Lesson Two

Day 2 of Week One

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Scripture for today

1.4-6 4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;
5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

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Study Questions for
Week One Day Two

1. Describe the cultural, economic, and political situation in which the first hearers found themselves.

2. What is the general understanding of the number seven in biblical times?

3. Explain how letters in New Testament times generally began.

4. What is the major mood of the greeting in Revelation ?

5. What is the significance of this mood?

6. What politically subversive title does John give Jesus?

7. Why is describing Jesus as “faithful witness” important?

8. What was the social status of most Christians in John’s time?

9. What was the power of the Christians hearing Revelation being told they are “a kingdom of priests serving God”?

10. If you accept Revelation as a message to you, what is the significance of “a kingdom of priests serving God” to you?

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