Well, come on now.

I remember, as a kid, it was all too natural to invite a friend to church. If someone was spending the night on Saturday night, they would bring church clothes so they could tag along to church and Sunday school the next day. They might even score a Luby’s Luann platter out of the deal. These days, it doesn’t always feel as natural. What if they don’t like it? What if someone says something offensive? What if they’re surprised I go to church?

The final few verses of Revelation serve as a reminder that it is our job, as the church, to invite anyone and everyone to come to saving faith in Jesus. One of the best ways I know to do that is to invite them to church where they can see salvation at work.

Who will your family invite this week?

November 16: Revelation 6:1-17

Today’s Takeaways:

  • Even though there was a large group, in previous chapters, who followed the beast, there was also a “great multitude” who were faithful and following God.
  • The marriage supper makes sense when you realize the church is often called “the bride of Christ.”

Today’s Talking Topic:

  • Verses 11-16 are describing Jesus. What is your favorite way he is described in these verses and why?

November 17: Revelation 20:1-15

Today’s Takeaways:

  • The devil is thrown into hell for 1000 years and then ultimately defeated.
  • If we are saved by our faith in Christ, we don’t have to worry about the second death.

Today’s Talking Topic:

  • How does it make you feel as you read about the events that occur as the seals are opened?

November 18: Revelation 20:1-15

Today’s Takeaways:

  • The devil is thrown into hell for 1000 years and then ultimately defeated.
  • If we are saved by our faith in Christ, we don’t have to worry about the second death.

Today’s Talking Topic:

  • It says when Satan comes back after 1000 years he will deceive the nations. How do you see Satan deceiving people now?

November 19: Revelation 21:1-8

Today’s Takeaways:

  • When we receive the new heaven and new earth there will be no more crying, pain, or difficulty.  
  • Once again, there is a clear divide between those who are faithful and those who are not.

Today’s Talking Topic:

  • You’ve read a few wonderful things about what it will look like when there is a new heaven and earth. What’s something else wonderful you think will happen there?

November 20: Revelation 22:1-21

Today’s Takeaways:

  • Just like those who follow the beast will be marked, those who follow Christ will also be marked.
  • Verse 14 says those wash their robes will be blessed. Earlier it spoke of a robe being washed in blood. When we are saved it is said that we are washed in the blood of Christ, which cleanses us of our sins.

Today’s Talking Topic:

  • Verse 17 talks about how the “bride” says come. As we said earlier this week, the bride is the church and you are part of the church. How are you telling others to come to know Jesus?

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