Jesus and the Book of Revelation – Teaching Plan

Key Thought: Revelation not only deals with the mysteries of God, but also is relevant to the destiny of the world and your life.

Lesson 3, April 21, 2018

1. Have a volunteer read Revelation 4:1,2; 11:19.

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a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. What does the open door represent? Where is this vision located?
c. Personal Application : What hope does the picture of Jesus as our High Priest in the sanctuary give us in the Day of Judgment? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study : One of your relatives states: “What difference does it make if there is a sanctuary in heaven?” How would you respond to your relative?

2. Have a volunteer read Revelation 1:5-8.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the most important point is in this passage.
b. What do these texts tell us about Jesus?
c. Personal Application: How should our daily living be related to the promised second coming of Christ? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study : One of your friends states, “What does it mean that Jesus was the first begotten of the dead? He wasn’t the first to be raised from the dead. Moses was raised before Him.” How would you respond to your friend?

3. Have a volunteer read Revelation 1:13-18.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. What is Jesus telling us about Himself when He says He is the first and the last?
c. Personal Application: Why is it important to know that God will judge mankind? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study: One of your neighbors states, “Does the description of Jesus here have any symbolic meaning, or is it a literal description? What does white hair represent? His eyes like fire mean? His feet like fine brass? His voice like many waters? What are the seven stars? What is the two-edged sword?” How would you respond to your neighbor?
(Note: White hair is a symbol of experience and knowledge that comes with age. Eyes like fire show that they are piercing even to the very essence of your soul. His voice is melodious like a quartet singing in harmony as one sound. The seven stars are the angels or messengers to the seven churches. The two-edged sword is the Word of God.)

4. Have a volunteer read Revelation 19:11-15.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. Does this section of Revelation seem to depict Jesus as a vengeful and bloody God? If so, why?
c. Personal Application : Why is God’s Justice just as important as His mercy and grace to the plan of salvation? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study : Think of one person who needs to hear a message from this week’s lesson. Tell the class what you plan to do this week to share with them.

(Truth that is not lived, that is not imparted, loses its life-giving power, its healing virtue. Its blessings can be retained only as it is shared.”Ministry of Healing, p. 148).

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