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The Gospel: 5. He is Coming again to Restore all things

The Gospel Overview

The gospel means ‘good news’- the good news of who Jesus is and what Jesus has done. It is the message that Jesus is Lord and the Kingdom of God is now accessible on earth as it is in heaven through him unto a whole new creation. The gospel is the power of God for the salvation and transformation of all who put their trust in Jesus.





REMEMBER (30 min)

Remember God: Worship, Prayer or Communion

  • Worship Songs

  • Champion (feat. Brandon Lake & Maryanne J. George) | Maverick City Music | UPPERROOM | TRIBL


  • Ain't No Grave (Official Lyric Video) - Bethel Music & Molly Skaggs | VICTORY


  • Child friendly:


  • Breath Prayer

    • Breath in: You are coming again

    • Breath out: To restore all things

Remember each other: Care

  • Optional- break up into smaller groups for 10 min Hi/Lo check in

Remember the Liturgy:

Remember what we learned and put into practice last week: Accountability

  • What did we learn and put into practice from the last topic: The Gospel- 4. God Raised and Seated him as Lord (3-5 min)

    • How have you seen the same Holy Spirit that raised Christ from the dead move in your current situations this week?


REFLECT (30 min)

Prepare (See the Leaders Guide for a brief commentary and context for the scripture and core truth from the topic)

  • Introduce today’s Topic and any commentary or context for the scripture

    • The Gospel: 5. He is Coming again to Restore all things

    • Share the Key Scripture for the topic: “That he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all things.”

    • Share “Core Truths from the topic” in the leaders guide where needed

    • Share context for Scripture/ Story - Revelation 21:1-7 New Heavens and New Earth

      • Kids: A Dream of Heaven (Jesus Storybook Bible)


Discover

  • Read the Scripture Revelation 21:1-7 New Heavens and New Earth

    • Kids: A Dream of Heaven (Jesus Storybook Bible)

  • Discussion Questions

    • What is the biblical and historical context?

    • What does this reveal about God and People? (optional)

    • Why is it significant that the apostle John saw a new heavens and a new earth and heard God say “I am making all things new”?

    • How do you see every result of the fall being restored through Jesus’ second coming in this story?

    • In what ways can we join Jesus now in making “all things new”?


RESPOND (30 min)

Experience and Encounter

  • Read : Revelation 22:17,20-21(ICB) The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” Everyone who hears this should also say, “Come!” If anyone is thirsty, let him come; whoever wishes it may have the water of life as a free gift… Jesus is the One who says that these things are true. Now he says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.

  • The phrase: Come, Lord Jesus in Aramaic was “Maranatha”. It was a declaration used by the early church to declare two core truths, Jesus has come and Jesus will come again. We live in the tension of these two comings. Take time to think and then share with each other where you find yourself moved to pray “Come, Lord Jesus” . It could either be places of brokenness you see currently that need Jesus now or anticipation of where you are waiting for his coming and full restoration.


  • Share Communion together

Practice and Obey

  • Intentionally incorporate the breath prayer “Maranatha” into your days this week. You might want to all choose a time to set an alarm/reminder where you all pray at the same time each day.

    • for example you might all want to pray at 8 am and 8 pm each day during the week

Pray

  • The Lord’s Prayer


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