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Pastor Kevin Manning : I am Making Everything New

End of Daze · 33:31 · Recorded July 17, 2022

“I Am Making Everything New!”

Revelation 21:1-8 (NIV84) Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life. He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son. But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (NIV84) Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

1. God makes… everything he touches new.

Revelation 21:5 (NIV84) He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

Greek: two words for “new”

NEOS: Duration

KAINOS: Quality

2. God makes… a new heaven and earth.

Revelation 21:2-4 (NIV84) I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

3. God makes… it possible for you to begin to experience it now.

Revelation 21:3 (NIV84) And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.”

Revelation 21:5 (NIV84) He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

John 14:21 (ESV) “Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”

Talk It Over
  • Reread Revelation 21:5. What are your initial thoughts?

  • In our current world circumstances, when Jesus says “I am making all things new” what comes to your mind first?

  • Does the perspective of all things becoming new, or a new heaven and new earth scare you? Intimidate you? Bring relief to you? What are your thoughts and feelings about this?

  • What are ways you can begin or continue to experience the “newness” of God’s plan for our lives now?

  • Now that we’ve completed this series on Revelation at a high level, how do you feel about this book of the Bible? Is this different from how you felt before we began? How has God blessed your life through this study?

  • What do you hope to carry with you from your time spent in the study of Revelation?

  • Parents: Help your kids understand what Jesus means when he says, “I am making all things new.” That means new hearts and minds, new actions and behaviors, new thoughts and desires. It’s when we turn everything over to him that he can work in us to make us into a new person – the person he’s designed us to be! This week have each child identify one way they’d like to be made new and pray for that consistently. Ask them what actions or thoughts can help with that and encourage them daily. To help get started, look up and read 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT) together.

Talk It Over
  • Reread Revelation 21:5. What are your initial thoughts?

  • In our current world circumstances, when Jesus says “I am making all things new” what comes to your mind first?

  • Does the perspective of all things becoming new, or a new heaven and new earth scare you? Intimidate you? Bring relief to you? What are your thoughts and feelings about this?

  • What are ways you can begin or continue to experience the “newness” of God’s plan for our lives now?

  • Now that we’ve completed this series on Revelation at a high level, how do you feel about this book of the Bible? Is this different from how you felt before we began? How has God blessed your life through this study?

  • What do you hope to carry with you from your time spent in the study of Revelation?

  • Parents: Help your kids understand what Jesus means when he says, “I am making all things new.” That means new hearts and minds, new actions and behaviors, new thoughts and desires. It’s when we turn everything over to him that he can work in us to make us into a new person – the person he’s designed us to be! This week have each child identify one way they’d like to be made new and pray for that consistently. Ask them what actions or thoughts can help with that and encourage them daily. To help get started, look up and read 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT) together.