Intro / Review:
who, what, where, when, why, and how
who, where, why, how, when, what
The Glory of Christ (Revelation 1:9-20):
- Christ is Present in His Church (Rev 1:12-13a)
- Christ is Priest of His Church (Rev 1:13b)
- Christ is Powerful in His Church (Rev 1:14-16)
- Christ is Protector in His Church (Rev 1:16-20)
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Small Group Discussion
Read Revelation 1:9-20
Jesus is in the midst of His church (Rev 1:13). What does this say about His attitude of the church? What should this say about your attitude of the church?
What does it mean that the church is in Jesus’ right hand (Rev 1:16)? How does this comfort you?
Explain how Rev 1:19 serves as the outline for the whole book of Revelation.
Why do you think Revelation starts with Jesus personally appearing to John? What’s the significance?
(Bonus Question!) What exactly is meant by the “angels of the churches” (Rev 1:20)? Who do you (personally) think this refers to, an actual angel or the pastor? Does this ultimately make a difference in understanding Revelation? Why or why not?
Pray for HBC Pittsburgh North to be in awe of Jesus Christ, trusting His power and for the direction of the church.