Questions for Tue, Dec 22nd (Rev 1-3)
1.) Why should we read and study this book? Who wrote the book of Revelation and app. what year?
Verse 3 says we are blessed if we read it. The apostle John wrote the book around 95 A.D.
2.) What is the Greek word for Revelation?
Apocalypse. It means an uncovering or revealing
3.) What present day land mass is referred to as Asia in chapter 1?
4.) How many churches of Asia received letters?
5.) "To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made us to be _________ and __________ to serve his God and Father."
A kingdom and priests.
6.) What is the symbolism of the number 7 and how many groups of 7 are mentioned in the book of Revelation:
7 usually refers to perfection or completeness. A little over 7x7 times! Keep track as you read this prophecy.
7.) What are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet?
Alpha and Omega.
8.) Where was the author of Revelation when he wrote it?
Exiled on the island of Patmos.
9.) What are the names of the seven churches of Asia?
Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Loadicea.
10.) What were some of the physical descriptions of "the Son of man"?
11.) What did He hold in his hand?
12.) What protruded from His mouth?
A sharp double-edged sword.
13.) What did He hold the keys to?
He holds the keys of death and Hades.
14.) What did the seven stars and the seven lampstands symbolize?
The seven stars were seven messengers (angels) to the seven churches and the seven lampstands were the seven churches.
Each letter, with some variations, conform to the following literary formula:
1.) A reference to the Savior in some 1st chapter attribute.
2.) "I know thy works" and then an explanation of them.
3.) Counseling on what they should do.
4.) The statement "He who has an ear, let him hear"
5.) A promise to the overcomers
Find these five components for each church:
Write an outline of these five components for all seven churches.