Sunday Morning 9/26: Unit 36, Session 4: Jesus Will Return

While he was a prisoner on the island of Patmos, the apostle John had an amazing vision of heaven. Jesus told John to write down everything he saw. John saw things that will happen when Jesus comes back to earth.

In the final chapters of the Book of Revelation, John described a vision of the new heaven and the new earth. He wrote about the beauty of the New City—the New Jerusalem. The streets will be pure gold, like clear glass. The foundations of the city wall will be adorned with precious stones. The city will not need the sun or the moon because God’s glory lights up the city. There will be no darkness, and nothing evil will ever come into the city. There will be no sadness, crying, or pain. Even though there will be no sun or moon, there will be no darkness because the glory of God will be its light. The Lord will reign forever and ever. What an amazing place heaven will be!

Even with John’s descriptions, we can’t imagine exactly what it will be like when Jesus returns. Use this session to emphasize what we do know, using the unit big picture question and answer: What is the hope of the church? The church looks forward to Jesus’ return when He will make all things new.

The promised return of Christ should fill believers with hope, strengthening them to persevere through the trials of this life and remain faithful to the Lord. Jesus promised to come back to earth soon. When Jesus returns, those who trust in Jesus will be with Him and enjoy Him forever. God will undo every bad thing caused by sin—no more death, no more pain, no more tears. Jesus is making all things new.

Christ’s return should also give believers a sense of urgency to share the gospel with the world. It is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes! (Rom. 1:16) Jesus is coming soon. Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!

FAMILY STARTING POINTS 

  • Babies and Toddlers
    • Jesus will come back and undo every bad thing.
    • John saw the new heaven and new earth Jesus made.
    • God will live with His people forever.
    • Jesus is coming back soon.
    • The church waits for Jesus to come back.
  • Preschool
    • Jesus said that He is coming back soon.
    • What is the hope of the church? The church looks forward to Jesus’ return when He will make all things new.
  • Kids
    • Jesus will return, destroy evil, and make all things new. 
    • What is the hope of the church? The church looks forward to Jesus’ return when He will make all things new.

UNIT KEY PASSAGE

  • Revelation 11:15

NEXT WEEK 

“God Created the World” (Genesis 1)

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