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!
Jesus Will Return
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.
Family Discussion Questions
- How do you feel when you think about Jesus’ return?
- What is one thing about the new earth that excites you?
- What sad things will go away when Jesus returns?
- Name some things the new city of Jerusalem does not need. Why not?
- What are you most looking forward to about Jesus coming back to earth?
-Discuss what makes a good amusement park.
-Supply everyone with paper and a pencil.
-Challenge them to design their version of a perfect amusement park.
-Invite them to name their park.
-When everyone is finished designing, encourage them to share their designs.
"Those sound like amazing theme parks! As much fun as those designs would be, the Bible tells us about an even better place to live: the new earth. When Jesus returns, He will fix everything sin has broken and make the world perfect again. The Bible calls this the new earth. Today, we will learn more about it."