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October 8, 2023 Sermon Notes and Questions

Times Up! Revelation

“It’s About to Get Really Bad Around Here”

7 Bowl Judgments Announced

Revelation 15


Justin Scarberry

Message Notes


Revelation 15 NASB

Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels who had seven plagues, which are the last, because in them the wrath of God is finished.

And I saw something like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those who were victorious over the beast and his image and the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, holding harps of God. And they sang the song of Moses, the bond-servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying,

“Great and marvelous are Your works,
Lord God, the Almighty;
Righteous and true are Your ways,
King of the nations!
Who will not fear You, Lord, and glorify Your name?
For You alone are holy;
For all the nations will come and worship before You,
For Your righteous acts have been revealed.”

After these things I looked, and the temple of the tabernacle of testimony in heaven was opened, and the seven angels who had the seven plagues came out of the temple, clothed in linen, clean and bright, and their chests wrapped with golden sashes. And one of the four living creatures gave the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God, who lives forever and ever. And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from His power; and no one was able to enter the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were finished.

Series Recap:

Chapter 1:  Divine Outline (Revelation 1:19)

  • Things which were (past),
  • Are (present church age)
  • Yet to come (after the church is raptured)>

Chapter 2 & 3:  The Church Age

  • 7 letters to 7 churches

Chapter 4&5:  The Church in Heaven with Jesus

Chapter 6-18:  3 Sets of Judgments

  • Seal Judgments
  • Trumpet Judgments
  • Bowl Judgments

Chapter 19:  Jesus Returns

  • A final war (Armageddon)
  • Jesus Returns

Chapter 20:  Millenium Reign of Jesus

  • Satan Bound for 1000 years
  • Jesus directly rules from earth
  • Judgment of Satan and all who chose his path

Chapter 21: New Heaven & New Earth

A Perfectly Holy God Cannot Tolerate Sin

Habakkuk 1:13 NIV

13 Your eyes are too pure to look on evil;
you cannot tolerate wrongdoing.
Why then do you tolerate the treacherous?
Why are you silent while the wicked
swallow up those more righteous than themselves

Sacrifices only covered our sin, Jesus’ sacrifice paid for it!

Sin caused man to transfer over the rule of the earth to Satan.

The Satanically empowered antichrist will come on the scene and demand to be worshipped.

The Church (us) is the seed of Jesus.  We are to spread that seed to others.



Name: _____________________________________         Date: ______________ 

Sin Exam:  Are you a sinner? (mark guilty if even 1 time)           Guilty        Not Guilty                        100% to pass

  1. Have you ever had any other gods in your life?       ​☐​                   ​☐​


  1. Have you worshipped any idols?                         ​☐​                   ​☐​


  1. Blasphemed God’s name?                                    ​☐​                   ​☐​


  1. Keep the Sabbath day (Saturday) Holy?            ​☐​                   ​☐​


  1. Honor your father and mother?​☐​                   ​☐​


  1. Committed murder?                                                ☐                   ☐


  1. Committed adultery?                                                ​☐​                   ​☐​


  1. Ever stole anything?                                                ​☐​                   ​☐​


  1. False testimony (gossiped or lied)?☐                   ☐


  • Covet (ever wanted something someone else had?) ☐               ☐


Extra Credit 1:  Ever looked at someone with lust?                         ☐                    ☐

Extra Credit 2:  Ever hate someone?                                                    ☐                    ☐



1. Recount the progression of the book of Revelation by chapter without using your notes.

         a. If followers of Jesus are going to be taken to Heaven before all this happens, why does it matter? Shouldn’t we focus on the other areas of the Bible instead of focusing on the end times scary stuff? (explain    your answer)

2. Can God tolerate evil? Why or why not?

3. Read Habakkuk 1:13

          a. Why do you think God does not just wipe out all evil right now?

4. Describe the OT sacrifices for sin.

           a. How does that differ from the NT?

5. Read Revelation 15:1-4

          a.Who do you think the beast is who is referenced in verse 2?

          b. What does the word “Holy” mean in verse 4?

          c.  Are all believers holy?  Why or why not?

          d. What does it mean in verse 1 that the wrath of God is finished?

6. Read Revelation 15:5-8

          a. Why would God send 7 plagues to the earth?

          b. If someone who did not yet know Jesus asked you, “How could a God of love pour out His wrath like it shows in the book of Revelation?”, how would you answer that question?

7. What is the significance of the temple in scripture (from verse 5)?

8. What will Heaven be like? What are some of the things scripture tells us about Heaven?

9. Is there anything in Revelation that you are struggling trying to understand (if you are most likely most people are)?

Please pray for God’s continual guidance for the direction of our church and that God would guide the leadership of the church and give them a clear understanding of the direction.