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2019 – Qt 1

7 – The Seven Trumpets – 2/9 – 2/15

This week’s lesson – The Seven Trumpets

“But in the days of the sounding of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, the mystery of God would be finished, as He declared to His servants the prophets” (Revelation 10:7, NKJV).

‘History records a loving Savior entreating, warning individuals and nations to turn from their wicked ways. Egypt, once a proud/powerful empire, bows to God’s command to “let my people go.” The story is similarly repeated in Revelation 8–11.

Fire and hail, blood and smoke, falling stars and destroying armies, fall upon a rebellious world. Mercy slighted folds her wings “to step down from the golden throne to give place to justice and swift-coming judgment.”1 Finding yourself fighting against God? Surrender to Him and Christ will “receive you unto [Himself] that where [He is] there ye may be also” ‘ (John 14:3). – From this week’s lesson – Friday.

Read about it, think about it, and let’s discuss it this Sabbath.

 

6 – The Sealed People of God – 2/2 – 2/8

This Week’s Lesson – The Sealed People of God

‘These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb’ ” (Revelation 7:14, NKJV).

The seal of God’s people is proof that they belong to the Sealer. The seal protects; it shows permanence; and it shows the prominence of the sealed people. Above all, the seal demonstrates power and provides peace to both the sealed and the Sealer. Regardless of our past sins, our race, gender, or background, God gives us equal chance to be His sealed people. He is willing to seal us by the blood of Christ through the Holy Spirit.
From this week’s lesson – Friday.

Read about it, think about it, and let’s discuss this Sabbath.

 

5 – The Seven Seals – 1/25 – 2/1

This week’s lesson – The Seven Seals

‘You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; for you were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on the earth’ ” (Revelation 5:910, NKJV).

In Revelation 6, Jesus opens the six seals and takes us on a journey of the spread of the gospel and its reception. Seal one takes us back to when the gospel was being preached in its purest form and how the gospel spread to almost the entire world during the time of the apostle Paul. Seals two to five show how the gospel took a dark turn to governments persecuting and killing people because of the gospel, to the church taking the place of the government and killing and persecuting people in the name of the gospel, the gospel being tainted by paganism and commercialism and highlighting the martyrs who died for the gospel. Seal six brings us to the final chapters of earth’s history, when signs and wonders point to the second coming of Jesus Christ. All six seals have been broken; are we ready to meet Jesus, the One who was found worthy to open them? – This week’s lesson, Friday.

Read about it, think about it, and let’s discuss it this Sabbath.

4 – The Enthronement of the Lamb -1/19 – 1/25

This week’s lesson – The Enthronement of the Lamb

“To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne” (Revelation 3:21, NKJV).

“Oh, that all could behold our precious Saviour as He is, a Saviour. Let His hand draw aside the veil which conceals His glory from our eyes. It shows Him in His high and holy place. What do we see? Our Saviour, not in a position of silence and inactivity. He is surrounded with heavenly intelligences, cherubim, and seraphim, ten thousand times ten thousand of angels. All these heavenly beings have one object above all others, in which they are intensely interested—His church in a world of corruption. All these armies are in the service of the Prince of heaven, exalting the Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world. They are working for Christ under His commission, to save to the uttermost all who look to Him and believe in Him. These heavenly intelligences are speeding on their mission, doing for Christ that which Herod and Pilate did against Him. They confederate together to uphold the honor and glory of God. They are united in a holy alliance, in a grand and sublime unity of purpose, to show forth the power and compassion and love and glory of the crucified and risen Saviour.” – Ellen G. White Comments, in Francis D. Nichol, ed., The Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, vol. 7, rev. ed. (Washington, DC: Review and Herald®, 1980), pp. 967.

Read about it, think about it, and let’s discuss together this Sabbath.

 

3 – God’s People in Cities – 1/12 – 1/18

This week’s lesson – God’s People in Cities

‘He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches’
(Revelation 3:22, NKJV).

“Christ is spoken of as walking in the midst of the golden candlesticks. Thus is symbolized His relation to the churches. He is in constant communication with His people. He knows their true state. He observes their order, their piety, their devotion. Although He is high priest and mediator in the sanctuary above, yet He is represented as walking up and down in the midst of His churches on the earth. With untiring wakefulness and unremitting vigilance, He watches to see whether the light of any of His sentinels is burning dim or going out. . . .” – Ellen G. White, The Acts of the Apostles, p. 585

Read about it, think about it, and let’s discuss it together this coming Sabbath.

 

2 – Among the Lampstands – 1/5 – 1/11

This week’s lesson – Among the Lampstands

“ ‘To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne’ ” (Revelation 3:21, NKJV).

One of the most important aspects of the book of Revelation is that it is the Revelation of Jesus Christ.  It may seem at first glance that the book of Revelation is hard to understand.  Maybe at second and third glance also, but if one takes the time and prayerfully asks God to reveal the Son through this book, God will do so.  God is speaking to us through His Word in easily understood verses like John 3:16 as well as in hard to understand books like Revelation.  This is an opportunity to better understand this moment in world history and our role in it.

Read about it, think about it, and let’s discuss it this Sabbath 1/12/19.

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