Have you ever wondered what the book of Revelation is all about, but tire of the hype and fantastic interpretations and predictions? The solution is an exegetical study – a study which pulls the meaning from the text, rather than reading meaning into it.
The Book of Revelation is not intended to be a confusing and bewildering cacophony of vision and mysteries. It is, after all, called “revelation” – a book intended to reveal things, not hide them. It is written so that you may understand – not be perplexed. In fact, Revelation is the only book of the Bible which specifically pronounces a blessing upon the one who reads, hears (understands), and keeps the message of the book.
Much of Revelation can be understood when we recognize that its overarching theme is that God rules history, and will bring it to its consummation in Christ Jesus – who triumphs over sin and Satan. As we work through the text of Revelation, we’ll do an in-depth study, but we’ll also follow the advice Vern Poythress offers in The Returning King: “Revelation is a picture book, not a puzzle book. Don’t try to puzzle it out. Don’t become preoccupied with isolated details. Rather, become engrossed in the overall story.”
If you’d like to learn more about this wonderful book, join us for our Sunday School hour at 11:00 each Sunday morning.* Better yet, join us as well as we preach through the book of Genesis in our morning worship service at 9:30. These two books have much in common!
*Please note that that the First Sunday of each month our Sunday School hour is typically devoted to a Question and Answer session.