The primary, driving vision of Revelation 4-22 is John’s glimpse of God’s heavenly throne room. Find out why it should bring us great comfort to remember that God is on his throne (and not for the reasons you may have heard before!).
Revelation’s fourth chapter represents an important shift in the book. Even though the first three chapters have plenty of symbolism, they’re still fairly down-to-earth in their message. Reading the first part of the Apocalypse isn’t too different from reading Paul’s… Read More ›
Last week I had a friend of mine ask me for a list of books I would recommend for someone wanting to start seriously studying theology. Naturally I was pleased to answer, and I also thought it would be good… Read More ›
The church at Laodicea is the only church in Rev 2-3 that gets absolutely no praise from Jesus. He had nothing good to say about them. Why is that? And why does Jesus tell them he’d rather they be “cold” than lukewarm?
Open theism is a topic that tends to rustle a lot of feathers, especially in some conservative/fundamentalist camps where the view often gets immediately labeled as unorthodox or even blasphemous. When I was in seminary, it was always quickly dismissed… Read More ›
What is Jesus promising when he says he’ll keep the faithful Philadelphian Christians from the “hour of testing” (3:10)? Is this talking about a pre-tribulation rapture?
In Revelation 2-3, we get to listen in as Jesus gives seven different churches a performance review. We should study them to learn what criteria Jesus is holding us to.
I had the privilege of getting to preach one of the messages in our church’s summer series this week. It’s been a while since I’ve had the chance to preach a full sermon, so this was really a delight for… Read More ›
The first vision in the book of Revelation is not of doom or judgment; it’s a vision of Jesus. Learn what the imagery John sees has to teach us.
The book of Revelation opens by telling us that its contents must take place “soon.” The time is near. But how does that work? After all, Revelation was written over 1,900 years ago!