WEDNESDAY WARMUP

SERPENTS & STICKS

Session 4

For June 20, 2020

 

INSTEAD OF A WEDNESDAY WARMUP AUDIO RECORDING, WOULD YOU PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING, AND RESPOND TO ANY OF THESE BY EMAIL, IF YOU'D LIKE BY THIS FRIDAY?

 

Here are the verses and questions we will be exploring. I sure hope you can spend a few minutes to prep for our discussion. Here we go:

 

Read Revelation 22:1-5 (NIV):

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2 down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. 3 No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. 4 They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. 5 There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.

 

Let’s start with the Tree of Life in Rev. 22:2 and then expand our view to the other images in this scene:

 

  1. Why do you think the Tree of Life in Heaven is described as having two trunks—one on each side of a river? Is that how it looked in the Garden of Eden?
  2. What do you think it means in verse 3 that “no longer will there be any curse”?
  3. What do you think the river of the water of life represents in verse 1? Why is it flowing down the middle of a street?
  4. What might the tree “bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month” mean? (vs. 2)
  5. Why does John mention that we will see God’s face near the Tree of Life? (vs. 4)
  6. What does it mean to have “his name on our foreheads”? (vs. 4)

 

I sure can't wait to interact with you! See you soon!

 

Much love,

roy ice

 

Every Wednesday morning Pastor Roy Ice releases an audio podcast called The Bible Lab Wednesday Warmup. These are 5-10 minute messages that pose the major question and topic of the coming study session.

Listen on your drive to work or your daily walk. Then pray, research and come prepared to share with the group.

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