?
[2 Corinthians 11:24-28 NIV] 24 Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. 25 Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was pelted with stones, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, 26 I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my fellow Jews, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false believers. 27 I have labored and toiled and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food; I have been cold and naked. 28 Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches.2 Corinthians 11
Q. What do you think sustained Paul to carry on in his work in teaching and preaching the gospel in the face of all the hardships he experienced?
Q. What are you most hoping for in this world?
Q. Do you believe the teaching that we will one day be resurrected? How do you picture it? And who all will be resurrected?
Q. Is it hard, or was it ever hard, for you to believe that Jesus Christ was raised back to life after being crucified?
Q. What does it mean to you if Jesus was indeed risen back to life? What are the implications?