Lesson Eighty-five

Day 1 of Week Thirteen

Scripture for today 22:1-2

1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

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Study Questions for Lesson 85

1. How is the promise of water from the spring of water of life to all who are thirsty carried out?

2. Why is water such a strong image in the Middle East?

3. How does the image of the tree of life fit into John’s vision?

4. What image does the textbook author say shows history has not been in vain?

5. What does the textbook author say is the most remarkable thing about the tree of life?

6. What is the textbook author’s judgement about study and scientific advances?

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