Tears, death, sorrow, crying, and pain will soon be a thing of the past for some, “for the former things are passed away . . . Behold, I make all things new.” The new will be a glorious state of blessedness reserved for those who have had their names written in the Book of Life.
It has been the aim of Satan since the beginning of time to bring all humanity into his ranks. Ever since the downfall of man in the Garden of Eden, the fight of right against wrong has been raging in this world. But God has made ample provision for the salvation of man’s immortal soul.
It is this provision that will be taken up in this study of “God’s Cure for Sin.” In Genesis 3:15 we see the first beam of light for lost humanity pointing toward Christ, the Redeemer of man. A key lesson in this quarter deals with God offering His own Son as a substitute for mankind.
Woven into this quarter are lessons covering the events leading up to Easter. We will explore the message and hope of the Resurrection as the foundation of the Gospel, and will learn how one can be enabled to walk in newness of life. We will also study some of the results of salvation and the benefits it brings into one’s life.
May God bless you as you explore His plan for the redemption of man.
Revelation 3:5; 20:12-15; 22:19
- What type of people will not enter into the City described in our text? Be specific, supporting your answer with Scripture.
- Explain what the Book of Life contains (Revelation 3:5). Of what importance is the Book of Life?
- Read Revelation 21:3-4. Who are the people in these verses?
- The Book of Life is not the only book John saw (Revelation 20:12). What do you think is found in the other books?
- Why is the Book of Life sometimes called “The Lamb’s Book”?
- What is the alternative to the Book of Life?
- Once your name is written down, can it ever be removed? See Exodus 32:33.
- What can a person do to ensure that his name will remain in the Book of Life?
- Read Revelation 22:18-19. What does it mean to you?
- From the text, list some of the things you can look forward to if you keep your name in the Lamb’s Book of Life.