Lesson Four

Week 1 Day 4

Scripture for today 1.9-11

I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,
11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.

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Study Questions for Lesson Four

1. Does the textbook author explain why “it is not likely that this John is the same as Jesus’ disciple by that name”?

2. Does Revelation itself claim that the author of Revelation is the same as Jesus’ disciple of that name?

3. Does the authority of John rest on his relationship to the disciples?

4. In what three things does John say he shares with those to whom he writes?

5. Why was John on the island of Patmos?

6 Does the book of Revelation describe the island of Patmos? How do you picture it? Why?

7. Why is the first day of the week called the day of the Lord ?

8. On what two things is the leadership of John based?

9. How is this different from many modern leaders?

10. How can you receive the message of God to be delivered to folks today without having a great vision like John?

11. What three questions does the textbook author suggest you ask yourself about this?

Notebook Entries

When you have finished answering these questions, compare them with the ones at answers.

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First United Methodist Church

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