Pursue Jesus in This Generation

Read Matthew 24:42-51


  • What do you think “watching” means? Write down the dictionary definition.
  • What do you think Jesus means by, Keep watch, in Matthew 24:42?
  • Why is this important, according to Matthew 24:42-44?
  • What are some things that accompany watching, according to: Psalm 130:6? Proverbs 8:34? Micah 7:7? Habakkuk 1:5? Matthew 7:15 with 24:4, 11? Luke 21:36? Colossians 4:2?
  • Substitute “church,” “family” or “America” for “Israel” in Ezekiel 33:7. What does this mean to you?
  • What are some practical things you can do to pursue Jesus as a more focused and alert watchman in this generation?


  • From Matthew 24:45-47, what does Jesus want to find you and me doing when He returns?
  • Is this an easy assignment? If no, why not? Give phrases from Nehemiah 4:11,19; 6:9.
  • What kind of work do you think Jesus was referring to in Matthew 9:35-38? Relate this to 2 Timothy 4:5.
  • Give another aspect of the work from John 6:28-29.
  • How does John 9:4 imply an urgency to our work?
  • What does 1 Corinthians 3:13 indicate is our motivation?
  • If Jesus returns in the next five minutes, what will He find you doing?
  • Would you take a moment now to ask Him to give you a work assignment–something you can do as you pursue Him that will make an eternal impact in this generation?


  • What do you think it means to walk with God? See 1 John 1:6-7; Ephesians 4:1-3; Micah 6:8. Based on this description, how does your walk measure up?
  • What difference did walking with God make to Noah? Genesis 6:8-18 and 7:23
  • What difference did walking with God make to Abraham? Genesis 18:16-19
  • What does Jesus not want to find you doing, according to Matthew 24:48-51?
  • In light of the imminent return of Christ, how are you to live? 1 Peter 4:7; 2 Peter 3:11-12; 3:14; 3:17-18
  • How does the hope of the return of Christ impact our lives according to 1 John 3:3? Can you give an example of this impact from your own life?
  • What are some practical things you need to do to adjust your walk to keep pace with His as you pursue Him in this generation?

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