Category Archives: Revelation

Reading Revelation – Putting Yourself in Their Shoes

One of the biggest difficulties in understanding Revelation is our lack of familiarity with several things: Old Testament prophesy, intertestamental literature, Jewish tradition, and Greco-Roman political and religious mythology. It is very easy to read Revelation without tapping into a good commentary that has taken these things into account when appropriate and miss the point.Continue Reading

Walking Through Revelation – Part 1

Prologue (Revelation 1:1-3) Why is Revelation important today? Revelation – The title of the book tells us something special is going on. There are things that are mysterious and known only to God. No matter how many degrees we hold or how much divinity we master, God still knows more than we do! Yet, inContinue Reading

Bible Class Archive – More Additions

The Bible Class Archive of free Bible class curriculum stands at 999 pages and over 300 lessons! I just added a new lesson series in from Tim Archer on his book Letters from the Lamb. I will also be adding in several lesson series in the coming weeks by David Chadwell of the West-Ark ChurchContinue Reading

Summaries of the New Testament Books

To follow up on this post summarizing the books of the Old Testament, here is the list for the New Testament. Here is this list in pdf. These are just quick helps to help people get a feel for these books and see how they connect with each other. Bible Study Helps – New TestamentContinue Reading

Five Commands for a Dying Church – Revelation 3:1-6

1“To the angel of the church in Sardis write: These are the words of him who holds the seven  spirits of God and the seven stars. I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead. 2Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have notContinue Reading

Is Your Congregation Rich or Poor?

Here is what Christ said to two of his churches in Revelation 2 and 3: “I know your afflictions and your poverty—yet you are rich!” – Revelation 2:9 to the church in Smyrna “You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that youContinue Reading

Using Ray Vander Laan’s Early Church DVD in Teaching Revelation 2-3

Our men’s class is in Revelation 2 and I can’t tell you how helpful it was to show the Ephesus video from Ray Vander Laan’s Faith Lessons on the Early Church DVD. For them to see the city, the amphitheater, remnants of the emperor cult and worship to Artemis was exceptional. I would highly recommendContinue Reading

Having Zeal But Lacking Love – Ephesus

Wouldn’t you love to hear Christ say, “I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked men, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name and haveContinue Reading

Starting a Class on Revelation – Any Suggestions

So I have finally bit the bullet and just started a class on Revelation last week. Since this is my first time teaching this book I thought maybe a few of you who have might have some words of wisdom or perspective to offer. Here are my reference books: The NIV Application Commentary: Revelation byContinue Reading

The NIV Does Not Call Jesus Satan – Isaiah 14:12 & Revelation 22:16

I have heard this accusation for the third time this week and I want the truth to be put out there clearly and concisely so that if people google this subject hopefully they don’t find all the misinformation out there but get the truth. Here is how this argument against the NIV usually goes. TheContinue Reading

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