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Study Guide

04 | Heaven


Below the Surface: Heaven

Revelation 7v9-17
Colossians 3v1-7
John 14v2-4
Revelation 21v4-8

In this sermon series, we explore some of the fundamental theologies that underpin our faith, connecting them to questions & challenges we face today.

Watch the latest talk in the series below:

In this sermon series, we explore some of the fundamental theologies that underpin our faith, connecting them to questions & challenges we face today.

Watch the latest talk in the series below:

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Revelation 7v9-17

After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice:

“Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.” All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying:

“Amen!
Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!” Then one of the elders asked me, “These in white robes—who are they, and where did they come from?”

I answered, “Sir, you know.”

And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore,

“they are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple;
and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence.
‘Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst.
The sun will not beat down on them,'
nor any scorching heat.
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.’”

– NIV

Questions

How does the reality of eternal life effect your daily life and decisions?

God’s original plan and his picture for eternity is that all people worship him and live in unity. Based on this, what should the Church look like in terms of unity and diversity?

Questions from the Sermon:
  • Ask god if you are racist / prejudice.
  • Who or what are you worshiping?
  • What are you afraid of?
  • Is your pain in perspective?
  • Do you approach life with a defined purpose?






Journal Thought

In your journal, write out your biggest and most pressing fears. Take that list and evaluate it in the light of eternity.

Going Deeper

Looking for the next level? Lydia takes us on a deep-dive into some of the lessons from the first teaching in the series and talks through practical ways to challenge your perception of Salvation.