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Revelation For Everyone: Revelations 7

 

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January 22 2016
January 22 2016

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

- What is the context of Revelation 7? That is, how do we see God’s message in light of Revelation 6 and Revelation 8?

- The first three verses seem to describe a God ordained lull in the action. How do you account for this? Are there times when worship has been a refuge for you in the midst of a trial?

- In verses 4-8, it says 144,000 Jews will be saved and receive the seal of God. How do you think this would have impacted the first century church that was hearing Revelation for the first time?

- As Pastor Robb noted two weeks ago, the exalted Christ, the Lamb, is the center of attention in between times of tribulation. The same happens in the final part of chapter 7. Who is worshiping? What is the implication for world missions?

- In an amazing moment, John ceases to be just an observer of the vision and one of the elders addresses him with two questions.  What do the questions mean and how do you interpret the purpose of the answer? How does this impact you personally? 

- The salvation of 144,000 Jewish people is directly related to the promises of the Old T. Can you find 2-3 promises to the Jewish people about the Messiah's future deliverance? 

- Do you have any promise of God that is particularly important to you right now? Are there any trials that you are presently experiencing that you need a promise for? Discuss the need and ask the group to help you find an appropriate promise.

- We have discussed the "Lamb-Shepherd" idea this week. Thinking more deeply--how does being the Lamb of God help in God shepherd human beings, and how does being a shepherd play into Jesus being our sacrificial Lamb?  (check out Hebrews 4:15 & John 10:10ff)?

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MEMORY VERSE

Memory Verses begin next week.  Your Revelation bookmark will show the theme and verse for the following week.

READ  Revelation 1:1-20

Revelation is Misunderstood

Revelation is Messianic

Revelation is Mysterious

Revelation is Meaningful

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 

Who is the author of Rev?  What do you know about him? 

Since John was with Jesus three years, why would he fall at his feet now (v17)?

What is revealed about Jesus?  Why does God want Jesus know as "Word," "Alpha & Omega," and other titles? 

Close your eyes while a member reads 1:12-18.  What is an encounter with the resurrected Jesus like? 

What is this book all about?

After hearing Pastor Rich's sermon, in what ways is the book of Revelation: misunderstood, messianic, mysterious and meaningful? 

In what ways do you anticipate an encounter with the resurrected Jesus?

MISSIONAL TREASURE HUNT

Jesus has placed us here, and he stands in our midst. 

We are the lampstand in our city.

- Identify your ‘city’ – an area of focus for your group over the next 8 weeks.  This is likely the neighborhood of the home you most often meet in.  Draw a map of your city’s streets, natural boundaries, etc.

- This is your ‘missional map’.  We will fill it in a little each week.

- Map your regular places (homes, schools, frequented stores, etc)

- Who is in your neighborhood? Name and map as many people as you can by name.

NEXT WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE

“To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat

from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.” Rev 2:7b

MEMORY VERSE

Memory Verses begin next week.  Your Revelation bookmark will show the theme and verse for the following week.

READ  Revelation 1:1-20

Revelation is Misunderstood

Revelation is Messianic

Revelation is Mysterious

Revelation is Meaningful

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 

Who is the author of Rev?  What do you know about him? 

Since John was with Jesus three years, why would he fall at his feet now (v17)?

What is revealed about Jesus?  Why does God want Jesus know as "Word," "Alpha & Omega," and other titles? 

Close your eyes while a member reads 1:12-18.  What is an encounter with the resurrected Jesus like? 

What is this book all about?

After hearing Pastor Rich's sermon, in what ways is the book of Revelation: misunderstood, messianic, mysterious and meaningful? 

In what ways do you anticipate an encounter with the resurrected Jesus?

MISSIONAL TREASURE HUNT

Jesus has placed us here, and he stands in our midst. 

We are the lampstand in our city.

- Identify your ‘city’ – an area of focus for your group over the next 8 weeks.  This is likely the neighborhood of the home you most often meet in.  Draw a map of your city’s streets, natural boundaries, etc.

- This is your ‘missional map’.  We will fill it in a little each week.

- Map your regular places (homes, schools, frequented stores, etc)

- Who is in your neighborhood? Name and map as many people as you can by name.

NEXT WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE

“To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat

from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.” Rev 2:7b


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