Summer 2019

Hope for the End Time
August 4 - 31

Introduction

The Revelation of Jesus Christ. This book is one of the most famous pieces of literature ever penned. It is a book about Eschatology (end times). During our Summer Bible Study, we will examine the eschatological implications of this great masterpiece.

On Sunday mornings, I will be preaching through the book as well. However, we will use a different lens on that journey. We will consider the worship of God portrayed in the book of Revelation.  In the midst of all the complex imagery, this book is about worship. The most common word for “worship” in the New Testament is used here a total of 24 times, more than in any other book. And there are more expressions of worship in Revelation than in any other place in the New Testament.

While John’s experiences of heavenly worship are stunning, they also cast a vision for worship on earth. The people of God are intended to worship Him! God has wired us for worship! How might these expressions inform how we worship together? What does this mean in our modern and traditional dialects of worship at FBCA? How do we staff, bless, respect, value, and celebrate who we are and who God has called us to be? I look forward to this time together as we seek God’s leadership in deepening our understanding of the book of Revelation and our worship as a church family.


August 4, 2019
There is Hope in Worship!

Revelation 1:1-8


John was worshiping God on the Lord’s Day when he received this incredible vision known as The Revelation. This is a book about Hope for the End Time. It is also a book that teaches us much about worship. As we read, study, pray, and reflect on this book, we will construct a Theology of Worship together.

Daily Bible Readings
August 4:             Revelation 1

August 5:             Revelation 2

August 6:             Revelation 3

August 7:             Revelation 4-5

August 8:             Revelation 6-7

 
August 11, 2019
Behold the Lamb of God!

Revelation 5


John saw the Throne in Heaven. God was holding in His right hand a magnificent scroll sealed seven times. No one was worthy to unveil the contents of the scroll but the Risen Lamb of God. In this powerful scene of worship, we are reminded that our worship of God is Christ-centered. We are to join the heavenly throng in adoring Christ Jesus, the Lion of Judah, the Root of David, the Lamb of God!

Daily Bible Readings
August 12:           Revelation 8

August 13:           Revelation 9

August 14:           Revelation 10

August 15:           Revelation 11

August 16:           Revelation 12


August 18, 2019
The Victorious Gospel

Revelation 6-7


God gave John a remarkable opportunity to witness the triumph of the Gospel through an unforgettable vision. Revelation 6 records the march of history as the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse gallop across time. The culmination of the Gospel is recorded in Revelation 7 with people from all people groups gathered around the throne in unified worship. As the heavenly choir proclaims in Revelation 11, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of this Christ – and He shall reign forever and forever!” Hallelujah!

 Daily Bible Readings

August 19:           Revelation 13

August 20:           Revelation 14

August 21:           Revelation 15

August 22:           Revelation 16

August 23:           Revelation 17


August 25, 2019
Heaven on Earth

Revelation 21-22


So, how does it all end? John was given a glimpse of the Glory of God at the end of time. He describes the ultimate restoration of all things. A new heaven. A new earth. Eden restored. Heaven on earth. And, a powerful admonition for the new world restored by God through Christ – “Worship God!” (Revelation 22:9)

Daily Bible Readings

August 26:           Revelation 18

August 27:           Revelation 19

August 28:           Revelation 20

August 29:           Revelation 21

August 30:           Revelation 22