Lesson Five

Scripture for today                 1:12-16

12 And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;
13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. 14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; 15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.
16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength

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Study Questions for Week One Day Five


1.      What do the seven lampstands [candlesticks] represent?

2.      Who is The Son of Man mentioned in verse 13?

3.      What is the importance of Jesus in the midst of them?

4.      What is the symbol of royalty in this passage?

5.      What is the symbol of age and wisdom in this passage?

6.      What does the symbol of like a flame of fire in this passage mean?

7.      What is the symbol of stability in this passage?

8.      What is the symbol of authority in this passage?

9.      What is the symbol of the Word of God in this passage?

10.    What is the symbol of divine glory in this passage?

11.    What image of Jesus do these symbols provide that is often in conflict with modern popular concepts of Jesus?

12.    What implications are made about our ability to face and resist temptations and threatening difficulties by the image of a powerful Jesus?

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

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