1. Who is “the revelation” from, and who is it to? Who is the Book of Revelation from, and who is it to?
2. John sees a vision of seven stars and seven lampstands (Revelation 1:12-16). What does Revelation 1:20 say these images represent? Does this mean that other elements may convey symbolic meaning?
3. Does each of the seven churches who John writes to receive both praise and criticism from Jesus? Which ones are the exception?
4. The four living creatures of Revelation 4 are like a lion, an ox, a man, and an eagle, with six wings and covered with eyes. If not an actual physical description, what might these characteristics represent?
5. Who is the One on the throne in Revelation 4:11? For what reason do the 24 elders proclaim that He is worthy?
6. Who is the only One found worthy to take the scroll in Revelation 5? What two animals are referred to in Romans 5:5-6?
7. In the new song of Revelation 5:9-10, for what reason is the Lamb declared to be worthy?
8. What are the colors of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse in Revelation 6:1-8, and what do each of them represent?
9. Who are the ones in the multitude wearing white robes (Revelation 7:9-17)? How many people are there? What is their reward?
10. After the 7 seals, another series of 7 takes place. What is it? Instead of a fourth of the earth (6:8), what proportion is affected this time?
11. Where does it appear the events of Revelation 11:1-14 take place?
12. Who is the dragon? Can you cite a scripture that tells us directly?
13. The Sea Beast of Revelation 13 is often thought to be the Antichrist, while the Earth Beast is called the False Prophet. What would an “unholy Trinity” like this tell us about Satan?
14. What are the consequences of not receiving the mark of the Beast (13:16-18)? What are the consequences of receiving it (14:9-12)?
15. A final cycle of 7 begins in Revelation 15-16. What is it this time?
16. Revelation 17 provides a vision of a prostitute sitting on the beast. Who do you think she may represent?
17. What happens to “Babylon” in Revelation 18? Who is listed as being saddened at her fate in 18:9-20?
18. What is the fate of the beast and false prophet (Revelation 19:19-21)? What is the eventual fate of the dragon (Revelation 20:7-10)?
19. What excites you the most about the vision of a new heaven and a new earth we see in Revelation 21 and 22?
20. Is Revelation just about the end, its words only for those living in the last days? Or does it contain a message for its first hearers and subsequent generations of Christians? If so, what is that message?