REVELATION


Revelation is a difficult book to understand. This reality is not helped by the vastly different interpretive approaches faithful and well respected biblical scholars use. In this series the interpretative approach taken is that Revelation is a message for all ages as such

– Revelation is not giving a litany of historical events, but we can relate history to it.

– Revelation is just for the 1st century Christians, but we need to know the original audience.

– Revelation is not just about the future, except for chapters 20-22.

The key purpose of Revelation is to recognise that believers live in a broken world and it is teaching us how to have faith as we make our way in this broken world.


An Introduction Into Understanding Revelation




 


Part 1 – The Saviour Of This Broken World

Revelation 1:1-20


We have a Saviour who gives us a powerful calling, and powerful support, to be His servants in this broken world.

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Part 2 – The Broken Church In This Broken World

Revelation 2:1-3:22


Like the seven churches in Revelation the church today is broken – compromise, spiritually dead, lukewarm, loveless. The only way the church can have an impact is to hold onto the truth that Jesus is among us.

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Part 3 – A Heavenly Perspective On This Broken World

Revelation 4:1-5:14


As John enters the throne room of heaven we are confronted with the truth that the unfolding of history in this broken world is backed by one solid truth – God is in control.

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Part 4 – Protection Of The Church In This Broken World

Revelation 6:1-8:1


Like the seven churches in Revelation the church today is broken – compromise, spiritually dead, lukewarm, loveless. The only way the church can have an impact is to hold onto the truth that Jesus is among us.

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Part 5 – Repent From The Idolatry Of This Broken World

Revelation 8:2-9:21


As the trumpets are sounded those who are evil in this earth are being challenged by God. Through these events God is saying; I am God – Have I got your attention yet.

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Part 6 – A Prophet For The Church In This Broken World

Revelation 10:1-11:19


God has provided us with an authoritative and powerful message, through His authoritative and powerful prophets, so that we can be an authoritative and powerful church.

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Part 7 – Our War With The Unholy Trinity In This Broken World

Revelation 12:1-13:18


Satan – one little word shall fell him. But what if no-one uses that word? What if we keep watering down the faith? What if we are too materialistic? What if we are too comfortable? We are at war don’t be distracted or deceived.

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Part 8 – The Gospel Is Proclaimed In This Broken World

Revelation 14:1-15:4


The Gospel is very clear – those who trust the Lamb are given the promise that He will be with them always. Those who ignore Jesus will face judgement.

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Part 9 – God Takes Control Of Evil In This Broken World

Revelation 15:5-16:21


The pouring of the seven bowls shows us that God’s grace will come to a close – when the bowls are poured the end is near. How ready are we?

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Part 10 – The Overthrow of Evil in this Broken World

Revelation 17:1-18:24


Babylon, who is the prostitute on the dragon, meets her end.


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Part 11 – The Overthrow Of Satan In This Broken World

Revelation 19:20:1-20:1


Revelation has confronted us with images that might make us feel evil has the upper hand – but Satan is on a leash.

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Part 12 – The Hope Of The Saints In This Broken World

Revelation 20:11-22:5


There will be a judgement day which is the moment that clarifies our eternal destination. It doesn’t have to be a time of fear as long as your name is in the right book.

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Part 13 – Be Holy In This Broken World

Revelation 22:6-21


As John enters the throne room of heaven we are confronted with the truth that the unfolding of history in this broken world is backed by one solid truth – God is in control.

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