Posts from January 2023

Posts from January 2023

Revelation 2-3 Study Questions

Study and reflection Examine the descriptions of Jesus Christ in the seven letters. What do they tell us about him? What implications are there for those churches and for us today? Choose two or three churches to discuss. Were these churches spiritually healthy or unhealthy? What were their qualities? What did Jesus say to strengthen, correct, or rebuke them? In what ways (if any) do we need similar instructions?What does this passage teach us about God (his attributes, ways)? What…

Revelation 1 Study Questions

Revelation 1:3 tells us why this book is important. Reflect on how we can receive the blessing that is promised. What does John expect his readers to do with what he is writing? How might the church in the first century have followed John’s exhortation to “Keep what is written in it…”? How can we do that today? How can we understand John’s statement that “the time is near” in a way his readers might have understood it? (Be careful…

Core Seminar: An Overview of Eschatology

On Saturday January 15, 2023 we spent two hours together overviewing the four major historic positions and viewpoints on Eschatology – or “The End Times”. A corrective note from Pastor Matt: As Pastor Dave brought up in the seminar, I did make one error with regard to Dispensationalism’s take on the timing of the battle of armageddon (Revelation 16:16). In my understanding there is not agreement among Historic Premillennialists about the relationship of the events of Revelation 16:16 to the…