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Blog Archives: January 2016 — December 2016

 

REVELATION FOR EVERYONE: REVELATION FINALE - REVELATION 22

July 01, 2016
Click on Title to Read More Here... DISCUSSION QUESTIONS   What turning points occurred in your life journey?  Would your rewrite any?  Why?   What are the features of the New Jerusalem?  What will eternity be like?   Trace the origin of the river and tree of life and it's fruits. (Gen 1-3;  Ezek 47:1-2;  Joel 3:18;  Zech 14:8)   What do these recurring themes suggest about the unity of Scripture?   What does John (v8), the angel (vs 9-10) and Jesus (vs 7, 16) say about the value, validity and vehicle of God's ...

The Final Invitation - Revelation 21

June 12, 2016
Click on Title to Read More Here... DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 1.  Where is one of the most beautiful places you've ever been?  Why? 2.  Where will the new age be lived out--earth or heaven?  Why? 3.  Describe the residents of the New Jerusalem and the wife of the Lamb. 4.  What will be absent in this new reality?  What will be present?  What will it be like to live without fear, pain, death...? 5.  What names and attributes of God are highlighted?  What will it be like to live in the direct presence of God? 6.  What was the function ...

Revelation For Everyone: Pack for the Finals - Revelation 20

June 05, 2016
Click on Title to Read More Here... DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 1) Where and when will the 1000 year reign begin:  On earth or in heaven? 2) When does the Second Coming of Jesus Christ take place? Why? 3) Who are the personalities of the Millennium?  List them (i.e. martyrs) and explain their various roles. 4) What will it be like without Satan deceiving the nations but with the church reigning instead?  In what sense is this already true?  not true? 5) What is the first resurrection (v5)?  The second death (v6--see also 20:11-15)?  ...

Revelation For Everyone: A Great White Horse - Revelation 19

May 27, 2016
Click on Title to Read More Here... DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 1. Each person select a word picture John uses and explain why it is important. 2. Explain the reason why there is this  crescendo  of praise and the reason for the four shouts of "Hallelujah!"  How exuberant is your worship?  3. Why is the wedding imagery so important:  the wedding and wedding supper of the Lamb? (Isa 54-55;  Isa 25: 6-10)  Who is the bride?  groom?  4. Describe the rider on the Great White Horse (v11).  What do we learn about Him?  Why is this the ...

Revelation For Everyone: Revelations 17

May 13, 2016
Click on Title to Read More Here... DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 1. According to our culture, what are the marks of a 'great leader'?  Go around the room and have each person name one attribute he/she thinks our culture desires in a great leader.  2. What does the angel invite John to witness in v1? 3. What does John actually see in vv2-6?  In light of the angel's invitation (v1), why do you think he 'wondered' at what he saw?  4. Three times in this chapter, the beastly world power is the one "who was, and is not, and is to come (or "is ...

Revelation For Everyone: God’s Protection Removed

April 22, 2016
Click on Title to Read More Here... DISCUSSION QUESTIONS - Read Revelation 15:3-4.  What were the great and amazing deeds God had done?  (See Exodus 14). - We tend to see God's judgment as a source of fear but not a reason to worship, yet God's people broke out in ecstatic worship after he saved them.  The entire book of Revelation can be described as an "end-times Exodus on a cosmic scale."  How is the final judgment of God a reason for us to worship him? - Each of the plague judgments is directly correlated with an idol being ...

Revelation For Everyone: Salvation: Suffering Celebration

April 15, 2016
Click on Title to Read More Here... DISCUSSION QUESTIONS - What is the significance of Jesus showing up as the Lamb? - How does the stunning purity of the 144,000 make you feel?  How do you reconcile that in your soul? - How do the announcements of the angels in verses 6-11 shed light on the message to the saints expressed in verses 12-13? - What is the meaning of the harvest imagery in verses 14-20?   - How does the blood and God's wrath fit into the great harvest celebration? Click Here for Sermon Audios ...

Revelation For Everyone: The Worship Watershed

April 08, 2016
Click on Title to Read More Here... DISCUSSION QUESTIONS - What deception or cover-up do you recall that affected many people on a personal, national or worldwide scale? - Revelation 13 draws heavily on a section from the Old Testament that was hugely popular in the first century. Read Daniel 7:2-8. What similarities and differences do you see between Daniel 7 and Revelation 13? - The ultimate powers of the spiritual world prefer not to show themselves, but to act through others. They choose secondary or tertiary intermediaries; ...

Revelation For Everyone: The Spirit Wars

April 01, 2016
Click on Title to Read More Here... DISCUSSION QUESTIONS - Who are the 8 personalities involved in the drama? - Describe the woman, the dragon, and the child. - Who does the woman represent?  The dragon?  The child? - Describe the war in heaven.  Who is the protagonists?  The outcome? - Is this war pre-history, always in progress, or post-history?  Why? - What is the significance of the outcome for earth? - What do we learn about conflict between Christ's church and demonic evil? - How real do you think Satan is?  What ...

