Since this book is the “Revelation of Jesus Christ”(1:1), what does this section “reveal” about the character and nature of Jesus? What aspects of this revelation run counter to the current caricature of Jesus in our culture and even in the church?
What do you think is the significance of the “unknown” name that is written on Jesus? Why would John even record something that we cannot know? See also Deut. 29:29 and Rev. 10:1-4
How would you respond to someone who claims that it is unloving and unfair of God to “judge and make war” and take human life? How can justice and love coexist in the nature of God? How does the cross impact this discussion? See also Rom. 3:21-26; Ezek. 33:11
What do we know of the character of those who gather to “make war” against Jesus and his saints here from the rest of the book of Revelation? See Rev. 9:20-21; 11:17-18; 13:7-8, 14-17; 16:8-11; 17:13-14