This free one year kid’s devotional study thru the Bible is designed to hit the highlights, provide practical application and requires no preparation. If you have a little more time, I encourage you to read the whole section of scripture (Revelation 5) while we focus in on just a few verses in 5 minutes.
Background: The apostle John has been exiled to the island of Patmos. There Jesus appears to him and instructs him to write a letter to the churches. Jesus gives instruction to each of the churches individually and then shares with them a vision of what is to come in the end times, judgement upon the earth, the final destruction of satan’s forces and the beginning of a new heaven and new earth.
John looks and sees billions of angels and 4 living beings and 24 elders surrounding the throne of God and singing a song of praise.
Ask the children…
Who were they singing to?
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slaughtered—” (Revelation 5:12)
What is Jesus the Lamb worthy of?
“to receive power and riches
and wisdom and strength
and honor and glory and blessing.” (Revelation 5:12)
Jesus who was killed on our behalf is now the central figure in the Kingdom of Heaven. He is still the man with nail holes in his hands and feet and a hole in His side where the spear pierced Him and the lamb who was slain, but He is also the King of Kings who is worthy to receive every bit of our worship and the rule and power that goes along with being the King of Glory.
Ask your children if they can imagine what this scene in heaven looks like? How can we reenact it here on earth right now? During this Christmas season we can gather round a nativity scene and worship the baby Jesus who came so humbly to this earth and yet gave His life and then ascended into heaven to take His rightful place as the King of Kings.
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