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Praise for God’s Eternal Reign

Lesson 11 


Fall 2021


By: RLD Editorial Team 


November 14, 2021

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Lesson Focus:

Give thanks to Jesus who reigns forever.

Bible Basis:

Revelation 11:15–19

Materials Needed:

Step 1:

  • None

Summary & Links:

Give thanks to Jesus who reigns forever.

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Music Video, Traditional: “There’s a Song in the Air”
Music Video, Multicultural: “Lead Me” by Janice Gaines
Music Video, Contemporary: “You Never Let Go” by Tim Timmons
Guzik’s Commentary on Revelation 11
Pulpit Commentary on Revelation 11
Matthew Henry’s Commentary on Revelation 11

Memory Verse:

15 The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said:
“The kingdom of the world has become
    the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah,
    and he will reign for ever and ever.”
–Revelation 11:15

Step 1

Materials Needed:

  • None

Every year, Wreaths Across America places Christmas wreaths on the headstones of veterans in cemeteries around the nation. There is even an annual running program, the Escort to Arlington challenge, associated with the wreath-laying. Trucks in Maine load wreaths in December and then make the 737-mile trek down to Arlington National Cemetery. Runners can “escort” those trucks by amassing 737 miles of running by the time the trucks reach Washington, D.C. This year’s event has special significance to Emily Kraines, whose husband was an Air Force pararescue jumper who died in a training accident in 2019. Emily had always been a runner, but when her husband died, she stopped. She discovered that this year’s Escort to Arlington challenge culminates on what would’ve been Peter’s 36th birthday, December 18, so she committed to amassing all those miles. “This year, I will get to visit his grave with an accomplishment of finishing another race,” she said. “I know he would be so proud.”

Our passage today captures the scene in heaven when the reign of the Lord Jesus is celebrated. Having overcome on earth, purchasing people from all tribes and tongues for God, now His forever reign is celebrated again. It is a scene of tremendous gratitude and worship.


  • As you are filled with thankfulness in this season, how can you show gratitude?
  • What’s the most extravagant expression of gratitude you’ve ever witnessed or received?
  • In what key ways was Jesus treated differently on earth from how He is treated in heaven?

Looking for Steps 2, 3 & 4?

You can find Steps 2, 3 & 4 in your teacher’s guide. To purchase a teacher’s guide, please visit: Bible-in-Life or Echoes.

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