You made it! We've come all the way through the Scriptures, from Genesis to Revelation (with some beautiful side roads and stops along the way). In this final week of our online class, we'll help you navigate the book of Revelation and learn how to better understand its genre of apocalyptic literature. Thanks again for coming along for the ride, and Happy 2022!
Book of the Week - part 1 Revelation 1-11
The book of Revelation is not a secret code or puzzle to predict the end of the world. It’s a message to seven ancient churches who were facing persecution. It’s an indictment of earthly kingdoms that makes that point that every human kingdom eventually becomes Babylon and must be resisted. The book is filled with visions and images that point to Jesus’ return as the ultimate King, where he will restore his people and usher in the new creation. This promise motivates every generation of God's people to remain faithful in the midst of persecution and hardship.
Book of the Week - part 2
The book of Revelation is a letter written to seven churches as both encouragement and challenge. It uses visions and symbolic imagery to offer a glimpse of God's plan for a new creation. See how the strange visions of Revelation point to the fulfillment of God's promise to Abraham and his purpose for humanity.
HTRB: Apocalyptic literature
It’s the apocalypse! But what exactly does that mean? (Spoiler - it's not "the end of the world"!) In this video, we look at how to read biblical apocalyptic literature well.