Sunday, 20 December 2015

When God Dwells with Us

Revelation 22

Pastor Jeremy Helmuth

The 3 GIFTS of HEAVEN

The RIVER of LIFE

God is the source of lasting fulfillment.

The TREE of LIFE

God is the source of genuine healing.

The FACE of GOD

God is the source of eternal life.  

The ULTIMATE PRAYER

There should be something inside of you that says,

Come quickly Jesus!


Discussion Questions

Getting Started

1. What is one of the best gifts you have ever received?  After opening this present, how long did it take until the newness and awe of it wore off?  Was it a few days, several weeks, a couple months?  Why do you think something that is new is so exciting at first, but then wears out over time?       

Digging Deeper

2. Read John 17:3.  In Jesus’ prayer, what does He say is eternal life?  If this is the case, then does eternal life begin the moment you start growing in your relationship with Jesus Christ?   

3. In Revelation 22:3, we are told that we will be serving God in heaven. Discuss these three truths about our service on this earth and what will happen when we die: (1) When we work for God, it is never in vain (1 Cor. 15:58); (2) Everything good will last forever and be carried over from one world to the next (1 Cor. 3:12-15); (3) Our righteous works will follow us into Heaven (Rev. 14:13).  

4. In our society where the scientific method mocks the faith of a child, we need to remind ourselves of the healing nature of God.  Read Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 11:28; Exodus 15:26; 23:25; Psalm 30:2; 41:2; 103:2-3; 107:19-20; 147:3; Jeremiah 17:14; James 5:16.  If God healed in the past, and God will heal in the future, does He still heal today?  Have you seen His healing in your own life or people you know?  

Applying the Bible

5. If you have a problem with “buying stuff” regularly to make you feel good, then make it a point to not buy anything for yourself for one month and instead focus on finding contentment in your relationship with Jesus Christ.  Is God truly your source of happiness?