and Hearing His Voice

Revelation is one of those books in the New Testament which many people avoid.

It is filled with many scary images and horrible events as it describes what takes place just before Jesus’ Second Coming and the end of Sin.

But, it doesn’t need to bring fear to our hearts. It also tells us the end of the story. It assures us that life as we know it, full of pain, suffering, illness and death will end.

There will be an eternity where everything will function according to God’s original plan.

There will be some tough times between now and then. But, the tough times are easier to take, when you know the end of the story.

But, there is one more crucial element. We find Jesus all throughout the book of Revelation.

God doesn’t just give us a set of directions to figure out – He gives us Someone to follow. Someone who has lived and suffered on this earth, experiencing everything Satan has in his arsenal of wickedness and torture.

He navigated it all successfully and offers to lead us through it as well. And as we listen to His voice in Revelation guiding us, we will find the way through to the eternity He has planned for us.

We began this series on January 9, 2021 with a message titled Present, where we looked at how Revelation continues the predominate message of the New Testament that Jesus wants to be present with us in every circumstance we find ourselves in.

The next few lessons are scheduled as following:

Jan. 23, 2021Alpha & Omega – We will look at the phrase Alpha & Omega to see how it impacts us personally, especially in view of the first and the last verse of the Gospel of John. To download the assignment for this lesson, click here.

Jan. 30, 2021Available – We will look at the symbols used to represent traits of Jesus as He walks among the Seven Churches in Revelation 1 as we seek to understand how these traits are important to each of the Seven Churches. To download the assignment for this lesson, click here. To download a sheet with the Bible verses we will be looking at and the questions we will be asking along with next week’s assignment, click here.

Feb. 6, 2021Snapshot – We will look at the Seven Churches found in Revelation 2 – 3 as a snapshot of the church at any given time and place as we explore how the message to each church is also a message to each of us individually. To download the assignment for this lesson, click here. To download a page with the Bible verses we will be looking at and the questions we will be asking, along with next week’s assignment, click here.

Feb. 13, 2021Salvation – We will have a special presentation consisting of an interactive discussion of Ephesians 2:1-10 as we pause from our direct study of Revelation for a week to delve deeper into the message of Salvation we saw expressed in the messages to the Seven Churches. To download this week’s assignment, click here. To download a page with the Bible verses we will be looking at and the questions we will be asking, along with next week’s assignment, click here.

Feb. 20, 2021History, Part 1 – We will look at the first four of the Seven Churches found in Revelation 2 – 3 as a history of the Christian Church from the time of Christ right down to the middle of sixteenth century. To download this week’s assignment, click here. To download a sheet with the Bible verses we will be looking at, the questions we will be asking, next week’s assignment, and some resources, click here.

Mar. 6, 2021History, Part 2 – We will look at the remainder of the Seven Churches found in Revelation 2 – 3 as a history of the Christian Church from the time of Reformation down to the present time to discover where we are in the history of the world.

Mar. 20, 2021Beginning – We will jump to Revelation 21 & 22 as we look at the beginning of the rest of eternity, the good part, the place where we will live with Jesus forever in a place free from pain, sickness, hate, suffering, and death!

We will then spend several weeks looking at the rest of Revelation, filling out some of the important details about following Jesus – even in troubled times.

Each week after the lesson has been presented, there will be a PDF copy available to download along with a link to watch it on our YouTube Channel. It will be posted down at the bottom of this page.

You can watch our service each Sabbath (Saturday) morning beginning around 11:10 am with a Mission Spotlight and Children’s Corner. Then, after a few announcements we move into our message. You will usually have the chance to text in comments or questions each week.

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Completed Lessons

January 9, 2021 – Lesson 1, Present
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January 23, 2021 – Lesson 2, Alpha & Omega
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January 30, 2021 – Lesson 3, Available
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February 6, 2021 – Lesson 4, Snapshot
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February 13, 2021Salvation
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February 20, 2021 – Lesson 5, History, Part 1
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Resources

Summary Outline: To download a PDF version of a summary outline of Revelation 1 – 3, click here.

Revelation of Jesus Christ, Commentary on the Book of Revelation, 2nd Edition, Ranko Stefanovic, Andrews University Press, © 2009. To purchase a paper copy go to Amazon.com. For an iBook, click here. For a Kindle version, click here.

Revelation, the Fifth Gospel, Elizabeth Talbot, Pacific Press Publishing Association, © 2014. To purchase a paper copy go to the ABC or to Amazon.com. For an iBook, click here. For a Kindle version, click here. Or, for a Nook Book, click here.

What We Believe: Prophecies of Revelation for Teens, Seth Pierce, Pacific Press Publishing Association, © 2013. To purchase a paper copy go to the ABC or to Amazon.com. For an iBook, click here. For a Kindle version, click here. Or, for a Nook Book, click here.