I. BECAUSE HE IS UNEQUALED IN POSITION 5:1-5
- What do you think the scroll could represent? See Revelation 5:7, 9; 11:15; 12:10-12; 15:7; 21:5.
- Name people throughout history, until this present day, who would want to rule the world.
- What is the question in Revelation 5:2? What is the difference between wanting something, and being worthy to have it?
- Why did John weep – what was at stake – if no one was found, who was worthy to rule the world from God’s perspective?
- In all of the universe, in every generation, how many people were found to be worthy to take the scroll?
- What is Jesus’ position? Philippians 2:9-11; Ephesians 1:20-23; Colossians 1:17-20; Hebrews 1:3
- What else is Jesus able to do, according to: 2 Timothy 1:12; Ephesians 3:20; 2 Corinthians 9:8; Hebrews 2:18; Jude 1:24; Philippians 3:21.
- Name some of the “rulers” that people today submit their lives to.
- Evaluate what preoccupies your thoughts, what you spend the most time doing, where you spend the most money, in order to determine who or what holds the position of ruler-ship in your life. Name it.
- If Jesus is able to rule the world and fulfill God’s big plan for the human race, why would you doubt He is able to rule the details of your life so that your life works?
II. BECAUSE HE IS UNDISPUTED IN POWER 5:6-10
- Who is the Lamb? Isaiah 53:1-12; John 1:29
- Why did He look as though He had been slain? John 20:24-29
- What objections were raised to His taking the scroll? Revelation 5:6-7
- In all of the Universe, why did no one object to Jesus taking the scroll, claiming His right to rule the world?
- Give phrases from Revelation 4:11 and 5:9.
- Describe the difference between the scene in Revelation 5, and the scene in John 19:1-11.
- In what way did Jesus have the last word? Mark 16:6; Acts 4:8-10, 12; 2 Timothy 2:8-10, Revelation 1:4-8
- If no one in the Universe disputes the authority of Jesus, why would you and I resist it?
III. BECAUSE HE IS UNRIVALED IN PRAISE 5:11-14
- What is one purpose of our existence, according to Ephesians 1:4-6?
- Comparing Revelation 4:6-11 with 5:8-13, what lesson do you learn?
- Who is praising God because you are?
- Why are we to praise the Lord? Give some of the reasons from each of the following verses: Genesis 29:35; 2 Samuel 22:47-51; Ezra 3:11; Nehemiah 9:1-5; Job 1:6-22; Psalm 7:17; 96:2; 139:14; Psalm 142:7; Isaiah 25:1; Daniel 4:37; Joel 2:26; Luke 1:68; Romans 15:7-13; 2 Corinthians 9:6-7, 12-13; Hebrews 13:15-16; Psalm 113.
- What is one of the personal benefits of praise to the Lord? Isaiah 61:1-3
- What or who has interrupted your praise?
This Christmas, if your praise has been interrupted for any reason, would you restart it? Praise God for giving us Jesus. Why? Because He is unequaled in His position, undisputed in His power, and unrivaled in His praise. He is worth your praise 24/7!
This Bible study was prepared especially for the Fall 2012 Newsletter.