"The grass withers, the flower fades,
but the word of our God will stand forever."
The Seven Seals - Revelation 6:1-8:5
We ended last week in the Throne Room of God and we see a scroll that no one, but a slain lamb can open. The scroll has 7 seals and opening of those seals are what we will witness this Saturday. Chris Decker will be leading as we seek to understand the meaning through the symbolism (most from the OT). The victory of Jesus on the cross was in effect the inauguration of His Kingdom, but it has not come in its completeness until Evil is destroyed. The seven seals show what must happen on Earth now and throughout history until the very end; when our Blessed Hope appears, and the Day of the Lord is at hand. The theme is the same, Gods people are those who will endure tribulation because of their faith in their King and the hope of his Kingdom to come in all its fullness on Earth.
Key Bible Memorization verse: Revelation 7:17 “For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd;‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."
Small Group Questions for Discussion:
1.) What does it mean to you to be sealed by God?
2.) What is Gods attitude toward those suffer for his namesake? Does He expect that to be commonplace for the Saints?
3.) Talk about the Kingdom(s) of man and how well they have fared over time.