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Three Gardens (Revelation 22:1-5)

Phillip Stuckey, July 31, 2016
Part of the Miscellaneous series, preached at a Sunday Evening service

One of the pictures that we find repeated in scripture is that of gardens. In fact, the Bible begins and ends with pictures of gardens (Gen. 2:8; Rev. 22:1-5). Gardens are places of beauty, abundance, and rest. But in the context of the ancients, garden imagery was also often used to describe the place where deity dwelt, where heaven and earth would meet, where man could commune with the divine. In this lesson we want to notice three gardens that are mentioned in scripture and what they teach us.

Tags: Christian Living, Faith, God, Hope, Jesus, Obedience, Rebellion, Sacrifice, Salvation, Selflessness, Sin, Trust

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Revelation 22:1–5 (Listen)

22:1 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.

(ESV)

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