by Dan Lentz
1. Write the following three questions on a piece of paper:
• When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
• Who was your hero when you were a kid?
• When you were younger, what did you think Heaven would be like?
Pass the paper with the questions to each person in the group, one person at a time. The rest of the group gets to vote on which of the three questions the person holding the paper should answer. The group may also ask one follow-up question after the person’s initial response.
Read Revelation 4.
2. Does John’s description of God’s presence come close to your childhood image of what God is like?
3. What surprises you about what you just read?
4. When you consider the majesty of God from this word picture and realize you were created to experience this glory, how does it make you want to respond right now? What does it motivate you to do differently tomorrow, the next day, and the next day?
5. Close your group time by worshiping. Many songs and hymns incorporate the words “Holy, Holy, Holy.” Select a song from a CD or other media and play it for your group. Have them sing along as a prayer of worship. Finish by praying the prayer found in Revelation 4:11.
T. Daniel Lentz works for the Small Group Network in Whitestown, Indiana.