Are there any interesting things your name spells with the letters rearranged or with your initials?
Have you ever just needed something difficult you were facing to come to an end? Revelation ultimately brings us to the climax of the Bible. This week we looked closely at that climax which included the end for the anti-Christ, the end for Satan, judgment for non-believers, and the end of death itself. In many ways, this week was the end of evil. After a pretty intense journey through Revelation… how does that make you feel?
Jesus overcomes evil in the end. How does that truth affect your attitude toward or reaction to your circumstances today?
What are some areas of your life you need God to move into? What are you still holding on to (thought patterns, habits) that is not honoring to God?
Read 2 Timothy 2:22. What are we told to pursue? What does it mean to “pursue” something? What actions do you need to take to pursue the things God calls us to?
Proverbs 3:7 tells us we must “shun evil.” What actions must we take to “shun evil?”
Why is it not enough to do one or the other: either pursue righteousness or shun evil? Why does God instruct us to do both? What happens if we only do one and not the other?
Read Revelation 20:12. How will we be judged? What is the difference between the books? How is the judgment described here different from the judgment spoken of in 2 Corinthians 5:6-10? What is it about sin that requires this kind of punishment?
What confuses you about these two chapters of Revelation? What encouragement or peace have you discovered? What fears or concerns do you have?
Send Out Question
If you believe that what is stated in Revelation 19 and 20 is true, does this view of the future change the way you relate to the days you have ahead of you? How will you live them differently? What do you want to invite God to write in your life story right now?