Revelation 21:1-8 - Our Eternal Home

Discussion Questions

  1. In Revelation 21:1, the first heaven and first earth had passed away. How does this give perspective to things we value and esteem here on earth? What other passages of Scripture help us with this perspective?
     
  2. Revelation 21:3-4 paints a beautiful picture of God dwelling with mankind. When you think eternal life in the new heavens and new earth, what do you look forward to most?
     
  3. What does it mean to be “one who conquers” (vs. 7) and what Scriptural support can you use to backup your answer? (see the letters to the churches in Rev. 2-3)  What truths of God’s Word can you use to evaluate your own life to see whether your are “one who conquers?” (see Matt. 5:2-12; Gal. 5:16-26)
     
  4. Does the image of the new heavens and new earth in Revelation 21 give you hope or cause for concern? Why?