Questions For Reflection for Sunday, April 7, 2019

  1. What is the purpose (function) of the vision of the new heavens and the new earth (Rev. 21:1-22:5)?

 

  1. Where else in Scripture is a similar river described to the river described in Rev. 22:1?

 

  1. Should “tree of life” (22:2) be understood as a single tree or as several trees? Support your answer.

 

  1. What is the significance of having access to the tree of life?

 

  1. How does John’s vision of the tree leaves (Rev. 22:2) differ from Ezekiel’s vision (Ezek. 47:12)?

 

  1. What curse (or curses) are removed in the New Jerusalem (22:3)?

 

  1. Based on Revelation, how do envision the relationship between God (the Father) and the Lamb (the Son)?

 

  1. Why is it important to identify those in the New Jerusalem as “priests”?

 

  1. What is the significance of seeing God’s face?

 

  1. What prevents us from desiring to see God?

 

  1. What does it mean to have “His name on” your “forehead” (22:4)?

 

  1. What do you envision people doing in the New Creation?

 

  1. What else needs to be discussed concerning the new heaven and new earth?

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