Home Study of the Book of Revelation
At the beginning of Pastor Dave’s sermon, the first in a twenty-some week study, he mentioned a couple excellent resources that would be helpful for us to obtain and read as we enter this season. He said that both are easy to read and are written for lay people. Here are links to both that can be ordered on-line from www.Amazon.com.
Discipleship on the Edge: An Expository Journey Through the Book of Revelation Paperback – Illustrated, June 1, 2004
by Darrell W. Johnson (Author)
Revelation is probably the most read, but least understood book of the Bible. History is replete with examples of how not to interpret it, and books featuring end-of-world prophecy claims based on Revelation consistently top the bestseller lists. But how can the message of such an enigmatic book be applied to our lives today?
In Discipleship on the Edge, Darrell W. Johnson drives home the challenging and practical message of Revelation in thirty carefully crafted sermons. Paying careful attention to the original context of Revelation and the circumstances surrounding its composition, Johnson shows that the book is not a "crystal ball" but rather a "discipleship manual." Thoroughly researched and yet accessible, this collection of sermons is a helpful resource for pastors and small group leaders who are looking for models to help them preach and teach the message of Revelation in a time when there is much confusion about the end times. ~~Amazon
The Message of Revelation: I Saw Heaven Opened (The Bible Speaks Today Series) Kindle Edition
by Michael Wilcock (Author)
What is the book of Revelation? Does it describe in veiled language events of its writer's own day, or is it largely a prophecy of events still to come? Is it a chart of the whole of history from Christ's first coming to his second? Or does it deal chiefly with principles which are always valid in Christian experience? And what is a twentieth-century reader to do with creatures covered with eyes, locusts like horses, seven bowls of wrath, war in heaven, various beasts and a dragon?
Michael Wilcock maintains that when God's words, declarations, arguments and reasonings had all been spoken, God gave the church "a gorgeous picture book." Wilcok lifts the curtain on Revelation's drama in eight scenes, helping our imaginations as well as our minds grasp the key concepts of this fascinating and enigmatic New Testament book. ~~Amazon