On Sunday, October 2, 2022 at Wildwood Community Church I preached a sermon based on Revelation 22:1-5. This message was part 7 in the “Lord of New Heaven and Earth” sermon series. Below you will find questions related to the message for personal reflection or group discussion. You will also find audio/video of the sermon to listen to/watch, download, or share.
- Read Revelation 22:1-5
- What do you tend to think about MOST in your mental “free time”? How do you think that emphasis of thought impacts your life?
- The Bible begins and ends in a Garden, with living water, and a tree of life. When you add these elements to the “jeweled city” we saw last week in 21:9-27, you get a city that has both opulence AND warmth. Of all the things we have seen about the eternal city, what stands out to you the most?
- How are you “planting your life” beside the living water of God’s Word so that you might grow strong in the faith? What is your plan to study God’s Word this year?
- The best part of eternity is that God is there with us! Eternal life is defined as a relationship with God (in John 17:3, and the description in Revelation 22:1-5). How are you prioritizing your relationship with Jesus RIGHT NOW? Are you communicating with Him? Serving others and obeying Him? Gathering together with God’s people?
- Interact with this quote from Jim Hamilton, ““Is this the way that you think about Heaven? If you found out that God and Jesus weren’t going to be in Heaven, but the street would still be gold and the gates pearl and the walls jasper and the water living and the tree’s leaves healing, and all your dearly departed there, but Jesus and the Father would not be there, would you still want to go? If you hesitate at all, please recognize that Heaven without Jesus and the Father would be nothing less than a gold-plated Hell. Jesus and the Father are Heaven. And that is no less true now than it will be then.”
- What is one particular application you took away from this passage/message?
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