On Sunday, May 15, 2022 at Wildwood Community Church, I preached a sermon based on Revelation 6; 8-9; 15-16. This message was part 1 of the “Lord of the Earth” sermon series. Below are questions related to the message for personal reflection or group discussion. You will also find the sermon audio/video to listen to/watch, download, or share.
- Read these five chapters in Revelation: 6; 8-9; 15-16
- As you look around at life on the earth today, does it appear to you that Jesus is the “Lord of the Earth?” Why or why not?
- When Jesus begins to demonstrate His authority over the earth in Revelation 6:1-ff He begins to bring forth judgment upon the earth. Is the picture of Jesus as Judge a new idea for you? How does this “revelation” jive with your current understanding of who Jesus is?
- Though we often talk about Jesus’ death for our sins, we sometimes forget that His death REALLY took God’s wrath toward our sin upon the cross. In a real way, the death Jesus died saves us from the judgment we see in this week’s verses. How does this reminder encourage you about Christ’s work in your life? Does it change you current attitude toward your sin?
- What is an action that has taken place in the world for which you long to see “judgment come”?
- Jesus delays judgment now AND extends the season of judgment in the last days SO THAT people have a chance to repent (see 2 Peter 3:9). Think back on your own life for a moment. Remember when you first trusted Christ as your Lord and Savior. Express thanks to God that He did not initiate this judgment of the earth three weeks prior to you coming to faith! And, if you have not yet trusted in Christ as your Savior, have you ever considered the fact that maybe Jesus is waiting to judge the earth just so that you might repent?
- What is one particular application you took away from this passage/message?
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