Saturday, May 28, 2016

Homiletics Revelation 21:9-22:5


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

1
21:9
1 of 7 angels who had plagues said to me: come, I show you bride, wife of Lamb.
2
21:10
He carried me away in Spirit to mtn, showed Holy City, Jerus, coming out hvn frm G.
3
21:11
It shone w/glory of G, brilliance like precious jewel, jasper, clr as crystal.
4
21:12
It had grt hi wall w/12 gates, 12 angels @ gates, on gates written names of 12 tribes Israel
5
21:13-14
3 gates on E, N, S, W; wall had 12 foundations, on them were names of 12 apostles.
6
21:15-17
Angel had meas rod of gold; city square, 12,000 stadia long/wide/hi; wall 144 cubits thick.
7
21:18
Wall jasper, city pure gold.
8
21:19
found décor w/evry kind of precious stone: 1st jasper, 2nd sapphire, 3rd agate; 4th emerald
9
21:20
5th onyx, 6th ruby, 7th chrysolite, 8th beryl, 9th topaz, 10th turqois, 11th jacinth, 12th amethyst
10
21:21
12 gates=12 pearls; street gold as pure as transparent glass
11
21:22
not see temple, LGA & Lamb are temple
12
21:23-24
no need sun/moon, Gs glory give lt, Lamb=lamp;nations walk by lt, kings bring splendor in
13
21:25-26
No gates ever shut, no night; glory/honor of nations brought in
14
21:27
Nothing impure enter, nor anyone who does shameful/deceitful, only names in bk of life
15
22:1-2a
A showed rvr of water of life, clear as crystal, flowing frm throne of G/Lamb dn mid of st
16
22:2b
ea side of rvr – tree of life, bearing 12 crops fruit, evry mo; leaves for healing nations
17
22:3
No longer any curse, throne of G & Lamb in city and servants serve Him
18
22:4
They see His face and His name is on their foreheads
19
22:5
No more night, not need light of lamp or sun, LG give light; and they reign forever & ever

 


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

1
21:9-21
An angel shows John the bride, the Holy City.
Principle:
Christ is fulfilling His promise to prepare a place for His people.
2
21:22-22:5
John sees the Light, the river, the trees and the servants of God.
Principle:
Our heavenly home will meet our every need and exceed all expectations.

 

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

The Bride descends from heaven, full of Light and life.

 

Aim:

TCMATK unfathomable beauty and blessing is part of the eternal future of every believer in Christ.

 

Application:

1
What aspect of the city would most excite an unbeliever you know?  How will you lovingly share that aspect with them as a bridge to sharing the gospel?
2
How will you pray for and interact with the impure people you know who do shameful and deceitful things?  (Pray that God transforms their minds miraculously to make such behavior disgusting to them.  Speak truth to them in love, don’t send signals of approval by laughing at or ignoring such behavior)
In what ways will you choose light and life and healing today while you await those things in the coming kingdom?  (Prayer, Bible study, meditate on His promises and my identity in Christ, seek honesty and righteousness in friendship, ask for and offer forgiveness)

 

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