What are the Psalms? What should we glean from these writings?
Why do we gather?
Why do we believe scripture?
Why do we do expository preaching?
Why do we do corporate singing?
Why do we take communion?
1. What is the relationship between the saints and the bowl judgments?
2. Who are the target of these plagues?
3. Who is the target of the message?
4. How have God's righteous acts and Holy nature been portrayed in this passage?
1. Who do the 144,000 represent?
2. What is the seal they have received and what protection does it offer?
3. In what terms is the gospel proclaimed in this passage? Is this a way in which we are comfortable to express the "good news"?
Revelation 12 review:
1. Why does God's church face enormous persecution at the hands of a vicious enemy?
2. How is the future hope laid out in Revelation a settled reality?
3. How will God's people join the triumph? What attribute is required?
Revelation 13 questions:
1. What world power and which individual is the "beast" likened to?
2. Who will resist bowing to the beast?
3. How does one take the mark of the beast and is this only a future concern?
4. What name did the early church calculate from John's riddle?
Due to technical difficulties, the sermon was not able to be recorded this week. We sincerely apologize. There is a brief recap at the beginning of the Revelation 13 sermon on May 27th.
1. How are God's true people being identified in this passage?
2. What is the message which the faithful witnesses share?
3. For what does God preserve and protect His church?
4. What is God's final plan for the church before his return? Is it to cause them to avoid "tribulation"?
5. How can we prepare ourselves to obey despite the bitterness involved?
1. What is God doing by giving these visions of judgement?
2. The visions do not seem to scare unbelievers into repentance; they actually seem to have the opposite effect (9:20-21). Who is the target audience for the warnings here?
3. Which people will be safe from the wrath of God?
4. How do we know who have been "sealed"?
Revelation 7 Questions
1. Is this the first time in the Bible we see the servants of God being sealed?
2. Which group of people are the sealed ones being separated from?
3. Who is missing from the list of tribes and why?
4. Who are the great multitude and how have they exited the "great tribulation"?
1 Corinthians 15:1-8, 12-20
Letter to the Church in Philadelphia