Sunday, May 15, 2022

Revelation 16

If a person remains unrepentant, he or she will experience the wrath of God as his judgment against them is carried out. For believers, this should raise our sense of urgency about sharing the gospel and asking people to consider the claims of Christ.

Read Revelation 16:1-7:
  1. What is the function of the plagues in this passage?
  2. Why do you believe the angel in charge of the waters reacted to the outpouring of God’s judgment with recognition of God’s divine justice, rather than pain or sorrow?
  3. Why is it difficult for many people, even believers, to have the high view of God He deserves?
Read Revelation 16:8-16:
  1. How would you explain the necessity of these plagues to someone who is not a Christian?
  2. What is similar about man’s reactions to the fourth, fifth, and sixth plagues?
  3. What do you think it means to stay “awake” in preparation for the return of Christ?
Read Revelation 16:17-21:
  1. What plagues were experienced as a result of the seventh and final bowl judgment?
  2. What kind of damage do you imagine that 100 pound hailstones could do to homes? Cars? People? Buildings?
  3. What is the significance of God saying, “It is done”? (v.17)
Taking it home:
  1. How can you respond to someone who struggles to reconcile God’s wrath with His great love?
  2. What are some steps you can take to maintain a high view of God and a humble view of man?
Other Scriptures to Engage with this week:

Jeremiah 10:11-25 • Joel 2:1-14 • Isaiah 49:22-26 • Psalm 78 • Daniel 5 • Matthew 24:15-36.