Revelation For Everyone: The 7th Angel Sounded His Trumpet

March 11, 2016
Click on Title to Read More Here... DISCUSSION QUESTIONS - What long-foretold events occurs with the sounding of the 7th trumpet? - What two kingdoms are referenced?  Why?  (John 12:31) - Why does John see the coronation of the MESSIAH KING ? - For what reasons is God worshiped...thanked?  - What do the titles for God and Christ tell you about divine power? - What prophecies are specified in verse 18?  - What do you understand about God's two judgments:  The Great White Thorne (Rev. 20:11 & The Judgment Seat of Christ(2 ...

Revelation For Everyone: Visions of Things to Come

March 04, 2016
Click on Title to Read More Here... DISCUSSION QUESTIONS -What are some promises of God?  Can you trust him to fulfill promises made? - From what perspective do you interpret Rev. 11--symbolic only or literal?  Explain. - What is John commanded to do?  Why? - Who are the two witnesses?  What role do they have in God's plan?  What are the results of their faithful witness? - What do you learn about being a witness this Easter season? - How have you felt empowered by God in the last six months? - Why the reference to ...

Revelation For Everyone: God's Powerful Messenger

February 26, 2016
Click on Title to Read More Here... DISCUSSION QUESTIONS - What experience have you once savored for a moment, but that later turned sour?  - What is the angel like that announces the coming of the 7th trumpet? What does he do? say?  Who is this unidentified messenger? (Gen 18:1-2;  Matt 17:2;  Rev 1:5) - Why do you think John repeats three times "his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land?"  (v 2, 5, 8) - In what ways does this mighty messenger from God differ from other angels found in Scripture?  - Why might ...

Revelation For Everyone: The Horsemen of Judgement

February 19, 2016
Click on Title to Read More Here... DISCUSSION QUESTIONS - What comes to mind when you think of God's attribute of being just? - How does repentance fit into God's scheme of judgment (Joel 2:12-13)?  - What events occur after the sounding of the 6th trumpet? - Does Rev. 6: 9-10 offer insight into whose voice is heard coming from the altar?  How is their prayer answered?  - What do you know about good and evil angels?  Which are  "bound?" - How does the river Euphrates play into God's plans (Gen 15:18)? - Google the earth's ...

Revelation For Everyone: Demonic Locust

February 12, 2016
Click on Title to Read More Here... DISCUSSION QUESTIONS - What is the most excruciating pain you've ever experienced?  - Who are these symbolic characters in the Rev. 9 drama? - Identify each: "the fallen star? (Lk 10:18, Isa 14:12) "the locust" (Luke 8: 30-31) "God" "Abbadon/Apollyon"  v11 "God's sealed" and "men not sealed"  Others?  - What events follow the sounding of the 5th trumpet?  - How do these events compare with plagues of Ex 7-7/Joel 2: 1-11?  - What is the Abyss and why is it unlocked?  ...

Revelation For Everyone: The 7th Seal

February 05, 2016
Click on Title to Read More Here... DISCUSSION QUESTIONS - How do most of your friends and family think and feel about God’s judgment?  How does our society view God’s judgment?  - How do you tend to view God’s judgment?  Do you think about it very often?  Does it worry you?  Do you feel like you have confidence to withstand his final judgment? - What are the things that might blind us from seeing God’s wrath and his judgment rightly? - 1 John 4:8 says, “Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.”  How can ...

Revelation For Everyone: Revelations 7

January 22, 2016
Click on Title to Read More Here... 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 ...

Revelation For Everyone: The Mystery Seals

January 15, 2016
Click on Title to Read More Here... DISCUSSION QUESTIONS - As you approach the subject of God's wrath, what thoughts and feelings do you have? Have you ever been on the receiving end of terrible injustice or evil? How did it feel?  - Read Rev 6. Summarize the events of the first six seals. How does the scene in Chpt 6 differ from the scene in Chpt 5? What do you think John is communicating by placing these chapters side-by-side? - How do you respond to the fact that all this is happening at the permission of God ("was given" vs 4, 8, ...

Revelation For Everyone: Revelations 5

January 08, 2016
Click on Title to Read More Here... DISCUSSION QUESTIONS - What was the best musical group/choir in which you participated?  Why? - Are you more like a lion or a lamb? - What makes the scroll and/or seals (5:1) so significant?  What's in the book? - Why is there only ONE person worthy to break the seals and open the book? - What titles describe God's Messiah?  Where did John get them? - How can Christ be both a Lamb and a Lion?  What is the significance of this? - Analyze the three worship songs.  What do they reveal ...

Revelation For Everyone: Revelations 4

January 01, 2016
Click on Title to Read More Here...   DISCUSSION QUESTIONS -Explain what contributed to some of your best memboires of worship experiences. -How does the three parts of Rev. 1:19 offer a preview of the book of Revelation? -What do you think it would be like to eperience what John did as he got to look through an open door into God's Heaven? -Describe John's incredible vision into heaven. What id he see? hear? feel? experience? -What does the term "Revelation" mean? -Why is the term "throne" central to understanding Rev ...

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