WORSHIP REIMAGINED Revelation Series Part 1: The Overcoming King
Revelation 1:4-8, Revelation 3:19-22
Theme: As the church faces persecution and the temptation to compromise, Jesus reveals himself, in ever-present power, as an invitation to open our hearts in worship to him. As we worship Him, we can overcome our present circumstances.
1. How did God speak to you in the message?
2. What has been your experience of the Book of Revelation?
3. How is worship more than what we do on Sunday mornings? Why is it the central act of discipleship?
4. Read John’s description of the church in Revelation 1:5b-6. Why is it important to realize that all disciples are priests in the kingdom of God?
5. The churches in John’s day faced persecution and the temptation to compromise. What distracts or destructs true worship today?
6. How do you make sense of the reality that Jesus is so terrifying in 1:12-16? Compare that to how Jesus is portrayed in 3:19-22.
7. Prayerfully examine your own heart. Is there anything that you give more authority or worship to other than Jesus?
8. How can you intentionally “open the door” to Jesus in your circumstances this week?
9. How can we pray?
WORSHIP REIMAGINED STUDY CHALLENGE
Revelation Series Part 1: The Overcoming King
There are two texts per day. One way to worship God intentionally is twice per day, with one verse in the morning and one in the evening.
First, be silent in prayer for 1 minute.
Second, thank God for 2 specific things.
Third, invite Jesus to speak to you by asking these 3 questions.
1. What am I learning from these passages about Jesus?
2. Who is He inviting me to share this with?
3. How is He speaking to me during these times of worship?
Finish in prayer for yourself, your family, your neighbors, your co-workers, your church.
Monday: Revelation 1:4-8, Isaiah 44:6-8
Tuesday: Acts 5:27-32, Isaiah 48:12-16
Wednesday: John 20:19-31, Psalm 22:22-31
Thursday: Psalm 118:14-29, Job 36:22-33
Friday: 1 Peter 2:5-10, Acts 4:32-37, Hebrews 7:22-28
Jesus, you are completely worthy of worship. As I seek you intentionally today, grant me eyes to see you clearly, to hear you plainly, and to take this with me throughout my day. You, being the First and the Last, have given me hope, a hope that does not fail.