Saturday, December 26, 2015

Homiletics: Revelation 4


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

1
1a
After this, before me door stding open in hvn.
2
1b
Voice I 1st heard like trumpet: come up, I show u what must take place after this.
3
2
At once I in Spirit, before me throne in hvn w/someone sitting on it.
4
3a
The one who sat had appearance of jasper & ruby.
5
3b
Rainbow that shone like emerald encircled throne.
6
4
Surr throne, 24 thrones & seated on them: 24 elders dress in wt, crowns of gold on heads.
7
5a
From throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings & peals of thunder.
8
5b
In front of throne, 7 lamps blazing = 7 Spirits of G.
9
6a
Also in front of throne what lookd like sea of glass, clr as crystal.
10
6b
In ctr around throne, 4 living creatures covered w/eyes front & back.
11
7
1st creature like lion, 2nd like ox, 3rd had face like man, 4th like flying eagle.
12
8a
Creatures had 6 wings, covered w/eyes all around, even under wings.
13
8b
Day and night they nvr stop: Holy, holy, holy is the L G Almighty, who was, is, is to come.
14
9
Whenever creatures give glory, honor, thx to Him on throne who lives 4evr & evr,
15
10
The 24 elders fall dn b4 Him on thrn/worship Him; Lay their crowns b4 thrn, say:
16
11
U wrthy, L&G, 2 rec glry/hnr/pwr, U created all thgs/by Ur will they crtd/have their being.

 

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

1
1-7
The throne room in heaven
Principle:
We can trust our lives and service to our Lord because He is sovereign and on the throne.
2
8-11
The worship in heaven
Principle:
The words we speak to our mighty God should be filled with honor and praise.

 


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

Four living creatures and 24 elders worship God in heaven.

 

Aim:

TCMAT have a higher view of God that will cause them to worship.

 

Application:

1
What might it mean that the door in heaven is standing open in verse one?
This vision of the throne takes place after what?
What does it mean to be in the Spirit?  Have you ever been in the Spirit?
Describe the throne room of heaven.
What significance does the rainbow surrounding the throne have?
Who are the twenty-four elders?
What are the seven Spirits of God?  How does your life provide evidence of its existence?
What might be the purpose of all the eyes on the four living creatures?
How would you react if you looked through an open door and saw this vision?
Knowing this is God’s throne room, how will this change how you approach God in prayer and worship?
2
What sorts of things do you say to God?  How will the vision of the throne room of God affect the words you speak to Him?
When has the praise of someone else caused you to worship?
What is the significance of the 24 elders laying their crowns before the throne?
What glory have you given to our Lord and God this week?

 

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