Statement of Confession: I believe in the Trinity--Father, Son and Holy Spirit; The Three are One in the Father. I believe that Jesus is the Savior to those that accept Him in genuine repentance of their sins through faith as their Lord and Savior. I believe that baptism--immersion, burial--is an outward show to the world of their acceptance of salvation by Jesus for His dying, resurrection and His sitting at the right hand of the Father in heaven. This ministry is FREE.
Lesson for November 13, 2016New JerusalemRevelation 21:9-27Dr. Mark Scott wrote this treatment of the InternationalSunday School Lesson. Scott teaches preaching and New Testament at Ozark Christian College, Joplin, Missouri. This lesson treatment is published in the November 6 issue of The Lookout magazine and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com.
______ By Mark Scott
Jerusalem is a stunning city. When the sun hits this city of stone, it sparkles. But the New Jerusalem that John saw in his vision sparkled even more. John utilized vivid language to describe what he saw. Much of this may be literally what John saw. But because John had never seen anything like this, some of it may be the best he can do with figures of speech. Metaphors and symbols are embraced when normal language just does not cut it. The Wife City | Revelation 21:9-14 John was mesmerized by this holy city that came down out of Heaven. He obeyed the voice of one of the seven angels (Revelation 15:1), finding hi…