13: When All Things Become New – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : In the end, the righteous will be saved, review God’s judgments, see the final sentence upon evil, and dwell in a new heaven and earth in peace and joy.gless13 (4)

[Teaching plan for When All Things Become New December 24, 2012]

1. Have a volunteer read Revelation 20:1-5.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. What’s this bottomless pit that Satan is cast into and what is this chain he is bound with?
C. Personal Application: What kind of surprises do you think will take place during the thousand years? Share.
D. Case Study: One of your relatives states, “After the secret rapture, there’s going to be seven years of tribulation and Antichrist will show up to enforce the mark of the beast. Then there will be another resurrection at the end of the seven years.” How would you respond to your relative?

2. Have a volunteer read Revelation 20:7-9.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. How is Satan loosed out of his prison to deceive the nations at the end of the millennium?
C. Personal Application: How do you think it will feel to see friends, relatives, and acquaintances devoured by fire at the end of the millennium?
D. Case Study: One of your friends states, “Gog and Magog are the forces of Russia and China as they invade Israel to fight against the Jewish nation, but God will intervene and save the Jews.” How would you respond to your friend?

3. Have a volunteer read Revelation 21:1-5.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. What does it mean that there is no more sea? Is this a literal application or is it symbolic? Share your thoughts.
C. Personal Application: What kind of human “heaven on earth” utopias has mankind tried to create? Share.
D. Case Study: One of your neighbors states, “When we die, we go to heaven to live with Jesus where we will always be with God. The world and flesh are sinful and will be destroyed forever. We will live as spirit beings in God’s spirit world.” How would you respond to your neighbor?

4. Have a volunteer read Revelation 20:4-6.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. What are the three types of judgment that precede the creation of the New Earth?
C. Personal Application: What is the purpose of the judgment of the lost during the millennium? Why is it important for you to participate in this judgment of the lost?
D. Case Study: Think of one person who needs to hear a message from this week’s lesson. Tell the class what you plan to do this week to share with them.

(Note: “Truth that is not lived, that is not imparted, loses its life-giving power, its healing virtue. Its blessings can be retained only as it is shared.” MH p. 149)

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