Sunday, March 16, 2014

On 3-23-14, Revelation 5:5-13 or 5:6-13 will be our Adult Sunday School/Uniform Series/International Sunday School Lesson herein is my commentary. This lesson is known by some as Worthy is the Lamb

Worthy is the Lamb
Revelation 5:5-13 or 5:6-13
International Sunday School Lesson
March 23, 2014

Jed Greenough

We won’t get hung up on the scripture this week by dwelling on unknowns but rather let’s appreciate the beauty of what we should surely most agree upon.
You will not just read 10 or 11 verses for this week as I am sure so you will begin by going to the beginning of this awesome book and know that you are among thousands this week who will be blessed because they “… read the words of this prophecy”, “and take to heart what is written in it.Revelation 1:3
If that doesn’t prepare you the words quickly should, “To Him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by His blood.”  Revelation 1:5b
After what are known as the letters to the churches the prophecy will transfer in chapter 4 to God’s Throne Room, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is and is to come.  Revelation 4:8b 
You should now be mentally prepared for the momentous gravity of this moment we join in today’s scripture concerning this scroll, this scroll that comes from God’s very hand.  Revelation 5:1 
Prophecy is full of mysterious language that can be misconstrued but we know that the one in sight in today’s scripture is none other than Christ.  We know from Romans 3 that no is righteous but Christ and Revelation 5:3-5, 9 and 12 and really all of it reminds us of that.  We know from the Messianic titles:  the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David and the Lamb, that indeed this is Christ.
There is no way to misunderstand this part of this beautiful and mysterious book of prophecy.  Only Christ is worthy to fulfill God’s plan, to complete God’s plan, to reveal God’s plan because He was slain for us.  Verses 9 and 12, and He is awarded the same praise as God.  Verse 13
As the rest of Revelation is revealed there is much to debate so don’t let your class go down that path but rather concentrate on the certainty that only the Lamb is worthy and that is what we need to be fixating upon.

For Discussion:
1.      Discuss the scriptures from earlier in the Bible that would assign the titles from today’s scripture.
2.      Using a concordance discover a uniqueness to the particular word for Lamb as used here.
3.      Discuss why Christ’s sacrifice made Him worthy.
4.      Discuss the importance of verse 10 for Christians.
5.      Discuss the prayers of the saints being bowls of incense to help people to understand or take the type of scripture such as that found in Revelation.

Upcoming Lessons

3-30-14        Triumphant and Victorious, Zechariah 9:9, 10; Matthew 21:1-11
4-6-14           Jesus Cleanses the Temple, Isaiah 56:6, 7; Jeremiah 7:9-11; Mark 11:15-19
4-13-14         A Messianic Priest-King, Jeremiah 23:5, 6; Zechariah 6:9-15, John 19:1-5
4-20-14         The Third Day, Hosea 6:1-3, Luke 24:1-12
4-27-14         From Suffering to Glory, Isaiah 53:3-8, Luke 24:25-27, 44-47 or Isaiah 53:5-8a; Luke 24:25-27

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