Memory Verse
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”
Revelation 22:3–5

John shows us Jesus in His power and glory. Beholding the face of Jesus Christ is the most life-giving thing a human being can experience. This is what John brings us in this powerful and enlightening book. 

Further, from a practical standpoint, Revelation is a book for people who are struggling to have hope in their present experience. It is for people who need to hear about the power and glory of the Triune God, particularly God’s sovereignty over all things and His unstoppable plan to wipe every tear from our eyes. While we may experience consternation on our journey, Revelation teaches us that a glorious consummation awaits us. He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Hymn: Holy, Holy, Holy
Sheet Music
Top 5 Facts to Remember
  1. John was on the Island of Patmos when he received the vision that he recorded in the book of Revelation (Rev. 1:9–11).
  2. In John’s vision, only the Lamb was worthy enough to take and open the scroll (Rev. 5).
  3. In his vision, John saw God sitting on a great white throne, where all the dead were judged. Anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire (Rev. 20:11–15).
  4. John saw a new heaven and new earth, where God would dwell with His people (Rev. 21:1–4).
  5. John was rebuked by an angel when he fell down at his feet to worship, who told him that he was simply a fellow servant (Rev. 22:8–9).
Theme: Christ’s Victory

In Revelation, God is glorifying Himself through Christ’s victory over all things, so that He might demonstrate His superior goodness in the salvation sinners, the damnation of the wicked, and for the preservation of His people, for His eternal glory, and their eternal joy.

Author: John

“And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John”

Revelation 1:1–2

“John, to the seven churches which are in Asia”

Revelation 1:4

“I, John … was on the island that is called Patmos…” 

Revelation 1:9

“Now I, John, saw and heard these things”

Revelation 22:8

Audience: The Seven Churches in Asia

John addressed the book of Revelation “to the seven churches which are in Asia;” (Rev. 1:4.) located in Ephesus (Rev. 2:1), Smyrna (Rev. 2:8), Pergamos (Rev. 2:12), Thyatira (Rev. 2:18), Sardis (Rev. 3:1), Philadelphia (Rev. 3:7), and Laodicea (Rev. 3:14).

Key Verses:

“Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying:

‘You are worthy, O Lord,
To receive glory and honor and power;
For You created all things,
And by Your will they exist and were created.’ ”

Revelation 4:9–11

“After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!’ ” 

Revelation 7:9–10

“He who testifies to these things says, ‘Surely I am coming quickly.’
Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!”

Revelation 22:20

  1. We ought always to be prepared for the coming of Christ.
  2. We should warn unbelievers of the eternal destruction that awaits them if they do not turn to Christ.
  3. We should rejoice in the eternal life that is promised to those who have trusted in Christ for salvation.
  1. Introduction (Rev. 1) 
  2. Letters to the Seven Churches (Rev. 2–3)
  3. The Throne Scene (Rev. 4–5)
  4. The Seven Seals (Rev. 6:1–8:6)
  5. The Seven Trumpets (Rev. 8:7–11:19)
  6. The Great Conflict (Rev. 12–14)
  7. The Seven Bowls of Wrath (Rev. 15–16)
  8. The Fall of Babylon (Rev. 17:1–19:10)
  9. The Lamb is Victorious (Rev. 19:11–20:15)
  10. Eternal Life for the Redeemed (Rev. 21:1–22:5)
  11. Conclusion (Rev. 22:6–21)
Study Questions

How many churches did John write to?
Seven (Rev. 1:4).

What is the most repeated number in the book of Revelation?

What was the name of the wicked city that was destroyed?
Babylon (Rev. 14:8).

Why was there no temple in the New Jerusalem?
Because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple (Rev. 21:22).

Why was there no need for the sun or the moon in the New Jerusalem?
Because the glory of God illuminated it, and the Lamb is its light (Rev. 21:23).

What will happen to the person who adds to God’s prophecy?
God will add to him the plagues that are written in His book (Rev. 22:18).

At what speed is Christ coming?
Quickly (Rev. 22:20).

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