Preparing for the Future: Set Your Eyes on Jesus

Preparing for the Future: Set Your Eyes on Jesus

August 11, 2019 | Jim Hodge
Revelation 1:9-20

Revelation is not primarily about fear, but hope.

Not hellfire, but glory.

Not Satan, but God.

Not death and destruction, but life and salvation.

Matthew 25:21; 2 Corinthians 3:18

I. Jesus reveals His glory. (Revelation 1:1-16) 

  1. He is The Faithful Witness. (Vs. 1-5)
  2. He is The Firstborn of the Dead. (Vs. 5)
  3. He is The Ruler of the earth. (Vs. 5)
  4. He loves us and set us free. (Vs. 5)
  5. He made us His priests. (Vs. 6)

                Revelation 12:11

  1. He has glory and dominion forever. (Vs. 6)
  2. He is returning to reclaim the earth. (Vs. 7)
  3. He is The Beginning and End. (Vs. 8)
  4. He is The Head of the Church. (Vs. 9-13)

                2 Thessalonians 2:6

  1. He is The Son of Man. (Vs. 13)

                Hebrews 4:15

  1. He is Eternally Wise. (Vs. 14)
  2. He is All Knowing and Seeing. (Vs. 14)
  3. He has Authority over God’s enemies. (Vs. 15)

                1 Corinthians 15:24

  1. He has The Words of life and death. (Vs. 16)
  2. His glory has no comparison. (Vs. 16)

                Revelation 21:23

  1. He is The Resurrected Living One. (Vs. 17-18)
  2. He oversees Heaven and Hell. (Vs. 18-20)

II. How Should We Then Live? 

  1. Seek complete healing. (Revelation 21:4)

                Isaiah 65:17

  1. Seek complete joy. (Revelation 21:1-3)

                Isaiah 65:18-19

  1. Seek complete restoration.  (Revelation 21:5-6)

                Isaiah 65:25; Revelation 21:1-6

Discussion Questions for the Week

  1. What is your experience with reading Revelation? What is most challenging about it? Read it this week.
  2. Why is it important we understand that Jesus is the Crucified and Risen One before we seek to understand the Book of Revelation?
  3. Which description of Jesus is most meaningful to you in chapter one or two?
  4. How does Jesus’ power over death shape the way you view death and talk about death with others?
  5. How has seeing Christ’s greatness motivated you to be on mission to share the Good news and serve others?
  6. Read Isaiah 65:17-25 and Revelation 21:1-6. Notice the fulfillments of prophecy. Use these texts to pray.

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