Saturday, November 28, 2015

Homiletics: Revelation 1


Contents (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture):  Where?                                                                Who?

1
1a
Revelation from JC, G gave Him to show servants what must soon take place
2
1b-2
He sending angel to John who testifies everything saw: word of G, testimony of JC
3
3
Blest=who reads aloud this prophecy & those who hear/take to heart bec time=near
4
4
Jn to 7 chrchs o’Asia: grace/peace to u frm who is/was/is to come& 7 Spirits b4 throne
5
5a
& JC, faithful witness, 1st born frm dead, ruler of kings of earth;
6
5b-6
to who luvs/freed us frm sins by his blood/made us kingdom & priests to serve G
7
7
Look he coming w/clouds, every eye see him, all ppls mourn bec of him
8
8
I Alpha/Omega says G, who is/was/is to come, Almighty
9
9
I Jn, your bro/companion in suffering on Patmos bec of word of G, testimony of J
10
10-11
Lord’s Day, in S, voice like trmpt: write/send to 7 chrchs: Eph/Smy/Per/Thy/Sar/ Phi/Lao
11
12-13
Saw 7 gold lampstands, son of man in robe to feet, golden sash around chest
12
14-15
Hair white lk wool/snow, eyes lk fire, feet lk bronze in furnace, voice lk rushing waters
13
16
In rt hd, 7 stars, coming out of mouth sharp dbl-edged sword, face lk sun shining
14
17
When I saw, fell at feet as tho dead; placed hand on me: don’t be afraid, I the First & Last
15
18
Living One, I was dead, now am alive forever, hold keys death/Hades
16
19
Write what you’ve seen, what is now/take place later
17
20
Mystery of 7 stars: 7 stars=angels of 7 churches, 7 lampstands=7 churches

 

Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture):

1
1-9
The Revelation from Jesus to John on the Island of Patmos
Principle:
Jesus wants to reveal Himself to His people.
There are blessings for those who encounter Christ in His Word.
Jesus is coming back for us with the clouds.
Jesus’ people will share in His suffering.
2
10-20
John writes to seven churches beginning with a vision of Jesus
Principle:
Jesus desires His people to see Him.
Jesus doesn’t want us to be afraid.

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure):

Jesus’ revelation to John on Patmos begins with a vision.

 

Aim (Christian and Non-Christian):

TCMATK Jesus is revealed in His Word and wants His people to receive His instruction.

 

Application:

1
Why do we have the Revelation of Jesus Christ?
How might you be blessed to read aloud or hear the words of this prophecy?
How does Jesus describe Himself in 1:4-5, 8?  Which description is most meaningful to you?  Why?
In what way are you a kingdom and a priest serving God the Father?
How have you been persecuted for the name of Jesus Christ?
How might you prepare other Christians to endure persecution?
2
How does being “in the Spirit” affect your encounters with God?
Describe Jesus as John saw Him at the revelation.  What strikes you most deeply about His appearance?
What is your reaction when you encounter Christ?
How does Jesus describe Himself in 1:17-18?
How do these descriptions deepen your love and devotion to Him?
What does it mean to you that the Bible constantly reminds us not to be afraid?

 

No comments: