The Revelation Fully Revealed
Twenty centuries ago a faithful Christian believer who wanted to give warning, encouragement, and hope to Christians who were suffering or were about to suffer persecution under the Roman Empire wrote a letter, an epistle to seven churches. This letter expressed judgment and despair, victory and hope. It was an affirmation of faith in God’s power and love. Undoubtedly, the seven churches that received this letter understood the message it contained and were strengthened by it. Since then, however, this letter has been much misunderstood and distorted by both opportunists and well meaning people.
People come to the study of Revelation with a wide variety of feelings and preconceived notions. We will be taking a deep look at the contents of this book, which was the most disputed book to make it into the canon of the New Testament. We’ll look at the history, customs, and symbols of the day when it was written on the rocky island of Patmos.
I am inviting you to all or some of these sessions. Bring your questions and impressions of the book that Martin Luther felt did not belong in any scripture. (He also felt that the book of James should be “ripped” out of the canon.) Here is the syllabus for our course. Please bring your favorite Bible. We will meet in the Youth Room every Tuesday beginning February 12, from 7 to 8:30 PM.
NOTE: The schedule has changed some from what is printed below. You are still invited; please call the church for specific details.
February 12: The One in the Midst of the Lampstands…read Revelation chapter 1
February 19: Christ’s messages to the Seven Churches…read chapters 2 & 3
February 26: The Throne, the Sealed Book, the Lamb and the Seven Seals Opened…Read Revelation 4-7
March 5: The Sounding of the Seven Trumpets…read chapters 8-11
March 12: The Woman, The Red Dragon, and Two Beasts…read chapters 12-15
March 19: The Pouring of the Seven Bowls….read chapters 16-20
March 26: The New Heaven and the New Earth…read chapters 21 & 22..
Please call me with any questions. They will be most welcome.
Pastor Dennis Johnson