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The Revelation to John            Welcome!  Please take one of each of the papers          laid out by the sink!
Experiences with the Text• Introduce yourself• What experience do you have with the Revelation?• What do you hope to gain ...
Reading the Revelation• Put away our lenses• Principle: The Text can never mean what it never meant.• A brief history of I...
Reading the Revelation"The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soontake place; h...
Reading the Revelation “Revelation” = Apokaluyj (Apocalypsis) It means “to unveil” or “an unveiling”"The revelation APOCAL...
Reading the RevelationAn apocalypse is a genre of revelatory literature with a narrative framework in which arevelation is...
Reading the RevelationAn apocalypse is a genre of revelatory literature with a narrative framework in which arevelation is...
Reading the RevelationAn apocalypse is a genre of revelatory literature with a narrative framework in which arevelation is...
Reading the RevelationAn apocalypse is a genre of revelatory literature with a narrative framework in which arevelation is...
Reading the RevelationAn apocalypse is a genre of revelatory literature with a narrative framework in which arevelation is...
Reading the RevelationAn apocalypse is a genre of revelatory literature with a narrative framework in which arevelation is...
Reading the RevelationAn apocalypse is a genre of revelatory literature with a narrative framework in which arevelation is...
The Power of a Picture
The Power of a Picture
Reading the Revelation"The revelation APOCALYPSIS (unveiling) of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show hisservants what...
Background,History & Culture
The World of the Revelation
The Structure of the Revelation1.    Seven Letters to Seven Churches (Chapters 1-3)2.    The Heavenly Throne Room Vision (...
The Revelation of Jesus Christ Revelation 1:10-20
For Next WeekRead chapters 1-3.What stands out to you?What’s the most confusing?What’s the clearest?BONUS: What connection...
Revelation Week 1 - Introduction and Chapter 1 - JR. Forasteros
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Revelation Week 1 - Introduction and Chapter 1 - JR. Forasteros

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Learn to read the Bible's scariest book. It's not the End of the World. It's a message of hope to Christians struggling to stay faithful in a faithless culture. Week 1 is an introduction and analysis of Chapter 1.

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Revelation Week 1 - Introduction and Chapter 1 - JR. Forasteros

  1. 1. The Revelation to John Welcome! Please take one of each of the papers laid out by the sink!
  2. 2. Experiences with the Text• Introduce yourself• What experience do you have with the Revelation?• What do you hope to gain from this study?
  3. 3. Reading the Revelation• Put away our lenses• Principle: The Text can never mean what it never meant.• A brief history of Inspiration
  4. 4. Reading the Revelation"The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soontake place; he made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who testified to theword of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of the prophecy, and blessed are those whohear and who keep what is written in it; for the time is near." -- Revelation 1:1-3 (NRS)
  5. 5. Reading the Revelation “Revelation” = Apokaluyj (Apocalypsis) It means “to unveil” or “an unveiling”"The revelation APOCALYPSIS (unveiling) of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show hisservants what must soon take place; he made it known by sending his angel to his servantJohn, who testified to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all thathe saw.Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of the prophecy, and blessed are those whohear and who keep what is written in it; for the time is near."-- Revelation 1:1-3 (NRS)
  6. 6. Reading the RevelationAn apocalypse is a genre of revelatory literature with a narrative framework in which arevelation is mediated by an otherworldly being to a human recipient, disclosing atranscendent reality which is both temporal, insofar as it envisages eschatologicalsalvation, and spatial, insofar as it involves another, supernatural world.
  7. 7. Reading the RevelationAn apocalypse is a genre of revelatory literature with a narrative framework in which arevelation is mediated by an otherworldly being to a human recipient, disclosing atranscendent reality which is both temporal, insofar as it envisages eschatologicalsalvation, and spatial, insofar as it involves another, supernatural world.
  8. 8. Reading the RevelationAn apocalypse is a genre of revelatory literature with a narrative framework in which arevelation is mediated by an otherworldly being to a human recipient, disclosing atranscendent reality which is both temporal, insofar as it envisages eschatologicalsalvation, and spatial, insofar as it involves another, supernatural world.
  9. 9. Reading the RevelationAn apocalypse is a genre of revelatory literature with a narrative framework in which arevelation is mediated by an otherworldly being to a human recipient, disclosing atranscendent reality which is both temporal, insofar as it envisages eschatologicalsalvation, and spatial, insofar as it involves another, supernatural world.
  10. 10. Reading the RevelationAn apocalypse is a genre of revelatory literature with a narrative framework in which arevelation is mediated by an otherworldly being to a human recipient, disclosing atranscendent reality which is both temporal, insofar as it envisages eschatologicalsalvation, and spatial, insofar as it involves another, supernatural world.
  11. 11. Reading the RevelationAn apocalypse is a genre of revelatory literature with a narrative framework in which arevelation is mediated by an otherworldly being to a human recipient, disclosing atranscendent reality which is both temporal, insofar as it envisages eschatologicalsalvation, and spatial, insofar as it involves another, supernatural world.
  12. 12. Reading the RevelationAn apocalypse is a genre of revelatory literature with a narrative framework in which arevelation is mediated by an otherworldly being to a human recipient, disclosing atranscendent reality which is both temporal, insofar as it envisages eschatologicalsalvation, and spatial, insofar as it involves another, supernatural world.In other words:Jesus comes to show John what God is doing behind the scenesto rescue and redeem creation.
  13. 13. The Power of a Picture
  14. 14. The Power of a Picture
  15. 15. Reading the Revelation"The revelation APOCALYPSIS (unveiling) of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show hisservants what must soon take place; he made it known by sending his angel to his servantJohn, who testified to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all thathe saw.Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of the prophecy, and blessed are those whohear and who keep what is written in it; for the time is near." -- Revelation 1:1-3 (NRS)
  16. 16. Background,History & Culture
  17. 17. The World of the Revelation
  18. 18. The Structure of the Revelation1. Seven Letters to Seven Churches (Chapters 1-3)2. The Heavenly Throne Room Vision (Chapters 4-11)3. The Cosmic War (Chapters 12-22)
  19. 19. The Revelation of Jesus Christ Revelation 1:10-20
  20. 20. For Next WeekRead chapters 1-3.What stands out to you?What’s the most confusing?What’s the clearest?BONUS: What connection do you notice between chapter 1 and the seven letters?

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