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Refocus on Him

Read Revelation 1:9-17

I. REFOCUS UNDER PRESSURE   Revelation 1:9

  • What type of pressure are you under? Is it emotional? physical? mental? material? social? financial
  • From Revelation 1:9, what types of pressure do you think John experienced?

A. THE PRESSURE OF SUFFERING

  • What were the two specific causes of John’s suffering in verse 9?
  • Put each into your own words.
  • In what way have you suffered in a similar fashion?
  • In what other ways are you suffering?

B. THE PRESSURE OF SOLITUDE

II. REFOCUS THROUGH PATIENCE

A. PATIENCE IN YOUR ATTITUDE

B. PATIENCE IN YOUR ACTIVITY

  • Describe John’s activity before exile on Patmos from I John 1:1-3.
  • What activity was God now commanding John to do? See Revelation 1:11, 19
  • How were the two activities different?
  • What opportunities would John have missed had he not been willing to change activities and ministries?

III. REFOCUS THROUGH PREOCCUPATION   Revelation 1:12-16

IV. REFOCUS UNTIL PROSTRATE   Revelation 1:17

  • What impact did the vision of the glory of Jesus Christ have on John?
  • What are the primary characteristics of a dead man? Relate these characteristics to surrender to Christ.
  • How did Paul have a similar experience in Galatians 2:20?
  • Do you think Jesus was referring to this experience in Matthew 16:24-25?
  • How does this apply to you?
  • How do you think the vision of the glory of Jesus Christ helped John deal with the pressures, problems and pain in his life?
  • On what are you focused?
  • Would you choose to lift up your eyes and refocus on Him?

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