ALL THINGS NEW
All Things New
For our first sermon of
As we ended 2017 and began this new year, what do you find yourself most looking forward to in 2018?
Let's read the passage:
1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with
5 And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.”
The passage from
We first took a step back to acknowledge that all things are created and ruled over by God. And God has a
Why do you think we as humans want "new" things?
What is God promising here? Just new material possessions?
Duane pointed out that the "New" we need isn't a happening or a circumstance, it's a quality of life which we receive when we know that God is King over all?
What's an example of a happening or circumstance that you may be putting your hope in right now?
How does that knowing that God is King make things "new"?
God is going to make all things new, not just because they've gotten old and outdated, but because we've broken them with our sin. We now have to deal with tears, death, mourning
Psalm 147:3 and Isaiah 63:1-3 paint a picture of God as one who binds up wounds and verse 3 and 4 in our passage say that He comes down from His throne to wipe away our tears.
What do we learn about our relationship with God from these descriptions?
God is making all things new and He tells us here in His word so that we will look forward to it. In
Why do you think we're told to stop looking back?
What are some things you have behind you that you can't stop looking back at?
Duane then went on to explain what it means to make things new. That God isn't offering to make new things for
What kind of thirst do you think the passage is talking about?
God promises us the thirsty that He will take care of that without any payment, we just need to go to him. Pastor Duane ended with a verse from Romans 6:4 “Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.”
As we seek to have a future orientation, where we look ahead, what are some things you look forward to being made new?
Pray with your group that we would be able to confess and bring God our broken things and look forward to the new things He has promised us.