The HISTORY behind the WRITING of the APOCALYPSE
How to be BLESSED during the APOCALYPSE
Blessed is the one…
…who reads this prophecy.
…who takes this prophecy to heart.
The 7 STARS and 7 LAMPSTANDS of the APOCALYPSE
The Church must live in authenticity because…
…angels are watching over us.
…we are a light in this dark world.
The ALPHA and the OMEGA of the APOCALYPSE
The Church must awaken and see Jesus in all of His majesty and power.
Jesus is the God of the universe who is in control over…
…every earthly leader.
…past, present and future events.
1. Does the fact that God and His angels are near us as they watch over us change the way we should want to live our lives?
2. Read Matthew 25 and the 3 different parables (10 virgins, talents, sheep and goats). What are some of the main themes from these parables? What is Jesus trying to teach us about being ready for His return? Are you ready for His return or will you be unprepared?
3. Read 2 Peter 3:10-14. Since the dreadful day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night (when no one suspects), how should we live? What does it mean for us to “live holy and godly lives” (3:11)? Or “wait eagerly for the day of God to come” (3:12)? Or “be found spotless, blameless and at peace with Him” (3:14)?
4. The apostle John saw Jesus in all of His glory and he fell down. What will it be like for us to see God? Many people dread dying and having to face God because they know that they have sin hidden in their life. How can we be ready to meet God face to face?
- If you are pure in heart, you will see God (Matthew 5:8).
- You must be holy in order to see God (Hebrews 12:14).
- We desire God more than anything on earth (Psalm 73:25).
Applying the Bible
5. What are you doing to help the Gospel spread to the entire earth so that everyone hears about Jesus Christ? For example, will you commit to helping Central raise funds for a well for those in Haiti?
6. What can you do this week to show Jesus Christ that you believe in His mighty power over absolutely everything (i.e. stop worrying)?