The Great White Throne (Revelation 20:7-15)

The Great White Throne
Revelation 20:7-15

Cling to Jesus, because you don’t want to be judged according to your own works.

I.    The Repeating Cycle
    A.    Noah
    B.    The Exodus
    C.    Esther

II.    Gog and Magog (vv. 7-10)
    A.    The End of the Millennium (v. 7)
    B.    The Final March (vv. 8-9a)
    C.    The Great (non)Battle (vv. 9b-10)

III.    As Goes the King… So Go the People (vv. 11-15)
    A.    Judgment Day (vv. 11-15)
    B.    The Book of Life (vv. 12, 14)
    C.    A Sign of Judgment and Division
    D.    The Only Distinction that Matters

Discussion Starters

1.    Monday—What are some of the repeated elements in different stories about judgment and deliverance (Noah, Exodus, Esther)? How do these help us to know what to anticipate at the end of history?
2.    Tuesday—Why do you think God would release Satan from prison in the end? What purpose does this serve? Does God always do what we expect?
3.    Wednesday—The world’s antagonism against God and His church is described through the metaphor of an army marching into battle? What do you think it looks like in real life?
4.    Thursday—Who are the “dead” in Revelation 20:12 who will be judged according to what they have done? Do you want to be judged according to what you have done? Why or why not?
5.    Friday—Whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life? Why is important to have your name in this book?