Lesson 13: November 27, 2016
Alpha and Omega: Revelation 22:8-21
Teaching Strategy: It’s always good to give thanks, but especially on the Sunday following Thanksgiving, it’s fitting to give thanks and praise to God for all our blessings. As this is the final lesson of the Fall Quarter, you might also reflect on where you’ve seen the Spirit at work in your congregation these past few months. Consider how gathering to study God’s Word is a pattern for our future gathering in the unity of our one Lord and Savior.
Thanksgiving is a time of gathering. For farmers it’s a time of gathering in the harvest. For urban dwellers it’s a time of gathering groceries and special ingredients for all of our favorite Thanksgiving side dishes and desserts. For all of us it’s a time of gathering around a table and thanking God for our many blessings. There is a sense of destiny in our gathering. What we taste around the table of thanksgiving is a foretaste of gathering around the heavenly table in the kingdom of God as it is portrayed in John’s Revelation. God’s new heaven and new earth promise a time of gathering all people around one Lord and Savior who is Alpha and Omega. How do today’s blessings give us hope for the fullness of God’s blessing that is to come?
Fall 2016 Theme: The Sovereignty of God
Lesson 13, Unifying Principle: People are aware that things have a beginning and an end. What is the source and final purpose of human life? Revelation affirms that God, who is the Alpha and Omega, controls all things.
Posted on: November 25, 2016, by : Tammy Wiens