Lesson Nineteen

Day 5 of Week Three

Scripture for today 5:5-6

5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

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Study Questions

1. What does the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David mean?

2. Why is he the only one worthy to open the scroll?

3. What surprising contrast to the Lion does John see?

4. What about the Lamb is a sign of power?

5. What about the Lamb is a sign of the fullness of the spirit, the fullness of wisdom?

6. How does the victory of the Lamb contrast with the victories of armies and of lions?

7. Look at the section called Act. Tell how you followed the suggestions there, if you did. ______________________________________

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